How Travel Causes You to Grow as a Person With Matt Kepnes

After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world.  What started out as a one year trip has turned into a 7 year journey in which travel has defined his life. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation 



  • Making radical identity shifts through incremental steps

  • A look at the early start of Matt's travel writing career

  • Why long term travel doesn't have to be expensive 

  • The highs and lows that come with long term travel

  • Why the hardest step in any journey is the first one

  • How to find adventure outside your front door

  • The difference between vacation and travel culture

  • The personal growth that comes from long term travel

  • Why being a voracious reader is so essential to your writing

  • How to significantly improve your writing through editing

  • Why you must make your stories must about the reader 

  • The Importance of having impeccable standards 

  • The difference between perfection and progress

  • Living like a local when you travel 

  • A look at the writing process for Matt's Book 

  • The 8th grade view that can inform your writing


 


A professional traveller since 2004, Matt not only documents his travels but also helps explain how you can also live a life of travel. He is the author of How to Travel the World on 50 dollars a day and runs the travel blog Nomadic Matt


 


After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world.  What started out as a one year trip has turned into a 7 year journey in which travel has defined his life. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation 



  • Making radical identity shifts through incremental steps

  • A look at the early start of Matt's travel writing career

  • Why long term travel doesn't have to be expensive 

  • The highs and lows that come with long term travel

  • Why the hardest step in any journey is the first one

  • How to find adventure outside your front door

  • The difference between vacation and travel culture

  • The personal growth that comes from long term travel

  • Why being a voracious reader is so essential to your writing

  • How to significantly improve your writing through editing

  • Why you must make your stories must about the reader 

  • The Importance of having impeccable standards 

  • The difference between perfection and progress

  • Living like a local when you travel 

  • A look at the writing process for Matt's Book 

  • The 8th grade view that can inform your writing


 


A professional traveller since 2004, Matt not only documents his travels but also helps explain how you can also live a life of travel. He is the author of How to Travel the World on 50 dollars a day and runs the travel blog Nomadic Matt


 



 

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