Timeline Photos

Heading back to Amsterdam this month on the way to Rotterdam to speak at Traverse Events! A few tickets have just been made available to this sold out event: http://www.traverse-events.com/conferences/traverse-18-rotterdam/! Use code NM20 for 20% off!
I'm excited to be able to spend a few days eating and biking through one of my favorite cities!

Traverse 18 - Rotterdam - Traverse

I’ll be speaking at the #Traverse18 influencers conference in Rotterdam in two weeks (26-27 May). Come down to hear me talk about 10 years of travel blogging, as well as getting to see over 45 other sessions, plus attend great networking events, one on ones with experts and meet fantastic brands!

A few tickets have just been made available to this sold out event and you can use code NM20 for 20% OFF!:


Of Americans, Canadians, and Flags

I recently met some Iranians and had a few conversations about the negative perceptions of Americans, which reminded me of this old post of mine. With the Iran deal dead and Trump as president, I feel like this is just as relevant today as it was when I wrote it.

The coolest hostels around the world

Where's the coolest hostel you've ever stayed at?


How to Move Abroad and Save Money

Have you ever thought of living overseas? Not sure the logistics of it? In this post, professional travel writer Tim Leffel shares the steps needed to move overseas, save more, and have more fun!

What to do in Istanbul, from must-dos to lesser-known gems

Istanbul is the kind of city you'll carry with you.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Data Security for Travelers

If you’re going to be taking a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you around the world, protecting your data and backing up your memories really matters (and it doesn't take a huge effort!)

The Guide to Fearless Solo Female Travel

This is THE ultimate guide for solo female travelers, giving you the information you need as a woman to plan an amazing trip and be a fearless and informed traveler!

8 reasons to love Christchurch, New Zealand - Young Adventuress

Though severely damaged by earthquakes in the last few years, Christchurch is becoming a brand-new city and a super hip place to be!

That Time I Lost My Passport

Stepping out of the restricted area at the Amsterdam airport, I had an awful realization: I left my passport on the plane. At least now I know the steps you need to take when you lose your passport overseas! Has this ever happened to you?

The Best Things to Do in and Around Cusco, Peru

Looks like I really need to visit Cusco!

10 Destinations to Visit When You're a Budget Traveler

These destinations are my favorite countries and regions for getting the most value for your money, meeting friendly locals and travelers, eating well, and having fun! Any you'd add?

11 Incredible LGBT Travel Movies

In this post, Adam from Travels of Adam shares some of his favorite LGBT travel films! Even if you don’t identify as LGBT, these films follow themes we can all relate to, no matter your sexuality or gender.

Amsterdam Travel Guide

I'm heading back to Amsterdam in few weeks on my way to Rotterdam to speak at Traverse (anyone going to be there?)! I'm excited to spend a few days eating and biking through one of my favorite cities! If you're headed there anytime soon, here's my ultimate budget guide to the city!

Poland Travel Guide

With its incredible history, stunning landscapes, affordable prices, and empty coastlines, Poland is a wonderful – and too often overlooked – destination!

10 Books that Will Inspire You to Visit Africa

These books do a great job of capturing the magic you can only find in Africa!

Kyoto Travel Guide

One of the most gorgeous places in all of Japan! Don't miss it!

Timeline Photos

One of the most beautiful places in the USA! This is Maroon Bells, Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado captured by community member @avijos!
Want to be feature for #ForumFriday? Join our community forums where we talk all things travel and submit your best landscape shots here: nomadicmatt.us/landscapeshots !

Singapore Travel Guide

While most people come here for a couple of days just to “do” Singapore and check it off their bucket list, I think it deserves much more time than that!

How to Travel Around Madagascar

Madagascar is a raw, barely explored place. It’s cheap (once you get there), your tourist dollars can create a really positive impact, and there are few crowds and many cute lemurs and majestic landscapes, which you get virtually to yourself!

The Art of Vlogging - Super Star Blogging

If you are looking to get started with video but aren’t sure where to start and want some direction, this course is for you. No other travel video course features as many experts sharing their secrets to success in one place. If you’re going to learn video, learn from the best!

The Cost of Traveling New Zealand

NEW EPIC POST: Here's an in depth breakdown of how to budget and save in New Zealand. I go into detail on how much I spent, where I went wrong, and what to do to visit this country without busting your budget.

The Travel Slump and How to Deal With It

Many long-term travelers will face the travel slump at some point or another on their trip...BUT there are two easy ways to fix it!

Enter Our $4,500 Travel Sweepstakes Today! (Plus an Exciting Announcement!)

My friends over at Million Mile Secrets are doing an awesome giveaway! You could win $4,500 to take your dream trip (and it's super easy to enter!)

Timeline Photos

I've been spending time in New York for over a month and it's finally starting to feel like spring! This skyline view never gets old. Where in the world are you?

7 Things I Learned While Driving Through the American South

Traveling through the American South broke down a lot of the barriers and misconceptions I had about the people and the places. The more you travel, the more you understand people (even when you don’t agree with them).

How to Take the Perfect Travel Photograph

Want to take better photos when you travel? Professional travel photographer Laurence Norah shares some simple tips for common travel scenes to get you taking better photos faster!

