Book Review: How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

I met Matt Kepnes (also known as Nomadic Matt) in Vegas at Bloggeres in Sin City last year. I had read a few of his articles around the internet as he often featured in pretty notable websites for his traveling know how. When Matt offered a few bloggers from BiSC 2012 advanced copies of his new book in exchange for honest reviews, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter, I immediately threw my hat into the ring. And with Paris just five months away, I couldn’t get through his book fast enough!

Matt’s main purpose in this book was to show how anyone can travel even without deep pockets of cash. He carefully broke down all the ways one can afford traveling the world. He walks you through avoiding international bank fees, earning miles with credit cards, and shares his lists of online resources for budget lodging and transportation. The book was broken down into three parts, planning, on-the-road expenses, and travel by region. I enjoyed and garnered useful information from all three parts but especially loved the last part. I paid extra attention to Europe but it was fun to read about the other regions because it fueled my travel dreams.

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will be released tomorrow but if I were you, I’d totally pre-order today! :)

Question: Where do you want to travel to next?

  • $50 a day VERYYYY possible. In Barcelona, I only spent about $37 a day. Especially since I utilized my blogger network and stayed with a blog friend! Sometimes I do like spending a tad more, if I feel like “splurging.” It’s nice to treat yo self. 

  • Pearl

    neat book. I’ll look into it.

  • What an awesome book! Will definitely be looking into this one.