Category: Travel Tips

7 Travel Books Worth Reading Right Now (and How to Get a Cheap Kindle)

I’ve been picking up a lot of random books in bookstores lately. This can often be hit or miss. I can’t count the times I’ve picked up books only to go “Well,...

How to Visit Québec City on a Budget

I’ve visited Canada many times but have always missed is Québec City. I’ve only heard great things from everyone who has ever been there. Luckily, my friend Pamela...

Responsible Travel: Yes, You Can Do Something!

This is the second installment of my responsible travel initiative that was spearheaded by a recent visit to Portland to stay with Hostelling International’s Portland...

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

From tech and coding to design to fixing bugs getting readers books when downloads fail to scheduling social media or running the forums, it takes a village to run this...

Offline for a Trans-Pacific Cruise, & Books about Japan

I am about to do something unprecedented: disappear from the Internet for the rest of the month of September. In my quest to explore the world, one of the trips I have...

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick

One of the most frequent questions from readers is a straightforward one: how can we do what you do and eat street food without getting sick? I get this query from...

How to Buy Good Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. You wouldn’t have a car without car insurance, a home without home insurance, and you...

Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric

There are some amazing overland adventures around the world like the Mongol Rally and the Rickshaw Run. Overland travel is one of my favorite ways to travel. I believe...

7 Castles You MUST See in France

Did you really click on that clickbaity title? Come on! Really? I guess these cheesy headlines do work! Maybe I should title all my posts like Buzzfeed? Ha ha, no, I’m...

What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. I was in Thailand and was...