Have you been scared away from visiting Europe because it’s just too expensive? Well there’s good news on the horizon. Not only is the dollar strong again and climbing in value against the Euro, but seasoned traveler Matt Kepnes (a.k.a. Nomadic Matt) has shared his secrets for How to Travel The World on $50 a Day.
It’s been 50 years or more since Arthur Frommer first peaked America’s imagination to head to Europe for $5 a day. Generations have now hopped-the-pond to explore Europe, and the world, on a budget. Matt’s terrific guide for traveling smarter in today’s economy should be on everyone’s book shelf.
Matt began his nomadic travels just after college and what started out as a one year adventure turned into a six year odyssey. In fact, Matt is traveling still to see more of the world and share his tips and tricks for traveling wisely. During his travels Matt learned, “travel can be done cheaply without sacrificing comfort”. He shares his rookie mistakes including believing what the advertising says. He know realizes most of what you know and assume about travel is probably mistaken.
I’ve traveled pretty extensively myself, but still learned new tips from reading Matt’s chapters on Overseas Banking, ATM techniques and a Credit Card primer for choosing the right card for travel ease and point accumulation.
The real bonus is at the back of the book! Matt provides his readers with a concise and comprehensive resource list of travel companies, booking resources for flights and hotels, backpack companies, discount cards, meal sharing sites, car sharing resources and lots more. Appendix A is worth the cost of the book alone! In Appendix B, Matt shares his favorite travel resources for individual regions of the world.
All in all, How To Travel the World on $50 a Day is a terrific resource with plenty of tips and tricks to help newbie travelers and seasoned sojourners alike travel the world for less.
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