E versa For example I often hear people complain about food at zoos and amusement parks I Find Them To Be find them to be expensive than most fast food places Knowing that the money goes back to either the zoo animals or an amusement facility I enjoy makes my meal enjoyable than knowing it is simply going back to corporate headuarters Some experiences are worth to some people and less to others Traveling what is best for you in time and expense is the smartest thing to do Stay in those places you enjoy travel to the places you enjoy and stay away from places you have doubts about Budget than you think you will need for your travels and you will never come home disappointed when you realize you still have cash in your pocket or in the bank Budget the least amount for your travels and you will teach yourself to dread traveling When I was considering backpacking Europe in the summer I had a wide variety of enticing titles to choose from The Rough Guide The Savvy Backpacker The Lonely Planet Guide Ooh how Very But how to chooseMy answer was to look to the bloggers look the folks who
Had Actually Done It Look actually done it Look the travelers on limited budgets and see what they say Fortunately for me one book came p over and over Travel the world on 50 a day Matt Kepnes Nomadic Matt has left a big footprint in the budget conscious travel world His blog was full of interesting advice that was new even to me a fairly seasoned traveler I buckled down bought the book and shoved the extra half pound in my 20lb backpack For the next two and a half months wandering Europe it was my bible From the first chapter Matt saved me money Although I knew about things like Skyscanner and Airbnb I didn t know about Blabla car or workawayorg Though it wasn t my first time around the block I suddenly realized how much money I had been losing through poor exchange rates and foreign banking fees Thanks to Matt my husband and I stayed in a Scottish castle for free for two weeks with a ragtag bunch of musicians We met Italian bankers and Spanish cinematographers through ridesharing We were even able to save 3% on all purchases and Crown Mitre use points to pay for our flights home at the end of the journey Matt motivated me on how travel is even cheaper than I had imagined and gave me the confidence and savvy to look into other exotic areasIf my advice isnclear even if this isn t your only travel guide make sure it makes your list You will be very grateful Thanks a lot Nomadic Matt Travel safe everyone This is definitely a book for rookies Rookies who cannot Amagami Precious diary, use Google Or common sense It was anticipated that weighing in at 316 pages the in depth region chapters were not remotely in depth The majority of the specific advice is trite join clubs andse sign JAPAN 1/1M3. up bonuses on credit cards Couch surf Ride the bus or train instead of flying If you re in a major city for a couple of days and are going to the major attractions get one of those discount cards that you see advertised literally everywhere In countries with potable tap waterse a refillable water bottle Really dudeI also find it odd that a lot of his advice on how to save money and budget is to seriously skimp on food Should one eat out for every meal No Should one eat at hotdog stands in Sweden Hells No Don t get me wrong I hit p the grocery store when I m travelling but not for every mealOh well If you are a complete rookie check it out from the library or scope out this guy s blog If your
"Budget It Really This Tight "it really this tight can t afford this book anyway I don t want to rate this title because it was not what I expected but I could see how it would be really helpfulThere wasn t anything in here that was enlightening or groundbreaking about international travel There was however a great compilation of information and resources about how to travel cheaply to destinations all over the world I would only suggest this book to someone who is in the very early stages of planning an international trip who already has a clear destination or destinations in mind is willing to take in a LOT of information do their research and has the time to sift through all of the helpful information provided by the author and his experiencesresearch This book was so informative and incredibly helpful I have already started sing some of the tips that I have learned from this book and applying them to a trip I am taking. P doesn’t have to break your bank nor do you need to give The Trial of Lizzie Borden up luxury How to Travel the World on 50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matt’s tips tricks and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without givingp the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking you?. .
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For Travel Inside Unitedtravel inside United but so far you want to travel the world you will find a very helpful tips that will let you see a lot of countries with even a bare bone budget I came across this book while scanning the library shelves I had never heard of Matt or read his blog I never gave much thought to backpacking and after reading p on the hostel and backpacking scene on the Internet I realized that I would not be into either I m too suare too old and have always been too much of a non wild introverted female I do like to travel but would not like to TRAVEL LIKE MATT I WOULD NOT like Matt I would not Matt s form of travel when it comes to hotels either In my younger days I slept in vehicles on the side of the road and in rest stops so I have done the cheapest of the cheap I have also tent camped but at this point in time travel is not something I wish to do cheaper than I already do if it means having to find free places to stay I travel with a husband and two daughters so travel that does not include a hotel is not for me I also do not like the amount of time Matt travels for The longest I have ever traveled is a month with my husband and then toddler about 15 years ago We tent camped stayed in a few hotels and with family It was a lot of fun and I could have traveled a bit longer back then These days however I find that after two weeks away I am ready to be home Travel for the sake of traveling and traveling is not for me I can only visit so many beaches mountains and tourist attractions before I grow weary of it Too much entertainment becomes too much entertainment just like too much work becomes too much work Matt s book introduced me to W woofing a kind of working vacation No thank you Why Well traveling or not if you are working for room and board it is still work and it still has a cost It can also be potentially dangerous Who pays if you get hurt on the farm I find it hard to believe that a person will pay for travel insurance if they are not willing to pay for a decent hotel to stay in A hotel stay is a sure thing Travel insurance You might not even end p Myself Among Others using it Of course if you chose to Wwoof and you get hurt without itgood luck Overall this book was a miss for me It might beseful for the young or inexperienced person who wants to backpack couch surf and work so they can spend an extended amount of time traveling I m not that person Why Matt s form of traveling isn t really travel in my opinion It is just living a hobo lifestyle in the world Homeless people do it all the time only for a lot less than 50 a day and out of necessity 5000 a day seems luxurious for one person to spend while backpacking for a living Also you don t really spend 50 a day It is about averages Matt s average is 50 a day That is what happens in Matt s travel world Some days he spends a lot and some days he spends a little or none by couch surfing and staying with friends In my day to day existence I don t stay anywhere for free nor do I eat for free get free transportation or have free entertainment tvs computers and radios all reuire electricity or batteries I don t expect my travels to include free things I don t normally get in my day to day life I do expect my travels to include things I have in my day to day life like a bed healthy food shelter and comfort in addition to it adding something interesting to my day The I think about it 50 seems like way too much money to spend a day I m not even impressed with Matt s average I don t partake in some of the high adrenaline activities Matt mentions nor am I an avid drinker or a big eater if I ditched the husband and kids I m sure my average would probably be less Since it is only the average that counts I only have to throw in a enough nights on a friend s or stranger s couch to get to 50 or less a tent on the side of the road where no one can see me would probably work as well It works for many panhandlers I ll take a gun In all of my travels I have discovered that when it comes to travel longer isn t necessarily better and cheaper isn t necessarily smarter Sometimes you spend pfront Matt touches on this but end p saving in the long run When it comes to expenses I have found that most people don t agree on how much expensive is What is expensive for someone else might be cheap for me and vic. No money No problem You can start packing your bags for that trip you’ve been dreaming a lifetime aboutFor than half a decade Matt Kepnes aka Nomadic Matt has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals your tri.