GET ALL OUR BOOKS ON KINDLE NOW!

Posted: 9/13/2018 | September 13th, 2018Today is a big day over here! While we’ve been creating PDF guidebooks to destinations around the world for years, we’ve lacked the one thing people really want these...

Finding Love and Home in Tbilisi, Georgia

Post: 9/12/18 | September 12th, 2018“When did you first hear of Georgia?” Mako asked after a long drag from her cigarette. She was a Georgian tour guide helping my friend Dave, who was also...

World Nomads Review: What’s Included & What’s Not

Updated: 9/11/18 | September 11th, 2018For as long as I’ve been traveling the world, I’ve used World Nomads as my travel insurance provider. Though I’ve written about travel insurance in the past, I’ve never...

A Complete Guide to Attendering Oktoberfest 2018

Updated: 9/10/2018 | September 10th, 2018“How many days are you at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) for?” the German girl wearing her Bavarian dirndl across the table asked me.“We’re here for five days,” I replied, putting...

Gaudi’s Barcelona: A Complete Visitor’s Guide for 2018

Updated: 9/9/18 | September 9th, 2018You can’t visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudi’s influence everywhere you go. He’s the city’s most famous architect helped shape the design of the city during its booming 19th and...

How You Can Help Solve This Global Travel Problem

Posted: 9/6/2018 | September 6th, 2018Years later, I returned to the scene of the crime: Costa Rica. It was in that country that I first fell victim to the travel bug, a disease that...

The Students from the Victor School Return from Guatemala. Here’s the Recap!

Posted: 9/4/2018 | September 4th, 2018Earlier this year, we announced our latest FLYTE partnership, with the Victor School from rural Montana. Our goal was to send a group of its high school students to Guatemala...

What to Do and See (Updated 2018)

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Most of the people who know me know that I love Sweden. It’s filled with beautiful landscapes, lakes, mountains, fjords, buildings, and of course people. If the country didn’t...

The Top Things to See and Do in Brussels in 2018

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Welcome to the capital of Belgium and the European Union. At times it can feel a little stuffy, but it is also a picturesque and historic city with lots...

A Complete Visitor’s Guide to the Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018Waitomo is famous for one thing: worms. And not just any ol’ worms but glow worms! Every year thousands of travelers come here to see the famous glow worms...

What to See, Do, & Where to Stay in 2018

Updated: 9/10/2018 | September 10th, 2018The cobbled streets, tight quarters, the castle, the Gothic architecture of many of its buildings —Edinburgh’s beauty is inescapable.Originally, I visited Edinburgh for my birthday back in 2009 and,...

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2018

Updated: 8/31/2018 | August 31st, 2018Whether as a hobby or profession, starting a travel blog is pretty easy. You can set it up in under 30 minutes. It’s gotten a lot easier than when...

This Non-Nomadic Life (Part Deux)

Posted: 8/30/2018 | August 30th, 2018Years ago, when I tried to slow down and travel less, I wrote a post on my new “non-nomadic” life.It didn’t stick — and I was quickly back on...

41 Top Signs You are a Travel Addict

Updated: 8/29/2018 | August 29th, 2018The travel bug. Chances are if you’re on this website, you’ve got it (or will soon). If you’re always dreaming of far-flung adventures, pining for a change of scenery,...

10 Common Questions about Solo Female Travel

Updated: 8/27/2018 | August 27th, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in...

8 Myths About Solo Female Travel Debunked

Updated: 8/26/2018 | August 26th, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share...

What I Do When I Don’t Travel: 20 More Facts About Me

Posted: 8/23/18 | August 23rd, 2018Years ago, I wrote a post about things I like to do beyond just travel. While I drop hints here and there about the “non-Nomadic Matt” me but today...

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C. in 2018

Updated: 8/22/2018 | August 22nd, 2018Washington D.C. is a place I’ve been to many times throughout the years. I love the city: there are people from all over the world, there’s a ton of...

9 Ways to Stay Safe When You Travel as a Female

Updated: 8/21/2018 | August 21st, 2018Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse is our go to solo female travel expert and writes a guest column featuring tips and advice. It’s an important topic I...

47 Signs You Might Be a Backpacker

Updated: 8/20/2018 | August 20th, 2018Backpacking. It’s more than just slinging a pack over your shoulder and setting off into the wild blue yonder. It’s a way of seeing the world and interacting with...

The 10 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers in 2018

Updated: 8/19/2018 | August 19th, 2018Every month (most of the time), Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice for solo female travelers as I obviously can’t talk expertly on...

14 Ways to Safely Hitchhike the United States in 2018

Updated: 8/18/18 | August 18th, 2018My first experience with hitchhiking was in Belize. Back in 2005, I hitchhiked the entire country, as it was the most common way locals got around. If they were...

A Visitor’s Guide to Attending La Tomatina in Spain (2018 UPDATE)

Updated: 8/14/2018 | August 14th, 2018Everybody loves a good festival. They are a chance to let loose, have fun, and indulge in something crazy.And the only thing more crazy than a giant festival?A giant...

The Best Travel Apps of 2018

Updated: 8/13/2018 | August 13th, 2018There’s no shortage of travel apps cluttering up the Android and Apple marketplaces these days — and that’s a problem, as most of them are terrible. Sorting out useless ones...

What to See, Do, & Where to Eat

Updated: 8/9/2018 | August 9th, 2018Paris: the city that takes too many lifetimes to see. I’ve spent weeks and weeks in Paris, and I’ve barely scratched its surface. Just when you think you’ve seen...

