Posted: 8/12/2019 | August 12th, 2019
As you know, after eighteen months of writing and editing, my new book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home, came out last month.
Unlike my previous books, this is not a “how to guide” but a collection of tips, advice, and stories from the road. It a memoir of my ten years backpacking the world and the lessons I learned along the way.
This book gets to the heart of wanderlust and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. (Or at least tries to.)
It’s meant to show people that if I, a sheltered nerdy kid from a small town, could muster the courage to do this and survive, you can too!
Cheryl Strayed called it inspiring. The Los Angeles Times said, “This book isn’t just for travelers; it’s for anyone who has wanted more and has taken off to find it.” Tony Wheeler, the founder of Lonely Planet, loved it. So did Rolf Potts.
And, more importantly, thousands of readers who keep sending me messages that they couldn’t put it down and it renewed their wanderlust. (For a writer, that’s the best thing we can hear.)
Over the last month, I’ve done a lot of interviews, videos, podcasts, and guest posts talking not only about my book but how you can travel more often – and be a better traveler when you do.
So I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to so you can learn more about the book and get some travel tips at the same time:
Here are some interviews that I’ve done on the book, my travels, and my thoughts on being a better traveler:
Go Backpacking – Travel Q&A with Matthew Kepnes, Author of Ten Years a Nomad
Expert Vagabond – 10 Years A Nomad: An Interview With Nomadic Matt
The Broke Backpacker – An Interview With Nomadic Matt
The Daily Stoic – Ten Years A Nomad: An Interview With Matt Kepnes on travel and philosophy
Indie Traveller – 10 Years A Nomad: A Q&A With Nomadic Matt
NBC News – How “Deep Travel” Can Help You Get More Out of Your Next Trip
Love podcasts? I did a lot! Here are some you can download and enjoy on your next plane, commute, or walk:
Landlopers – ETW #24 Interview with Legendary Traveler Nomadic Matt
The Offbeat Life – How to travel smarter and create a blogging empire with Matthew Kepnes
Afford Anything – Slow Travel is Cheap Travel With Nomadic Matt
Not a Ballerina – Ten Years a Nomad with Nomadic Matt Kepnes – Episode 147 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast