Have you ever said one of these things:
“I wish I could travel more but I can’t afford it.”
“I wish I could travel more but I don’t have the time.”
“I’m not sure how to start planning my trip.”
“I don’t know if I can save enough money for a trip.”
“I don’t know where to begin.”
I’ve been there. Like you, I used to think travel was something I could never afford to do. I didn’t grow up with much money and my family or friends didn’t travel much – and when we did it was to hotels and resorts. As grew older, I worked all the time, my parents didn’t pay my way, and I was unsure where to find the tools I needed to make travel a reality. I saw the commercials, watch the ads, and read the travel magazines and thought “I’ll never be able to afford to travel.”
But then I went traveling and realized everything I knew about travel was a lie. Travel is way more affordable than people make it out to be. It is something that is possible for anyone – and I want show you how.
I am here to tell you that it is 100% possible – no matter where you are from or what your income level.
I’ve spent the last ten years traveling the world and the last eight showing people how they can do it too. I am here to tell you those dreams in your head don’t have to be just dreams. They can be a reality.
It’s my mission now to help traveler like YOU to realize YOUR travel dreams the same way those five backpackers helped me realize mine.
My advice has been featured on the following major media sites because, time and time again, it’s the best budget advice out there:
I put all my knowledge, the advice from this website, and tons of information you won’t find here in one easy to reference book!
HOW TO AFFORD AND PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
In my New York Times best selling print guide, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, I’ll show you step-by-step exactly how to find the travel deals, tips, and companies that make travel affordable no matter what your budget. This book takes the information on my website and goes into much more detail was well as features tips, tricks, and country breakdowns never talked about here on the blog! It condenses ten years of travel into one easily referenced book.
I’m going to teach you how to become a master traveler so you’ll have the lifelong skills to always get the most value from your money, afford any trip, go anywhere, and stop imagining yourself in exotic destinations – because you’ll actually be there.
What You’ll Learn With This Book
- Master the art of saving for your trip – even if you only make a little money per year. I’ll show you how to be a savings machine.
- Learn how to make your money work for you and never pay overseas bank fees again.
- Master the ways to get FREE airline tickets and save thousands – yes, free!
- Learn the ins and outs of round the world tickets (and whether or not you need one).
- Discover what to look for in a backpack so you get one that lasts forever (and is always comfy).
- Learn how to use travel credit cards to gain hundreds of thousands of free frequent flier and hotel points.
- Learn where to send your mail and what to do with your stuff before you set off on your adventure.
- Find out where to find travel discount cards that can save you 40% or more on your trip.
- Get the secrets to eating cheaply in any city in the world.
- Get demystified about what travel insurance is, why you need it, and how to pick the right coverage provider.
- Learn why tourism cards are the best kept travel secret and how to use them to save hundreds in any city you are in.
- Find out how I manage to cut my transportation costs by 50% and how you can too.
- Discover all the ways you can get free accommodation – from someone’s couch to luxurious mansions – when you travel.
- Get stories, tips, and interviews with other travelers to learn from their successes – and failures – so you avoid rookie mistakes.
- Get a comprehensive list of all the best companies to use from around the world.
PLUS – Get detailed costs for accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, and activities (and specific ways to cut those costs) for the following destinations so you’ll know exactly how much everything costs, what you need to budget, and ways to save:
- Central America
- New Zealand
- Southeast Asia
- South America
Each of these sections has destination specific money saving tips so you can learn how to save money in all of these destinations beyond what’s talked about above! I get into the nitty gritty because this is about money and spending less of it.
This book will lay out planning a long term trip in easy to follow steps that build upon each other, ease your fears, get rid of your anxiety, and comfort you as you prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
AND, if you’re thinking “Matt, I do want to travel more but $50 still seems like a lot of money.” don’t worry! Using the plethora of savings tips in this book, you’ll be able to lower your costs and spend less than $50 a day whether you are in Thailand, Japan, Australia, or France. Traveling the world on $50 a day is about a philosophy as much as it is about a specific number. That number includes everything – flights, insurance, backpacks, and on the road expenses. This book will show you how to travel cheaper, better, and smarter!
