Millennial Travel Podcast

COVID-19 & the Future of Travel with Nomadic Matt Kepnes

Matt Wilson
January 16, 2024

Today, we are celebrating the launch of the Millennial Travel Podcast!!

Our first guest is Nomadic Matt Kepnes, and he is here to talk with us all about budget travel, how he contracted COVID-19, the future of the travel industry, and The Nomadic Network.

A little background on Nomadic Matt: Nomadic Matt has been a nomad for over ten years and is the author of two bestselling books, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Third Edition: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter and Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home. He is also the owner of one of the most popular travel blogs on the internet,

I was happy to get an update from Matt, who recently returned from a trip to Asia and fell ill with COVID-19. Now that he has made a complete recovery, we spoke at length about the future of the travel industry and what we can do, as travelers, to support the small communities who rely on tourism for their financial well-being.

We also talk about how Matt quit his job and started making a living as a travel blogger. If you did not know, Matt recently launched The Nomadic Network, a global community of travel-enthusiasts who support and inspire one another to travel better, cheaper, and longer.

Additionally, I had the opportunity to discuss Matt’s charitable work at FLYTE, the Foundation for Learning & Youth Travel Education, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth living in underserved communities.

Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts, Sticher, Soundcloud, or Spotify.

Direct support for the Millennial Travel Podcast comes from my new book--The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life.  

Download a free chapter here: How to Find The Best Deals on Flights

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson is Co-founder of Under30Experiences and Author of The Millennial Travel Guidebook: Escape More, Spend Less, & Make Travel a Priority in Your Life. He is host of the Live Different Podcast, Millennial Travel Podcast, and formerly Co-founder of He is committed to helping people live more adventurous lives.


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