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Matt In Paris

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Jul
2019
Life in Paris, Part 3: Nothing Lasts Forever
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Posted: 6/12/2019 | June 12th, 2019 The end is here. After four months in Europe, I head home tomorrow. When I came to Paris earlier this year, everyone asked if it was forever. And, when I said I wasn’t sure, people would reply, “Oh, so you aren’t really moving there, huh?” — as if to […]

Ads

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Jul
2019
Ads? On this Site? What? Why?
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Posted: 7/1/2019 | July 1st, 2019 For eleven years, I vowed never to put an ad up on this website. None. Zero. Zilch. I hate ads. They are ugly. They are intrusive, sometimes popping up right when you load a page. (And don’t get me started on pre-roll videos!) So it might seem odd that […]

backpacker insurance

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Jul
2019
The Best Travel Insurance Companies for Backpackers
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Posted: 6/16/2019 | June 17th, 2019 I’m a backpacker at heart. Even after traveling the world for over a decade, I still love to travel cheap, prioritizing experiences over fancy accommodation and transportation. I still love staying at hostels, meeting locals, and sampling as many local delicacies as I can. Contrary to popular belief, being […]

Best Insurance Company

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Jun
2019
The 7 Best Travel Insurance Companies in 2019
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Posted: 6/17/2019 | June 17th, 2019 Planning a trip can be a lot of fun. Researching amazing bucket list activities, daydreaming about picture-perfect beaches and epic hikes, booking the cheap flights that will take you to the world’s most amazing destinations — it’s the fun part of planning. It gives you ownership of your trip […]

10 Years Tour Book

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Jun
2019
Announcing My Summer Book Tour
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Posted: 6/19/2019 | June 19th, 2019 Last month, I announced the release of my next book, Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler’s Journey Home. It’s about how I became a traveler, my life as a backpacker, all the lessons I learned, and what those lessons mean for travelers. It features stories I’ve never told and […]

Asia Safe

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Jun
2019
Is Southeast Asia Safe for Travelers?
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Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Southeast Asia is one of the most popular regions in the world for backpackers and budget travelers. It’s home to a well-worn travel trail that dates back to the 1960s and ’70s, stretching across Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. I’ve been visiting the […]

colombiasafe

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Jun
2019
Is Colombia Safe to Visit?
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Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Colombia is one of the most popular countries in South America for backpackers and travelers. In 2017 (the last year there were figures), it saw over three million visitors — three times as many as there were 10 years ago! Over the past few decades, Colombia has been working […]

Italy Tours

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Jun
2019
The Best Tour Companies in Italy
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Posted: 6/22/2019 | June 22nd, 2019 Italy is home to incredible food (give me all the gnocchi and wine), rolling green hills, cultivated vineyards, incredible lakes and mountains, a long rich history dating back thousands of years, and welcome culture. It is one of the most dynamic countries in the world and will live up […]

Paris best Place

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Jun
2019
13 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to See and Do in Paris
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Posted: 6/24/2019 | June 24th, 2019 Paris is filled with famous attractions: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles, the catacombs, the Pantheon, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur. The list goes on. There are so many amazing sites here that you could spend days (heck, even weeks) just seeing the main, most well-known ones. But there’s […]