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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home

Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home

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Overview

Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad.

"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

Ten Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepnes’ poignant exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, it is filled with aspirational stories of Kepnes' many adventures.

New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel — and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.

Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don’t have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781799722199
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

MATTHEW KEPNES is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, and runs the award-winning budget travel site Nomadic Matt. His writings and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, and in countless other publications. He is also a regular speaker at travel trade and consumer shows. When he's not on the road, he's usually found in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Stepping Out the Door 7

2 Taking the Leap 19

3 The Pressures of Home 39

4 The Planning 53

5 The Start 65

6 Finding Your Kindred Spirits 79

7 Life as an Expat 93

8 Love on the Road 113

9 Burning Out, Coming Home 135

10 Going Back Out 151

11 You Can Only "Run Away" For So Long 173

12 The Light 183

13 Home 203

Acknowledgments 219

Appendix 221