About Matt Kepnes

I didn’t take my first trip overseas until I was 23. I went alone with a tour group to Costa Rica. And, after that, I was hooked on traveling.

But like most Americans I only had two weeks of vacation per year. But then on a trip to Thailand in 2005, everything changed. I met five backpackers who showed me that I didn’t have to be tied down to my job and that I didn’t need to be rich to travel. After that trip, I went home to Boston, Mass. I decided to leave the rat race and explore the world so I finished my MBA, quit my cubicle job, and, in July 2006, I set out on an adventure around the world.

My original trip was supposed to last a year. I didn’t come home until 18 months later. Once back, I knew I couldn’t go back to my old life or a typical job – I wanted to travel too much. I had the bug and there was no going back for me. I built my website and three months later, I was on the road again. I haven’t stopped since.

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Visual Adventure: Croatia

Visual Adventure: Croatia

Matt Kepnes March 8, 2013 6

In 2012, I visited Croatia, sailing up and down the Dalmatian coast. Croatia has become one of the new “it” spots for travel, and even visiting the country during the peak of summer did not diminish

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A River Runs Through It: Wildlife Along The Chobe

A River Runs Through It: Wildlife Along The Chobe

Matt Kepnes February 26, 2013 2

Nomadic Matt talks about his favourite part of Africa, the Chobe River

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Visual Adventure: Namibia’s Etosha National Park

Visual Adventure: Namibia’s Etosha National Park

Matt Kepnes January 24, 2013 5

Etosha National Park in Namibia was a place I had heard much of. The first game reserve on my G Adventures trip, I was excited to finally gaze upon herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes,

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Best Foods to Eat in Japan

Best Foods to Eat in Japan

Matt Kepnes September 6, 2012 5

In April, I realized my long-held dream of visiting Japan. I love Japanese culture – the food, the history, the temples, the respect people have for each other. Months after my visit, I still

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The Beautiful Temples and Gardens of Kyoto

The Beautiful Temples and Gardens of Kyoto

Matt Kepnes May 23, 2012 2

I’ve dreamed of Kyoto and its thousands of temples for as long as I’ve dreamed of Japan. I love Japanese architecture and zen gardens. One day, when I own a home, my backyard will

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How G Adventures Changed My Life

How G Adventures Changed My Life

Matt Kepnes April 19, 2012 1

I never traveled a lot as a kid. While my family did the customary road trips to see my grandparents and a few trips to Disney in Orlando, we never went overseas. There were

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