IamA travel writer who has been traveling the world full time since 2006 on $50/day. AMA!
Hey reddit, my name is Matt Kepnes and I run the travel website “Nomadic Matt”.
I’ve been traveling pretty much full time since 2006, after quitting my cubicle job. Since then, I’ve traveled to close to 75 countries, met countless other travelers, and built my website into my full time job.
Today, over 600,000 people visit my site per month and Penguin published my travel book “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”, which was re-released today.
I hate the fact that people think travel has to be expensive so most my writing is dedicated to budget travel and showing readers how to travel the world for less than they spend at home. The more you save, the longer you can travel for.
I'm about to embark on a 22 state road trip across the US, traveling on just $50 a day. I’d love to chat about travel, writing, entrepreneurship, or anything else reddit has in mind.
AMA! I'm an open book!
Update 3:45pm EST: I'll be continuing to answer questions throughout the day so just keep them coming!
Update 12:44 EST: I'm going to finish answering questions right now.