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Here’s what other travelers thought of this book
“This is a great practical book that will make you rethink what’s possible traveling on a budget. The philosophy, country details, and online resources provide an outstanding guide to help make your dream a reality. This book was key in the decision to quit my job and travel the world once I realized how affordable it can be! Best budget travel book out there!” – Justin
“I’m a pretty frugal traveler and subscribe to Nomadic Matt’s blog. So, I was curious what he had to say in his new book and whether it’d be better than what’s already on his blog. The verdict? It’s BETTER. While many of these tips might also be on his blog (though I know not all of them are), his new book organizes the tips in a very logical and helpful format.” – Peg
“Great starter travel guide. Following the guidelines from this book and a few personal tweaks I was able to start traveling immediately without much money. I am cheapskate but I want to travel in comfort. This book taught me the beginnings of how to get that done!” – Lothaire
“Lots of truly useful information and we’ll worth a read. Most of the tips are oriented more for the traveler than the tourist, an important distinction. I’ve used quite a few of these techniques over the years and can verify they work and in many ways (if not most) enhance the traveler’s experience rather than hinder it. If I was new to travel, is read it at least twice, then keep a copy on my Kindle or smartphone for reference on the road.” – Anne
“This book gave me loads of INVALUABLE info for my upcoming trip to Europe! Little things that I never would have thought about otherwise. Matt gives the reader tidbits about every possible thing one could think of, and then you can expand your research from there, on the subjects you deem important for your personal journey. If you are a first time backpacker, you must read this book. I paid something like 13 bucks for it. As a very budget conscious traveler, It is worth its weight in gold!” – Heather
“Got more out of it than I ever expected! Great stuff! Worth your money, big time!” – Hannah
“I learned so much from this book. It is/was very helpful in planning my trip to Europe this summer and gave me some good tips on how to survive while in Europe. I would recommend this book to any traveler.” – Aimee
Whether a two week, two month, or two year trip, we all want to stretch our money further. We want to find ways to travel longer and more often. My book will show you how to go anywhere you want without breaking the bank. I will show you the tips that have kept me traveling to where I want, when I want. No matter how long you want to travel for, now you can.
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Vancouver island: One of the most famous things in Vancouver is its physical beauty surrounded by snow ,capped mountains, the deep blue sea , and its gorgeous gardens. Vancouver is outstanding when the sun rises , it’s truly a sight to behold.
QUEBEC CITY: In Quebec city, there are some of the most gorgeous sights in the world like Aquarium de Quebec. In the Aquarium you go through a tunnel and you see all the fish and there is also Terrasse Dufferin . In the castle you can have a tour about history and see the beauty of it and even have dinner there.
Montreal: If you want to get out of the city and enjoy time with your family, Montreal is the place for you .Montreal has beautiful parks and its main sights are the downtown Skyscrapers like the Olympic tower and it also has theme parks.
Niagara falls: Niagara falls is this beautiful huge waterfalls where you can get tours and lunch. There is even a Bird Kingdom and over night shopping.
Calgary: Calgary is one of Canada’s biggest city and every year it has a party where there are Parades, Races, Chuck Wagons , Rodeo, Crafts and foods.
The Step Pyramid is Back After 14 Years of Restoration
Egypt has been renovating a lot of things for a while now. One of the most important aspect that is being renovated at the moment is Egypt’s infamous “Step Pyramid of Djoser”. It is promised that this monument is to be opened quite soon for the public. Yay us!
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has just announced this morning that the renovations of the Step Pyramid are finally complete! The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities recently visited Saqqara’s Archaeological site to survey as well as take a glimpse of all the latest work prior to the grand opening.
Upon restoring the site, the workers had focused on maintaining the Pyramid’s integrity by adding protective stones around the Pyramid in hopes of protecting it from several things such as rain damage and weather conditions too. They had also replaced the stones to prevent the architectural monument from collapsing by repairing the roof and even filling holes. You should know that for centuries Egypt has been neglecting taking care of the Step Pyramid, which is why we’re super excited and can’t wait for the grand opening!
