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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home Hardcover – July 16, 2019
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"This book isn’t just for travelers; it’s for anyone who has wanted more and has taken off to find it." ―The Los Angeles Times
"[These] stories will have readers plotting trips of their own. Fans of Kepnes and travel enthusiasts will enjoy taking this adventure with a reliable, amiable guide."―Publishers Weekly
"His story is one of heartbreak, self-discovery, and the constant travel itch he had to scratch in order to become the man he was supposed to be. An entertaining, quick read by a man who did what many of us only dream about."―Kirkus Reviews
"With hard-won experience, wide-open eyes, and the spirit of a dedicated wanderer, Kepnes encourages his readers to find their own adventures, and his story provides a road map for anyone opting to follow their dreams, wherever they may lead."―Booklist
"Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me." ―Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
"Matt is living the dream. The dream is: quit your job, live wherever you want, live without compromise, figure out how to do it cheaply while still making a good living, and live the life you choose, not what society will choose for you. In other words, read this book." ―James Altucher, entrepreneur, investor and bestselling writer
"In his heartfelt explanation and exploration, Matt runs through just why he’s been out there, backpacking the world for 10 years. By the end we’ve definitely realized, like Matt, how important travel is and how getting out there, on the road, can make you, me and the world a better place. It’s a great pity certain people at the very top of the world’s power pyramid never had just a little taste of the nomadic experience."―Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet
"Ten Years A Nomad is an inspiring memoir from an unconventional person. His book engrosses you in the nomad mindset: that you are never stuck in one identity, that you can always change and the world has so much more to offer you than you know."―Booktrib
About the Author
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (July 16, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250190517
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250190512
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.65 x 0.9 x 8.67 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #335,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After graduating from college, Matt grew tired of the daily routine of his life and saw boredom and regret when he thought about his life decades down the road. He made the decision to stop waiting around for his two-week annual vacation and make traveling his full-time “work.” He received little support from friends, family, and co-workers when he told them his plans, but this discouragement didn’t deter him.
As he traveled, he learned how to navigate through challenges. Because he was shy and introverted, approaching people and starting conversations with new people didn’t come naturally to him. He shares how he was able to make friends by being himself and forge ahead in his travels.
The more I read the book, the more I saw that Nomadic Matt is more than a catchy name for his travel blog. He really is a nomad who who was born to travel. Hitting the road, making new friends, eating different types of food, bar hopping, exploring unfamiliar surroundings, and connecting with others in hostels were things that attracted him. He didn’t feel right when he returned to the States. His travels did help him, however, become comfortable with the more ordinary things of home. He discovered there’s adventure waiting even in one’s own hometown or country.
Matt doesn’t make the world of travel sound like one big, exciting adventure. He talks about the loneliness and frustration that come with it. For instance, because he was always moving on to other destinations, he didn’t always keep in touch with people he met and experienced heartaches and lost romances. After reading Matt’s honest accounts of his experiences, I came away from this book with a better understanding of both the good and bad aspects of long-term international travel.
If you've ever wanted to travel the world for a year (or more) this is a lovely way to get a feel for what that is really like. Or if you're just thinking about taking a trip to some exotic, uncommon destination, this may be just what you need to find the courage to take the first step.
Top reviews from other countries
This book is well written and an easy read. I had expected a lot more travel stories but the book deals mostly with his decisions for traveling, how he felt at various times during his ten years away from the US and essentially how he developed as a person during that time. It was surprisingly personal, and more interesting for that reason. Recommended.