Nomad, vagabond, and author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. Founder of Nomadic Matt's Travel Site, budget traveler, leading travel blogger, lover of sushi, Game of Thrones geek.
I've spent the last 6 years consistently traveling around the world and perfecting the ways people can travel on the cheap. I'm the author of a book on budget travel and can help anyone cut their expenses and travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.
My travel advice has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Lifehacker, Lonely Planet, Time, USA Today, and countless other news sites.
I run the largest travel blog on the web with more than 650,000 monthly visitors. I can give advice on how to start your blog, brand yourself, and stand out from the crowd.
Rates are very low in the travel space, especially online. You can expect to be paid per article not per word. You're looking at probably a couple hundred bucks for a 1000 word article, though that's at the higher end. Even CNN only pays a few hundred for an online article of about 800 words. Long time freelance established writers get about $1.00 a word.
I think it would be very good and based on what I've seen, in great demand by a lot of people. I know of a site already trying to build this model called ThinkPlaces. It all depends on the quality of the experts you have. Many "travel" experts are not really experts at all, just long-term travelers with opinions.
Matt gave me some very specific, actionable advice to help me make sense of my goals and strategy for my site. Since his call, I have instituted his suggests to get a better understanding of my audience and determine how I can better serve them. The call was well worth the investment!
The Call with Matthew was really helpful and cleared our perception about an Idea which we thought might be a great success. Would definitely recommend Matt if you are a start up trying to build something in travel industry.
It gave me a good start in my planning. Also suggestions on accommodation and travel websites were helpful. Thank you!
Matt is wonderful, and could give a REAL advice. Be careful with the connection. I used Skype and the quality was poor.
Useful nuggets of information.
Matt has been helping me with my startup right from the beginning. If you have a startup / blog in the travel industry, you should talk to Matt.
Matt was gracious and helpful in providing me with candid advice regarding a travel lifestyle. He also had useful tidbits on upcoming trips I plan on taking.
Matthew was helpful and provided us with some very good ideas for places to stay, things to see and do. Our trip plans really came into focus during our talk.
I had some questions for an upcoming trip to Greece, and Matt answered all my questions and helped me get the most out of my quick trip!
My call with Matthew was excellent. He provided a ton of valuable insight that will definitely save me time and money as well as help me get the most out of my travel experience. I highly recommend anyone looking to get the low-down on how to get the most out of a travel experience connect with Matt!
Matthew is the man when it comes to anything travel related and blogging. He helped me review some "bucket list" items and plan some travel accordingly to maximize my time. So simple, but no way I could've came to this on my own.