How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

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by Matt Kepnes
     
 

No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you’ve been dreaming a lifetime about.

For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box

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No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you’ve been dreaming a lifetime about.

For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn’t have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury.

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matt’s tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, you’ll learn how to:

* Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world
* Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points
* Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation
* Get cheap (or free) plane tickets

Whether it’s a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

"A bible for budget travellers."—BBC Travel

“Whether you’re a savvy backpacker or just dreaming of getting a passport and going overseas, Matt’s collection of easy-to-employ money-saving strategies will open your eyes to the near-infinite ways of seeing the world without busting your budget.” —Matt Gross, former New York Times Frugal Traveler

“If you’ve longed to travel the world but figured it was just an unattainable pipe-dream, take that pipe out of your mouth and read this book. Matt Kepnes does the math and shows you how to make this dream a reality, from how to save for an extended trip, which credit card to get, how to handle banking on the road, to a breakdown of how to save on accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Matt proves that for most Americans, traveling is cheaper than staying home.” —Marilyn Terrell, National Geographic Traveler

“A celeb in the travel blogging world, Matt is your go-to guy for all things budget backpacker. This book is an awesome resource for any traveler looking to maximize their adventures without maxing out their credit cards.” —Julia Dimon, Travel Writer, Outside TV

“There are very few people in the world who have gathered as much first-hand knowledge about long-term world travel as Nomadic Matt. This book will guide you from the first exclamation of ‘I’m going traveling!’ through the planning, take-off, and navigation. Filled with insider strategies and resources, it’s a valuable primer for your upcoming adventures.” —Tim Leffel, author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations

Library Journal
Sparked by his trips to Costa Rica and Thailand, Kepnes (nomadicmatt.com) quit his job in 2006, withdrew his savings of $20,000, and hit the open road. His trip of one year became six. Now an expert on cheap travel, Kepnes outlines preparations for, as well as money-saving strategies during, lengthy trips. His advice covers banking, using credit cards for discounts and free mileage trips, finding the cheapest airline tickets, what travel equipment to have, and whether to take out insurance. On-the-ground suggestions include cheap accommodations, food and beverages, transportation, and sightseeing information. Kepnes’s nearly seven-year globe-trotting journey included five continents, but he has still not reached some popular destinations, such as China and the South Pacific. The book also includes invaluable appendixes that list tour and travel companies, flight resources, backpack companies, discount cards, accommodation resources, travel insurance, and credit cards. There are also destination-specific resources, a suggested packing list, and a section on vaccinations and medical care abroad.

Verdict Kepnes provides a wealth of information for traveling cheaply on extended journeys and will provide invaluable information for aspiring globe-trotters.—Melinda Stivers Leach, Wondervu, CO

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399159671
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
378,286
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

"A bible for budget travellers."—BBC Travel

“Whether you’re a savvy backpacker or just dreaming of getting a passport and going overseas, Matt’s collection of easy-to-employ money-saving strategies will open your eyes to the near-infinite ways of seeing the world without busting your budget.” —Matt Gross, former New York Times Frugal Traveler

“If you’ve longed to travel the world but figured it was just an unattainable pipe-dream, take that pipe out of your mouth and read this book. Matt Kepnes does the math and shows you how to make this dream a reality, from how to save for an extended trip, which credit card to get, how to handle banking on the road, to a breakdown of how to save on accommodations, transportation, food, and activities. Matt proves that for most Americans, traveling is cheaper than staying home.” —Marilyn Terrell, National Geographic Traveler

“A celeb in the travel blogging world, Matt is your go-to guy for all things budget backpacker. This book is an awesome resource for any traveler looking to maximize their adventures without maxing out their credit cards.” —Julia Dimon, Travel Writer, Outside TV

“There are very few people in the world who have gathered as much first-hand knowledge about long-term world travel as Nomadic Matt. This book will guide you from the first exclamation of ‘I’m going traveling!’ through the planning, take-off, and navigation. Filled with insider strategies and resources, it’s a valuable primer for your upcoming adventures.” —Tim Leffel, author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations

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