Back in 2011, reports were made by UNESCO claiming that the Step Pyramid, a 4,600 year old Step Pyramid is in extreme danger of collapsing. Alarms were sounded which is why the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities decided to develop as well as preserve restoring cultural sites all over Egypt, the Step Pyramid being one of the most important.
Believe it or not, 90,000LE was used to undertake the restoration and repair. You might think of it as a lot of money, but due to the advanced scientific techniques and tools that are to help maintain the structure’s integrity, 90,000LE is considerably very cheap for renovation!
One of the most exciting things about the renovation is that the ministry had installed electronic panels in order to portray the detailed history of the Saqqara Archaeological site. This will definitely help maintain our country’s ancestral history! Another cool addition to the artifacts are full time security guards, ventilation, modern lighting, and also wheelchair ramps and paths for the needy to allow all kinds of visitors to be able to witness such a beautiful restoration of history.
If you didn’t know, the Step Pyramid has been closed ever since 2006 after an earthquake hit Egypt pretty hard in 1992 and threatened to collapse the Step Pyramid. To fix this problem momentarily, researchers had to use a massive balloon filled with water to help maintain the structure for the time being. They had later stopped restorations in 2011 due to political instability but then quickly began again in 2013.
The Step Pyramid is quite unique not only because it was built by Amenhotep during the 27th century, but also because these were the first pyramids to ever be constructed in the world. Due to that, the actual Pyramids began being created.
We’re quite happy and content with the way Egypt has been dealing with their history and cultural artifacts. We have one of the greatest most important history and culture amongst all, which is why it is great that after 14 years of restoration and hard work, we finally get to witness a better historical upbringing.
Are you excited to see the new changes that are made?
Travel Guide: How to Plan A Low Budget Trip
We’re talking here to real travelers! Those who are traveling to explore not to live luxuriously and therefore are looking for ways to help them stay within their allocated budget, they’re the solo travelers who are seeking to enjoy the destination not their stay.
So for those of you who relate, here are a few tips and tricks to help you travel on a low budget.
Travel out of season
Google the best time to visit your desired destination then travel just before or after the dates given, this technique is called the ‘shoulder season’ where you get to enjoy the country but not the weather.
But who cares when the hotel and airlines prices will be so much lower than the usual? Trust us, you’ll still enjoy the country just as much.
One thing I personally make sure to do is pack properly because trust me, shopping expenses take up from your budget and you will find yourself inside the supermarket buying loads of stuff you clearly don’t need. So bring everything you need and always take with you a warm hoodie and a waterproof jacket, because anywhere you go, unpredictable weather incidents may occur, so why risk shopping for a new jacket?
Book flights in advance
Prices of flight tickets get higher in time as you approach your travel date, so make sure to always book your flight ahead if you already have everything sorted out.
Public Transport is your new travel buddy
Don’t even consider Uber or cabs when you’re traveling abroad, especially if the country you’re traveling to has a subway that covers most areas. Always choose public transportation, buses, metro or trains to get you around. If you’re scared to get lost, you can always ask around or use Google Maps.
To know more on how to use Google Maps for metro stations, click here.
Don’t eat away your budget!
I know that dining in expensive restaurants seems quite appealing but getting broke on your second day is way scarier, so choose cheap lunches that you can buy from a supermarket, or give street food a try. But of course try the country’s main local dish as this is part of your travel experience.
One thing I always do because I get hungry A LOT is pack a few things from home, including canned food, pastas and of course some munchies.
Choose your accommodation wisely
Trust us, you won’t be spending much time in your hotel room because instead you will be out there exploring the world. So basically all you need is a safe place to leave your stuff behind and somewhere that is clean too.
You can trade expensive hotel rooms for dorm rooms in hostels, also a great way to meet people if you’re traveling solo! If you’re traveling with a group, then rent a place on AirBnb, you will find great spaces at low prices when divided on all of you, a studio will even suffice! Couchsurfing is another website you can give a look.
- Go where you know people. This will not only save you the accommodation fees but will also help you get around easily as they will show you around.
- Ask the locals on some of the best deals on food, accommodations, and other necessities can only be discovered through word-of-mouth on the ground.
- Gather all the information you need on the country before traveling, you can ask on Facebook groups for advises and personal experiences.
- Avoid gift shops and shopping in general.
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