Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home / Matthew Kepnes.

By: Kepnes, Matt
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: x, 226 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9781250190512 :; 1250190517Other title: 10 years a nomadSubject(s): Kepnes, Matt -- Travel | Travel writers -- United States -- Biography | Voyages around the world -- Biography | TourismGenre/Form: Travel writing. | Biographies.DDC classification: 910.4092 | B
Contents:
Introduction -- Stepping out the door -- Taking the leap -- The pressures of home -- The planning -- The start -- Finding your kindred spirits -- Life as an ex-pat -- Love on the road -- Burning out, coming home -- Going back out -- You can only "run away" for so long -- The light -- Home.
Summary: "New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. 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. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. 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 or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand."--Amazon.com.
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<p> Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad.<br> <br> "Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me." --Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck <br> <br> Ten Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepnes' poignant exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, it is filled with aspirational stories of Kepnes' many adventures. <br> <br> New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day , Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later,Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. 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. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.<br> <br> 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 or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand.</p>

Introduction -- Stepping out the door -- Taking the leap -- The pressures of home -- The planning -- The start -- Finding your kindred spirits -- Life as an ex-pat -- Love on the road -- Burning out, coming home -- Going back out -- You can only "run away" for so long -- The light -- Home.

"New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. 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. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. 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 or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand."--Amazon.com.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Stepping Out the Door (p. 7)
  • 2 Taking the Leap (p. 19)
  • 3 The Pressures of Home (p. 39)
  • 4 The Planning (p. 53)
  • 5 The Start (p. 65)
  • 6 Finding Your Kindred Spirits (p. 79)
  • 7 Life as an Expat (p. 93)
  • 8 Love on the Road (p. 113)
  • 9 Burning Out, Coming Home (p. 135)
  • 10 Going Back Out (p. 151)
  • 11 You Can Only "Run Away" For So Long (p. 173)
  • 12 The Light (p. 183)
  • 13 Home (p. 203)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 219)
  • Appendix (p. 221)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Kirkus Book Review

How and why wanderlust kept a man traveling around the globe for a decade.At age 23, Kepnes (How To Travel the World on $50 a Day, 2013) was on the conventional trackhe graduated from college and got a steady job in the real world "at the bottom of the middle-class corporate ladder." However, he found that he was dissatisfied: "The real world had things that college lacked: a place of my own; money; a steady relationship; the ability to go where I wanted; to do what I wanted; freedom. It was where I could finally start my life. Except the real world turned out to be as boring as hell." He had reached a junction: Should he continue with the status quo or throw it all away and travel the world? Despite his introverted nature, Kepnes chose traveland never looked back. In this candid memoir, the author examines how he was completely changed by the decade he spent on the road, living in hostels, working in foreign countries, and making friends in hundreds of cities and towns. He discusses how all his experiencesgood and badhave helped him be more in tune with others and become a better listener and friend. He emphasizes the importance of listening to your inner self rather than the skeptics and naysayers, both of whom he encountered often. Throughout his ruminations on how travel affected him, Kepnes interweaves his tales of friends, girlfriends, and great loves discovered among exotic backdrops and how starting a blog (nomadicmatt.com) about his adventures altered the way he traveled. His story is one of heartbreak, self-discovery, and the constant travel itch he had to scratch in order to become the man he was supposed to be.An entertaining, quick read by a man who did what many of us only dream about. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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