Posted: 8/12/2019 | August 12th, 2019
As you know, after eighteen months of writing and editing, my new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home, came out last month.
Unlike my previous books, this is not a “how to guide” but a collection of tips, advice, and stories from the road. It a memoir of my ten years backpacking the world and the lessons I learned along the way.
This book gets to the heart of wanderlust and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. (Or at least tries to.)
It’s meant to show people that if I, a sheltered nerdy kid from a small town, could muster the courage to do this and survive, you can too!
Cheryl Strayed called it inspiring. The Los Angeles Times said, “This book isn’t just for travelers; it’s for anyone who has wanted more and has taken off to find it.” Tony Wheeler, the founder of Lonely Planet, loved it. So did Rolf Potts.
And, more importantly, thousands of readers who keep sending me messages that they couldn’t put it down and it renewed their wanderlust. (For a writer, that’s the best thing we can hear.)
Over the last month, I’ve done a lot of interviews, videos, podcasts, and guest posts talking not only about my book but how you can travel more often – and be a better traveler when you do.
So I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to so you can learn more about the book and get some travel tips at the same time:
Here are some interviews that I’ve done on the book, my travels, and my thoughts on being a better traveler:
Go Backpacking – Travel Q&A with Matthew Kepnes, Author of Ten Years a Nomad
Expert Vagabond – 10 Years A Nomad: An Interview With Nomadic Matt
The Broke Backpacker – An Interview With Nomadic Matt
The Daily Stoic – Ten Years A Nomad: An Interview With Matt Kepnes on travel and philosophy
Indie Traveller – 10 Years A Nomad: A Q&A With Nomadic Matt
NBC News – How “Deep Travel” Can Help You Get More Out of Your Next Trip
Love podcasts? I did a lot! Here are some you can download and enjoy on your next plane, commute, or walk:
Landlopers – ETW #24 Interview with Legendary Traveler Nomadic Matt
The Offbeat Life – How to travel smarter and create a blogging empire with Matthew Kepnes
Afford Anything – Slow Travel is Cheap Travel With Nomadic Matt
Not a Ballerina – Ten Years a Nomad with Nomadic Matt Kepnes – Episode 147 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Zero to Travel – Ten Years A Nomad With “Nomadic” Matt Kepnes
I did two videos with two of my favorite Youtubers:
Hey Nadine – 10 Lessons learned from 10 Years a Nomad
Kristen and Siya – Life Changing Travel Experiences ft. Nomadic Matt
On the fence about if you should buy the book? Well, why? It’s great! I poured my heart into it. Come support me! But, more seriously, here’s a bunch of reviews on what people thought:
View from the Wing – Out Today: Nomadic Matt’s Ten Years on the Road
Travel Codex – Book Review: “Ten Years a Nomad” by Nomadic Matt
Travel Writers Exchange – Book Review: Ten Years a Nomad
Go Girl Guides – Book Review: 10 Years a Nomad by Matthew Kepnes
Travel Lemming – Want a Long Term Relationship With Travel? Read This First
National Geographic – 12 Travel Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down This Summer
Booktrib – Office Worker Turned Travel Junkie in “Ten Years a Nomad”
Publishers Weekly – Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home
New Guest Posts
And, finally, I wrote a bunch of articles about how to be a better traveler – and do it for less money! Check them out here:
One Mile at a Time – 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Destination
Free Candie – You can only “run away” for so long
Helen in Wonderlust – 12 Travel Tips from Ten Years of Traveling the World
Medium – 9 Reasons Why Travel Is the Quickest Way to Become a Better Person
Thought Catalog – Why ‘Influencers’ Are Bullshit
Newsweek – 9 Life Lessons I Learned From Being a Nomad For Ten Years
Traveling Canucks – My 10 Favorite Countries from 10 Years as a Nomad
The Travel Women – 10 Honest Lessons from 10 Years of Solo Travel
TravelFreak – What I Learned From 10 Years of Travel
Entrepreneur.com – How to Start (and Run) a 7-Figure Business While Traveling the World
The Daily Beast – Why Backpackers are Good at Saying Goodbye
Medium.com – The Challenges of Writing A Memoir
The “Ten Years a Nomad” Book Tour
I’m finishing up my book tour and there are still a few more destinations left. Come join me, talk travel, get a signed book, and hang out!
|August 14||Portland, OR: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 15||San Francisco, CA: Book Passage at Corte Madera @ 7pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 16||Seattle, WA: Third Place Books @ 6pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 19||Vancouver, BC: Indigo (Robson) @ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 26||Toronto, ON: Indigo (Bay-Bloor)@ 7:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
|August 31||Montreal, QC: Indigo (Place Montreal) @ 1:00pm||EVENT DETAILS|
Thank you so much for your support and love over the years. I really hope you love this book. I wanted to write something that would appeal to a wider range of readers. Please help spread the word, get a copy, and I hope to see you on the book tour.
– Nomadic Matt
Here are links to buy the new book:
Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks
Book Your Flight
Find a cheap flight by using Skyscanner or Momondo. They are my two favorite search engines because they search websites and airlines around the globe so you always know no stone is left unturned.
Book Your Accommodation
You can book your hostel with Hostelworld. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they consistently return the cheapest rates for guesthouses and cheap hotels.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. I’ve been using World Nomads for ten years. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:
- World Nomads (for everyone below 70)
- Insure My Trip (for those over 70)
- Medjet (for additional repatriation coverage)
Ready to Book Your Trip?
Check out my resource page for the best companies to use when you travel. I list all the ones I use when I travel. They are the best in class and you can’t go wrong using them on your trip.