"You can these use points for expensive hotel rooms, first class seats... It’s a game; you’ve just got to do your research."
Matthew Kepnes runs the award winning budget travel site, Nomadic Matt, and wrote the New York Times best-seller, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world. His original trip was supposed to last a year. Over ten years later, he is still out roaming the world. He's scuba dived in Fiji, was a poker player in Amsterdam, taught English in Thailand, got lost in a jungle in Central America, and broke down in the middle of Australia's outback.
His writings and advice have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian UK, Lifehacker, Budget Travel, BBC, Time, Yahoo! Finance and countless other publications. He also regularly speaks at travel trade and consumer shows, leads group tours in Europe and Southeast Asia, opened a hostel in Texas, and launched a non-profit called FLYTE, that sends kids abroad to bring their classroom experience to life.
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT:
How Matt turned his life around from an office job to traveling the world
Kicking off Nomadic Matt and his travel resource platform
Google SEO for travel blogs
Travel Tips: Skipping the line, planning ahead, saving your budget
Best credit cards for travel
Cheap flight search engines
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Interlude music by audiojungle.com
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