Whether you're an active Couchsurfer, have never tried it, or have never heard of it - here's your chance to learn more about meeting locals and finding free accommodation with Couchsurfing !
Have you ever loved a destination but couldn’t figure out why, or a way to express your feelings? That’s my dilemma with Morocco.
Other than these reasons, why do YOU think travel makes you awesome?
While not the cheapest country in South East Asia, it is one of the best! Have you been?
Back in South Africa and heading to Vienna tomorrow. Now that I'm back in the land of good wifi, I'll be posting a ton of new pictures from Madagascar. First up: Me and my new bestie.
If you want to see some past ones, I posted them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomadicmatt
Stockholm is one of the best places on earth — don’t let the prices keep you away!
I say we take the following pledge, so we can be the people other travelers want to know and locals don’t hate! Are there any other "travel rules" you'd add?
In many ways, solo male and female travelers aren’t so different. But in so many other ways it is.
We are all "tourists". We are all "travelers". So let's stop labeling each other. Because it doesn’t matter.
I love their story.
This country sees more and more tourists each year but they mostly stick to Prague. Once you escape that beautiful (but crowded) city you’ll find an inexpensive country with some of the most beautiful and rugged landscape in this part of Europe!
If you’ve ever looked at beautiful images and wondered how to get shots like that or if you want to learn how to make money as a professional travel photographer...then this is for you!
Today I want to introduce a new concept and strategy for planning and taking a trip based on conversations I had this year with readers of this site. I spent a lot of time writing it so I hope you read it! Check it out.
Travel breaks down barriers and misconceptions about people and places. The more you travel, the more you understand people (even when you don’t agree with them).
With seemingly millions of places to teach abroad, where are the best places to go? What countries provide the best experience, pay, or benefits? Here’s my list of where to score a fun, rewarding, and well-paying job teaching English overseas:
I made a new friend in Madagascar! 🦎
Solo travel isn’t always easy, but it is worth it.
My life isn’t going to change unless I make it happen. Neither will yours. It’s when we start living our life that we find the stuff we love doing.
If you want to get more out of Thailand than most travelers do, here's how you can get to know the culture, get off the well-trod tourist travel path, and have a fun time that yields a deeper understanding of the country.
I never get tired of the jungles, white-sand beaches, amazing sunsets, and warm, clear water found in Costa Rica!
No matter where you're headed next, this step-by-step guide to planning a trip will break the process down so planning becomes easier and less overwhelming!
I highly recommend visiting the Maldives before the world catches on to how budget friendly the country really is!
I've been receiving more and more emails from boomers looking for travel advice. Today I want to share the inspiring story of Esther and Peter who took a year-long sabbatical to travel the world!
This is an old theme and concern, but with so many people wanting to be Insta famous and taking 398,439 pictures of their travels, this post is a good reminder that there's more to places than pretty photos.
If you ever wanted to know how I grew my website and created a travel blog that inspires, helps, and LASTS, check this program I made with al my tips. I know there's a lot of bloggers out there so I think might help!
This is a really awesome video World Nomads created in an effort to help protect the Peruvian Amazon. It's an incredible initiative. Watch the video (and feel free to give it a like so they can win too!)
As travelers, we face rejection on the road almost every day. This is a great article about why you should never let fear stop you from practicing a new language, trying to meet new friends, or dealing with unsupportive people when traveling!
I actually have not had the chance to visit India yet. I'm saving this for when I do!
Myth #1: Travel is expensive and, unless you have a trust fund, you can’t really do it.
The ability to see all the beauty in the world – from a sunset over the mountains to the mist of a cloud forest to the crystal blue waters of Thailand – is something we often take for granted.
To go some place completely different pushes you out of your comfort zone, and that can be a tricky (and exciting!) thing...
Madagascar has been a unique experience. From lush jungles to arid Westworld looking land to waterfalls to lemurs galore and more, this is one beautiful country. It's cheap, the people are nice, and did I mention it's beautiful? I've had some incredible days here.
But it's also a sad place. Corruption and environmental degradation is rife and the poverty is honestly the worst I've seen in all my travels. The people are wonderful but it's heart-wrenching sometimes. I've come across a lot of good local NGOs and will be writing about this side of paradise too. It's not all lemurs and vistas!
"While travel in India will require heightened attention and common sense, let me assure you it is worth it." - Candace from Moment Catchers
Reading the news from Madagascar has been very depressing. Harvey ripped through Texas and Irma ripped through the USVI, BVIs, St, Marteen/Martin, and lots of other islands.
The Virgin Islands are especially heart breaking for me because I spent a lot of time there in 2015 and it holds a big place in my heard. It's heartbreaking to read about the sheer level of destruction that has befallen my fellow citizens. Pretty much all of St. Johns and St. Thomas are destroyed.
I don't know of many resources to help these places but here are a couple of organizations local friends have recommended and that I've donated too.
The East Texas Dream Center: http://www.easttexasdreamcenter.org/index.html
The Montgomery County Animal Shelter: https://www.mcaspets.org/
VI Strong: https://vistrong.org/
If you know of any local organizations, please feel free to add any to the comment section.
I love visiting Paris (especially in the Fall)! Here's how to save big and experience all of the unique, local delights on your next trip to the City of Lights.
If you want to capture some great moments on your next trip, here's a 'know before you go' post!
Greetings from Madagascar! Today I went chasing waterfalls, found a cool swimming pools, and watched lemurs try to steal stuff from my bag!
While I'm here, I would like to ask a favor: I'm doing my annual reader survey to get an idea of what is going right, wrong, and what can be improved on the website.
The survey will only take five minutes to complete and will really help me improve the website.Your feedback would greatly be appreciated! I'll take none of it personally. I'm here to be the best website for you!
So, please, tell me how I'm doing!.
A little over a year ago, I helped five people make their travel dreams come true. Here's how you can apply their lessons to your own trip.
I actually experienced my first panic attack while I was traveling in Patagonia last year. If you deal with anxiety on the road, here's a great post that can really help.
Last month, I posted an updated guide to travel insurance. In a follow up, here's some of the most common questions (and their answers) I get about it.
Since there’s not a lot of information in the media about traveling with a disability, I think stories like this are important to share.
If you've been dreaming of living and working overseas, teaching English is one of the best ways to do so!
It takes a while to get around Madagascar because the roads are so terrible. There are no highways here, just winding dirt (sometimes paved) roads. Sometimes 250km can take up to 7 hours. I don't mind the long drives though because I get to read and stare at views like this.
I absolutely loved my time in Sri Lanka last year! If you've been thinking about taking a trip there, here's more convincing!
Winter is coming and, with it, a chance to see the northern lights in one of my favorite destinations in the world.
It's been a while since I've done a best travel books list! Since I know many of you are book lovers like me, I wanted to share some of my favorites from this year (and how you can get a discounted Kindle!)
It's officially wine season in Napa Valley! Here's how to drink lots of wine for not lots of money!
There's much more to travel writing than all the press trips, sponsored content, and Instagram selfies we see today. If you want to stand out from the crowd, learn to tell better stories, and make writing your profession, check out this course I created!
There's a never ending list of things to do and see in New York City. Here's how to best use your time.
Beautiful views at Blyde Canyon in South Africa, the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon. It's a good stop on the way to or from Kruger. Could stare out at this view for hours!
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