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Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home

by Kepnes, Matt,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 11 copies
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CLP - East Liberty New Books G154.5.K46 A3 2019
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New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. Wanderlust is a powerful thing. After quitting his 9-5 job more than ten years ago, he realized that living life meant more for him than simply meeting traditional milestones like buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. With almost nothing tangible to show for it after traveling over 500,000 miles and staying in 1,000 different hostels in 90 different countries, Matt has compiled his favorite stories and experiences in this travel manifesto to show a different side of life. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don't have a cable bill for a decade.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It started with a trip to Costa Rica. Kepnes, in his early 20s and spending most of his time at his job, at the gym, or in front of the TV, took advantage of his vacation to go somewhere new. And then, right after the new year began and his vacation time renewed, he went somewhere else new, trekking in Thailand. Then he decided he could just keep going. When he announced his plans to quit his job and travel, his parents were incredulous; his friends, indifferent. For 10 years, Kepnes traveled the world, learning that guidebooks aren't everything, that friendships can be quickly made and then fade on the road. He shares what he's learned about escaping the daily grind and opens up about the highs and lows of the nomadic life in this frank and fun memoir. With hard-won experience, wide-open eyes, and the spirit of a dedicated wanderer, Kepnes encourages his readers to find their own adventures, and his story provides a road map for anyone opting to follow their dreams, wherever they may lead.--Bridget Thoreson Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Travel blogger Kepnes (How to Travel the World on $50 a Day) recounts his decade traveling the world and outlines the lessons he learned along the way. Bored by the postcollege life, Kepnes booked a trip to Costa Rica in 2003 because it looked "different." He returned from that trip a "nomad," he writes, and from there, his globe-trotting adventures continued for the better part of 10 years, and his passion for travel became a career when he founded budget-travel website Nomadic Matt. He visits Bangkok, Rome, and Prague, where he realizes that "hostel life forces you to confront the years of conditioning so many of us have endured about what we 'need' from our lives." Throughout, he falls in and out of love with a number of women, including Samantha, an Oregonian he meets in Thailand, and Charlotte, a Chicagoan he meets in Laos; his wanderlust compels him to keep traveling and leave both of them behind. Eventually burned out by his rootless lifestyle, he settles in Austin, Tex., where he continues to run his travel website and write travel guides. Though Kepnes's epiphanies aren't exactly world-shaking ("My elsewhere had arrived"; "The world has a funny way of always keeping you in your place"), his stories will have readers plotting trips of their own. Fans of Kepnes and travel enthusiasts will enjoy taking this adventure with a reliable, amiable guide. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kepnes, Matt -- Travel.
Travel writers -- United States -- Biography.
Voyages around the world -- Biography.
Travel writing.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles 10 years a nomad
Language English
Description x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250190512
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