On the Highway in 2024

On the Highway in 2024

On the Highway in 2024

Nomadic Matt chilling on a wide, historic staircase in Spain during a sunny summer day

Whats up there! It’s been some time since I’ve written an actual weblog. Certain, there have been numerous how-to posts, itineraries, where-to-stay options, and old-post updates to maintain serving to you journey on a funds. Nevertheless it’s been over a yr since I wrote something private — and it’s been even longer since I shared a narrative from the street.

At first of 2022, I wrote that I felt I didn’t actually have a lot to say anymore. Certain, there are all the time new locations to write down about, however by way of ideas and recommendation, after over 14 years writing about journey, I used to be tapped out. There are solely so many posts you’ll be able to write about “the best way to discover a low cost flight” or on the best way to make pals or the best way to overcome your fears.

Which is why, up to now 2.5 years, I’ve solely posted three articles that weren’t “the very best hostels in London” or one thing like that.

However I all the time left the door open to coming again if the need hit me.

And the need has lastly hit me.

Loads has occurred within the final yr. Enterprise-wise, I closed our neighborhood and tour firm, scaled again my different tasks, and spent numerous time engaged on some new books. On the finish of Might, I completed the following replace to my e-book, Methods to Journey the World on $50 per Day. The brand new, inflation-adjusted, post-COVID version comes out in March 2025.

This final yr has seen numerous private modifications too. I moved again to New York Metropolis and completely find it irresistible right here. I’m a metropolis man, and I actually take pleasure in being in a spot the place I don’t want a automobile. Plus, there’s tons of issues to see and do, extra individuals round, and no type of meals I can’t get. I’ve an important group of pals right here, I’ve discovered a bunch of hobbies I take pleasure in, and I’ve struck a very good work/life steadiness. That is really residence.

Nevertheless it hasn’t all been rainbows and unicorns.

Last summer, I got tuberculosis, which, whereas caught early and curable with antibiotics, nonetheless pressured me to be quarantined and on meds for a very long time. Then I’ve had some muscle points associated to only getting outdated and a few intestine points I’m engaged on now.

However, with the e-book and most of my heath stuff behind me, I really feel like I’m getting into a brand new chapter in my life.

I’m in Europe now for the remainder of the summer season. Although I’ve been to the continent numerous occasions, my objective right here is to go to areas I’ve by no means been to earlier than. I’m at the moment in Barcelona earlier than heading to Provence after which Germany. After that, who is aware of! I don’t get my e-book edits again till the tip of the month, so I’m simply having fun with the street!

All of which is my long-winded manner of claiming I’ve determined to get again into running a blog and shall be posting once more. I’ve some tales to share and new ideas on the character of journey, the creator economic system, and AI.

I nonetheless really feel like my schedule is everywhere, and I undoubtedly wish to work on that once I get again residence to NYC. I all the time chew off greater than I can chew — however these are fall issues! Proper now, the street beckons, and I’m answering its name.

Anticipate this weblog to come back again to life shortly!

Ebook Your Journey: Logistical Suggestions and Methods

Ebook Your Flight
Discover a low cost flight through the use of Skyscanner. It’s my favourite search engine as a result of it searches web sites and airways across the globe so that you all the time know no stone is being left unturned.

Ebook Your Lodging
You possibly can e-book your hostel with Hostelworld. If you wish to keep someplace apart from a hostel, use Booking.com because it persistently returns the most affordable charges for guesthouses and inns.

Don’t Overlook Journey Insurance coverage
Journey insurance coverage will defend you towards sickness, damage, theft, and cancellations. It’s complete safety in case something goes improper. I by no means go on a visit with out it as I’ve had to make use of it many occasions up to now. My favourite firms that supply the very best service and worth are:

Wish to Journey for Free?
Journey bank cards permit you to earn factors that may be redeemed free of charge flights and lodging — all with none further spending. Take a look at my information to choosing the right card and my present favorites to get began and see the most recent greatest offers.

Want Assist Discovering Actions for Your Journey?
Get Your Guide is a big on-line market the place you’ll find cool strolling excursions, enjoyable excursions, skip-the-line tickets, non-public guides, and extra.

Able to Ebook Your Journey?
Take a look at my useful resource web page for the very best firms to make use of if you journey. I checklist all those I take advantage of once I journey. They’re the very best in school and you’ll’t go improper utilizing them in your journey.