In the opening pages of the book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matt Kepnes not only dispels the myth that travel is only for the rich, but also confronts the excuses people use to put off traveling.
However, this book is much more than a budget travel guide, but the go to resource filled with practical knowledge and tips for both, beginners and experienced travelers.
The beginning chapter starts with the basics on how to cut your expenses and save money for traveling.
Many of these money saving tips including cutting back on coffee, losing the car, and eating at home are all tips I used myself when I was saving for my life as a nomad.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter break downs the steps to make your money work for you. It highlights leveraging bank accounts, minimizing conversion fees and penalties, and choosing the right credit card.
This information is vital even if you are only traveling for a short time because foreign transaction fees and inflated exchange rates add up to hundreds of dollars over a short amount of time.
If you are new to travel hacking this is a perfect intro guide for you with information that can help you travel for free.
Looking for plane tickets, accommodation, and travel insurance is often confusing.
There are hundreds of options and knowing which one to choose can be overwhelming. Matt goes into great detail describing the difference between round the world airline tickets vs pay as you go, how to earn and use your miles, and accommodations that fit your style.
The latest verison of the book takes finding cheap plane tickets to the next level with updated information on how to find cheap flights and RTW tickets.
Finally, we see an overview of expenses by region. Some countries, like Australia, is impossible to travel on $50 a day, but many places in the world can be traveled on much less. His tips include how to save money on food, sightseeing, and local transportation.
Matt explains how to visit each region of the world on the average cost of $50 a day. It also goes in depth on how to use todays economy to help you travel cheaper, better, and longer.
Overall, Matt shares his first-hand knowledge and advice acquired over many years on the road. One of the reasons I love this book because it easily explains complex travel strategies.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day is written by a budget traveler for anyone looking to experience a world for a fraction of the cost.
Even as an experienced traveler, I still refer to this “travel bible” to save money on the road.
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