Nomadic Matt's Guide to Paris

Too many people dream of Paris but think it’s too expensive. Or they visit and blow their budget because they end up in the tourist areas, where everything is overpriced. But Paris is not expensive and can be easily done on any budget!

How These 5 People Found the Path to Their Dream Trip

Over a year in the making, this case study project shows how four very different people could make their dream trip come true! I hope these stories inspire you to realize you can make YOUR dream trip a reality too!

7 Common Travel Myths That are Completely WRONG

Despite all the detailed websites and books on how to make travel affordable and accessible, too many people still believe the notion that travel is expensive, unsafe, and impossible unless you are rich. It’s time to put these common beliefs about traveling to rest and show why they’re wrong!

You Can't Win If You Don't Play

If you are unhappy or daydream your life away but want amazing things, you have to make a change. You have to get out there.

You can’t win the game of life if you don’t play it.

How to Get Around New Zealand

When I was in New Zealand recently, I used nearly every one of their many transportation options to get around the country. Today, I want to share the pros and cons of each so you know how to get around New Zealand the most (cost) effective and efficient way possible!

The Best 15 Historical Sites in the World

These are some of my favorite historical sites that I think every traveler should try to visit at some point! Any you'd add?


Recently did an interview about all things blogging and traveling with Wandering Everywhere!

22 Ways to Cut Your Expenses and Have Money for Travel

No matter how cheap we want to be, travel requires some money. There’s no way to avoid that, so here are some simple and creative ways to cut your costs, make money, and get on the road quicker!

Timeline Photos

Amazing sunset capture in Fraser Island, Australia from community member @analytical_traveler! Wow!
Want to be featured for #ForumFriday? Submit your best landscape shots here bit.ly/landscapeshot

An In-Depth Travel Guide to Cape Town

One of the best cities in the world.

Announcing Wander Women: A Dive + Yoga Retreat in Koh Tao, Thailand! • Alex in Wanderland

Interested in learning how to dive (all while spending a week in paradise, practicing yoga, and exploring Thailand? My good friend Alex from Alex in Wanderland recently launched her eight day women’s dive + yoga retreat on the island of Koh Tao! Check out the awesome itinerary and learn more about the retreat here:

How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

At a time when the world seems to be splitting apart, travel can at least give us a sense of understanding and community.

And that is why I created FLYTE, our community charity designed to give the gift of travel and education to young kids who grow up in places where that seems like a pipe-dream. Its mission is to expand their minds, show them that the world is full of possibility, and get them to dream big.

Today, I’m asking for your help. We just announced our next partner school who will be going on a trip to Guatemala this summer (it will be many of the students first time on a plane!) As someone who understands the transformative power of travel, you know how much these experiences can change a student’s life!

I can’t send these kids on this trip without you. We’re trying to raise $30,000 USD for this trip. I’ll be matching donations up to $10,000 and any extra money we raise can be put towards future trips. Read more about our partner school and program in this post, and please consider donating anything through this Facebook post or on our website http://www.takeflyte.org!

Backpacking Europe | A 6 Step Guide To Planning | Nomadic Matt

It's almost that time of year... backpacking season in Europe! I wanted to create an awesome resource page with all of my best stuff on planning a backpacking or budget trip to Europe in one place!

How to Spend a Week in Vienna: A Guide to What to See and Do

I actually had a bad first impression of Vienna, but after visiting the city each year for a decade I’ve really come to appreciate everything it has to offer. There are countless museums, palaces, markets, restaurants, quirky art exhibits, delicious food halls, a wonderful nearby wine region and so much more!

Here’s how I’d organize a week long visit around the city:

How to Learn the Basics of Any Language in Four Steps

If you're like me, you've probably studied (and failed to learn) another language at some point in your life. But knowing a few basic languages can really make a difference when you travel and puts you in the good graces of locals!

Notes from the Road • Travel and Photography Blog

When I started blogging there was this great website "Notes from the Road" I used to read. Just popped into my mind and happy to see it is still alive and well! Give it a read! It's one of the best!

TravelCon Updates: Speakers, Sponsors, and More!

*UPDATE* Hey everyone! I’m super-duper excited about TravelCon, our upcoming conference to teach people how to build sustainable careers in the travel industry. It’s going to be the biggest — and best — travel media event of the year!

I have some updates for everyone attending (or looking to attend), new speakers (super excited to have Helen Russell), and sponsor info!

Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment

Better gear doesn't always mean better travel photos. Here's what you need to know before getting your next camera for your trip!

14 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything While Traveling

Stepping out your door into the unknown is what makes travel so exciting! There are some ways to ensure no matter what happens, you can be prepared for any obstacle you may face on the road.

5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

If you want to travel more, you need to master the art of booking cheap flights!

Portugal Travel Tips

I’ve been to Portugal many times and I never tire of it. It is one of the most underrated countries in the world!

55 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Sweden At Least Once

I've spent a lot of time in Sweden over the years, and it will always be one of my favorite countries! If I haven't convinced you to visit yet, maybe Alex from Swedish Nomad can!