Sun, 23 September 2012
Like many people, Matt Keynes dreamed of leaving his office job to travel to far flung places.
In 2005 he used some of his short vacation time to head off to Costa Rica and promptly got addicted to travel. He made another trip that year to Thailand and met some backpackers who changed his perspective on existing vs really living, and that it was possible to make your own living and travel the world.
After coming back to the US after his trip and going back to the cubicle lifestyle, he decided he just needed to quit ad go traveling again. So he finished his MBA, built a website in 3 months, quit his job and embarked on a year long adventure in 2006. He loved it so much that he extended his travels for an extra 6 months.
He started his blog NomadicMatt.com originally to act as an online resume, because what he really wanted to do was become a travel writer for the mega successful Lonely Planet guidebook company.
However, before long his blog got more and more popular and started taking up much of his time. It also started to make him money through multiple revenue streams like recommending affiliate products for travelers.
Matt now makes a full time living as a travel blogger by providing expert traveling tips for short term or long term travel including finding cheap flights, cheap accomodation, and cheap ways to eat overseas.
Plus, like me, he's a firm believer that a lifestyle of longterm travel is entirely possible on a minimum budget, as he explains explicitly in Matt's 134 page guide "How to Travel The World on $50 a Day."
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Category:Lifestyle Design -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT
Fri, 7 September 2012
I am really not sure Chris Guillebeau needs any introduction here, or around the world.
This is the man who has traveled to almost every country in the world, while writing one of the most popular blogs online - The Art of Non Conformity, publishing a best-selling book of the same name, and recently publishing another, The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
Just in case you thought he wasn't doing enough for us rebels, digital nomads, artists, authors, bloggers and travelers, he decided to found the World Domination Summit in 2011. I have written many insights from this summit.
This is a weekend like no other, where people from around the world gather to find out How to live a remarkable life in a confomist world, and have it sellout two years in a row in a matter of minutes.
Throughout it all, Chris remains incredibly humble, and committed to being a writer, traveler and helping people take over the world.
He is generous with his time and energy, and gives thousands of interviews every year. In fact this post Can you achieve world domination and live the life you want on my blog is still one of the most popular.
In amongst all this, Chris is the inspiration behind my $100 Change initiative - after he gave 1,000 attendees $100 to start something special at the recent World Domination Summit.
He has a wealth of information, insight and advice to share on starting a business that matters, leading a remarkable life and building a digital empire that started with a vision, a blog and a desire to good things for himself and for others.
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Category:Lifestyle Design -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT