MATTHEW KEPNES is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, and runs the award-winning budget travel site Nomadic Matt. His writings and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, and in countless other publications. He is also a regular speaker at travel trade and consumer shows. When he's not on the road, he's usually found in Austin, Texas.
"His story is one of heartbreak, self-discovery, and the
constant travel itch he had to scratch in order to become the man
he was supposed to be. An entertaining, quick read by a man who did
what many of us only dream about."--Kirkus Reviews"With hard-won
experience, wide-open eyes, and the spirit of a dedicated wanderer,
Kepnes encourages his readers to find their own adventures, and his
story provides a road map for anyone opting to follow their dreams,
wherever they may lead."--Booklist "Matt is possibly the most
well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for
understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me."
--Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The
Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
"Matt is living the dream. The dream is: quit your job, live wherever you want, live without compromise, figure out how to do it cheaply while still making a good living, and live the life you choose, not what society will choose for you. In other words, read this book." --James Altucher, entrepreneur, investor and bestselling writer"In his heartfelt explanation and exploration, Matt runs through just why he's been out there, backpacking the world for 10 years. By the end we've definitely realized, like Matt, how important travel is and how getting out there, on the road, can make you, me and the world a better place. It's a great pity certain people at the very top of the world's power pyramid never had just a little taste of the nomadic experience."--Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet