Posts Tagged: Travel Gear

My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Oboz

Most of the travel gear brands I’ve written about on here before are familiar ones, but when I’m around a bunch of other frequent travelers and wearing my Oboz shoes, I get some curious questions. This company has been around for a decade though, based in Bozeman Montana. (The impetus behind the name.) Their tag

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How to Buy Good Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of the most important things you’ll need for your trip. You wouldn’t have a car without car insurance, a home without home insurance, and you can’t have a trip without travel insurance. Why? Because travel insurance is what will provide you with medical coverage when you get sick or injured, reimburse

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What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

When I decided to quit my job and travel the world , I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. I was in Thailand and was eager to get started. Buying that guidebook made my impulsive decision seem real. Thumbing through its pages on my flight home, I was

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How to Pick the Best Camera for Travel

Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a semi-ongoing series about travel photography . Since I’m not a photographer, I’ve invited professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe (and teacher of our Superstar Blogging photography class ) to share

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UPDATES: I’m Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I’m currently leading a tour around Austin (if you’re in town, come to the BBQ tomorrow ) but here’s just a quick update today, as I have two big announcements: First, the Nomadic Network tour is back! A few months ago we started doing a “beta” test of community meetups in

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Best Travel Gear for Kids – 30 Items to Keep Them Happy and Safe!

What is the best travel gear for kids? Alright! You’re ready to start traveling with kids more. Don’t panic. Family travel is amazing! One of your biggest concerns may be what are the best kids travel items and how to keep your kids safe and happy when traveling. We’re family travel experts! We’ve been traveling

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Best Travel Gear for Kids – 30 Items to Keep Them Happy and Safe!

What is the best travel gear for kids? Alright! You’re ready to start traveling with kids more. Don’t panic. Family travel is amazing! One of your biggest concerns may be what are the best kids travel items and how to keep your kids safe and happy when traveling. We’re family travel experts! We’ve been traveling

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera

Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a semi-ongoing series about travel photography. Since I’m not photographer, I’ve invited professional photographer Laurence Norah of Finding the Universe to share his wisdom. He wrote a long series last year and will

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Announcing My 2017 Group Tours!

Last year, I took a break from running tours. There was a lot going on behind the scenes, too many friends got married, and a lot of personal things I had to deal with . But this year the Nomadic Matt tours are back –  and I’m doing FOUR tours! I’m pretty excited because we’re going

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11 Ways to Improve Your Travel Writing

This post is a little inside baseball about travel writing. It’s a follow-up to my semi-ongoing series on travel blogging that started with this post , continued with this one , and will now (probably) end with this post here. To me, the crux of all online endeavors is good writing. With so many blogs

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