Get Ready for some FOMO! Here are some final updates on TravelCon

POSTED: 8/8/18 | August 8th, 2018TravelCon is just about one month away! I can’t believe it! Where did the time go? This time last year, I was brainstorming the event and now here it...

What to See, Do, & Where to Eat in 2018

Updated: 8/7/2018 | August 7th, 2018Prague is a destination that always seems to be in vogue. It’s been on the tourist map for decades and the crowds show no signs of abating, especially as...

What to See, Do, & Suggested Itineraries

POSTED: 08/06/18 | August 6th, 2018I don’t remember the first time I heard about Azerbaijan, but it’s always held an exotic allure to me. Azerbaijan — even the name sounds exotic — a place...

5 Ways Make Your Money Last When You Travel (2018 Edition)

Updated: 8/5/18 | August 5th, 2018One of the most common questions I get asked about my ability to travel long term is how I can afford to travel so much? Am I rich? Did...

A Traveler’s Tale (and Guide to What to Do)

Updated: 8/8/2018 | August 8th, 2018I’m going to be completely honest: Singapore wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. Given its image as a hyper-clean, hyper-lawful place, I expected a very regimented, orderly,...

A Visitor’s Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Updated: 8/3/2018 | August 3rd, 2018Chaos. Crowds. Delicious food. Cheap clothes. Wild nightlife.Bangkok has it all.The city was founded after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767. The new king, Taksin, established a capital in...

The 24 Best Hostels in Europe in 2018

Just updated on: 08/02/2018 | August 2nd, 2018I’ve been staying in hostels in Europe for over twelve years. I’ve probably stayed at close to a thousand by now. Some were wonderful; others I couldn’t...

Learn the How to Become a Master Traveler

Updated: 8/01/18 | August 1st, 2018Most people aren’t born savvy travelers. It’s something that only comes with on-the-road experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. Travel savviness is a process born...

The Best 16 Things to See and Do in the Virgin Islands (2018 Edition)

Updated: 7/30/18 | July 30th, 2018Two of the most-visited destinations in the Caribbean, the US and British Virgin Islands are what I expected them to be: white sand beaches, excellent diving and snorkeling, turquoise...

A 4 Day Suggusted Itinerary

Updated: 07/27/2018 | July 27th, 2018Hong Kong. Its name inspires visions of a chaotic, jam packed city with soaring skyscrapers, thick smog, endless noodle stands, big finance, and wild nights out. It’s one of...

What to See, Do, and Where to Eat

Published: 07/26/18 | July 26th, 2018London. The Big Smoke. It’s a sprawling city, covering 607 square miles and home to over eight million people.In fact, London is really a collection of cities. The City...

What to Do and See in Bangkok: A 4 Day Itinerary

Updated: 07/25/2018 | July 25th, 2018When people tell me they hate Bangkok, I understand. When I first went to Bangkok in 2006, I despised the city and couldn’t wait to get out.It wasn’t until...

9 Reasons to Visit Thailand in 2018

Updated: 7/20/2017 | July 20th, 2018Thailand is one of my favorite countries in the world. Going to Thailand is like going home. That sense of energy, of adventure, of hectic cities. I love it....

8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Travel

Updated: 7/19/18 | July 19th, 2018Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and living life while your family...

How a Boeing is Built

Updated: 07/17/18 | July 17th, 2018Though I’m terrified of flying, the experience also thrills me. There you are, cruising in a metal tube at 37,000 feet while watching a movie, texting your friends, and...

How NOT to Feel Overwhelmed When Trip Planning

Updated: 07/17/18 | July 17th, 2018Planning a trip can be stressful.Where do you start? What should you do first? What’s step two? Will everything work out? Is there a best route to take? There’s...

What to See, Do, & Other Suggested Tips

Updated: 07/17/18 | July 17th, 2018Berlin is a gigantic city. I knew it was big, but until I decided to explore it by foot, I never knew just how big. I came here for...

NEW GUIDEBOOKS, UPDATES, AND A BIG OLE SALE!

I started this website with a dream: to write guidebooks for companies like Lonely Planet. It never came true though. Why? Because an even better reality took its place. Now, I write my own...

The 12 Best Walking Tour Companies in London

Updated: 7/10/18 | July 10th, 2018As you may know, I’ve been basing my travels lately around a theme in order to make them a little more than just a checklist of the top attractions....

How to Visit Bermuda on a Budget: A Guide to Saving Money

Updated: 07/10/18 | July 10th, 2018Is it possible to travel around Bermuda on a budget? When I was 12, my father took my sister and me to Bermuda to surprise my mom, who...

The 17 Best Hostels in the World

Updated: 07/09/18 | July 9th, 2018I often write about my favorite hostels in regions around the world. Today, I want to combine it all into one place and talk about the best hostels in...

Pere Lachaise Cemetery: A Complete Guide For Visitors

Updated: 07/07/18 | July 7th, 2018Death is not the end for the residents of Père Lachaise in Paris. Their tombs and graves are gawked at every day by hundreds of camera-touting tourists seeking the...

70 Free Things to Do in London in 2018

07/06/2018 | July 6th 2018London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, sleep, eat, drink, or just plain live in. There’s no way to sugar coat it. London eats...

How to Turn High Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit

Updated: 7/5/2018 | July 5th, 2018For years, I put off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about the country’s high prices made me...

My 17 Favorite Places to Eat in Hong Kong

Updated: 07/04/2018 | July 4th, 2018In the crowded streets of Hong Kong, one always finds street vendors serving delicious noodles, roasted ducks hanging in the windows of restaurants, fish tanks full of tonight’s dinner, and...