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Learn how to leave your comfort zone
on April 24, 2013
If you want to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter, you have to do some research. Author and world-traveler Matt Kepnes (keeper of the nomadicmatt.com blog) does a lot of the legwork for you and gives advice on pre-trip necessities, tips on travel and accommodations, and suggestions on other money-saving strategies. Kepnes has been at this for a while, and it's always good to have a mentor (even if only in book form) before setting out on such an adventure.
One thing to keep in mind is that the "$50 a day" is meant to be a daily average of a year-long, round-the-world trip. There are some expensive up-front costs, and there will be some days that much less than $50 would be necessary, especially if you cook some of your own meals or crash on couches for free. Sometimes, the more adventurous you are, the more options you have at saving money.
If you have ever thought about taking a year-long vacation to travel the world, pick up a copy of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and use it to learn how to leave your comfort zone and be happy about it.