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Buddhist stupa in Patan Nepal

Why Travel Around the World? 5 Reasons to Spend a Year or More on the Road

  Back in 2003, the first year this blog existed, I wrote a lengthy (for the blogging standards of the time) called “Why Travel Around the World?” Back then it was kind of a radical question. This was long before the
Nomadic Matt Kepnes book

A Decade of Travel With Nomadic Matt Kepnes

Matt Kepnes is one of the most successful travel bloggers in the world, but he’s also a prolific author. He’s put out a variety of e-books over the years, plus a couple editions of the book that shows up next to
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6 Unexpected Expenses to Expect for Your Round-the-World Travel Budget

  So you’ve read your copy of The World’s Cheapest Destinations, read the books from Rolf Potts and Nomadic Matt, you’ve priced your tickets out on the Indie RTW Flight Planner, and you’ve been following a dozen bloggers doling out advice
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The 4 Reasons Other People Don’t Get Your Long-term Travel Plans

Have you excitedly announced you’re going to go travel around the world, but the response from your friends and relatives was kind of muted? Was their first reaction “Be safe!” “Be Careful!” or “Gosh, that must be nice to not have
Visiting Peru for the fourth time to go deeper

How Many Countries Have You Been To?

Please don’t ask me how many countries I’ve been to. I lost count long ago and don’t care. Some people collect countries visited like that’s something to brag about. They’ll put in their social media feed that they were the youngest