Meet the Nomads: Matt Kepnes

Meet the Nomads: Matt Kepnes

Matt Kepnes is one of the long term travelers/bloggers that has been on the road for quite some time. After his trip in Thailand last 2005, he left the rat race and explore the world. He finished his MBA, quit his job, and, in July 2006, he traveled the world.

If you want to know more about Matt, visit him at Nomadic Matt.

Below is Flip’s short interview with Matt.

How did you discover your passion for travelling?

“On a trip to costa rica back in 2004 and I’ve never looked back since.”

What’s the most horrible experience that you’ve had on the road?

“Going to Vietnam”

What’s the most outstanding travel experience that you’ve ever had?

“Living for a month on the island of Ko Lipe in Thailand but I have so many good memories from the road.”

What’s the biggest realization that you’ve got out of travelling?

“It’s easier than people think.”

What keeps you going? What keeps you motivated?

“This is what I love. That’s motivation enough. When I need a break, I stop somewhere for an extended time.”

This is a silly and hypothetical one. If you would be given a chance to travel with a popular person or a celebrity, who would it be?

“Anthony Bourdain”

What could stop you from travelling?


Among the places that you’ve been to, which one fascinated you the most?

“I’m not really sure. I love so many different places. I’d have to go with Thailand though as I love it the most.”

What’s the best travel advice that you could give for a novice traveler like me?

“Do what you want. Damn the consequences.”

“My blog is about travel advice on how to travel the world on a budget.” – Matt

Next: Mark Wiens of Migrationology. Previously: Debra Corbeil of The Planet D. For more interviews with travel bloggers, check out the archives of Meet the Nomads.


  1. ☮Pinay Travel Junkie☮ says:

    woohoo! nomadicmatt 🙂

  2. pinoy boy journals says:

    pretty interesting traveler. didn't know about him till now. thanks flip for the heads up. i think this guy pretty much knows what he wants and he's going to get it.

  3. flipnomad says:

    @gaye: i'm a fan too

    @jerik: yup, he seems like he knows what he wants


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