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Stress-Free Budget Travel

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About The Class

Are you ready to make your travel dreams an attainable, inexpensive reality? Join professional traveler Matt Kepnes for a two-day introduction to the entire trip planning process, from booking your flight to wandering the streets of your desired destination.

Matt will guide you through every step in planning a successful journey, whether you plan to be gone for two weeks, two months, or two years. You’ll learn how to save money while you’re traveling by budgeting, planning ahead, and taking advantage of rewards programs. Matt will also cover basic safety tips and troubleshooting techniques for unexpected events, so you’ll be able to travel safely and with confidence.

Whether you are a weekend escape artist, business traveler, or you are ready to book a year-long trip around the world, this course will give you the tools to plan for any jetsetting adventure — without breaking the bank or losing your mind.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Travel is Affordable

    28:11
  2. 02

    Experienced Travelers on Fears & Money

    34:32
  3. 03

    Preparing Yourself For Your Trip

    14:48
  4. 04

    Optimizing Your Finances

    30:18
  5. 05

    How to Bank Smart

    39:44
  6. 06

    Staying Safe

    23:03
  7. 07

    Female Travel Safety

    28:17
  8. 08

    Finding Travel Companions

    12:25
  9. 09

    Unsupportive Family & Friends

    12:58
  10. 10

    Essential Gear and Technology

    38:35
  11. 11

    How to Stay Connected on the Road

    45:41
  12. 12

    Secrets to Affordable Flights

    43:36
  13. 13

    When to Buy and What to Avoid

    19:23
  14. 14

    Finding Inexpensive Accomodations

    23:08
  15. 15

    Saving Money at Any Destination

    26:57
  16. 16

    Save Money on Transportation

    26:01
  17. 17

    Save Money on Attractions and Activities

    14:09
  18. 18

    Finding Work & Living Abroad

    26:31
  19. 19

    Experienced Travelers on Finding Work

    31:54
  20. 20

    Career Breaks and Taking Your Job WIth You

    29:15
  21. 21

    How to Plan Your Dream Trip

    51:30

Meet Your Expert

Matt Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes runs the award winning budget travel site, Nomadic Matt. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, Matt decided to quit his job, finish his MBA and head off into the world. His original trip was supposed to last ... read more

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  • pdf How to Build a Blog.pdf
  • pdf How to Travel the World - Chapter 1.pdf
  • pdf 11 Common Mistakes.pdf
  • pdf 27 Golden Rules.pdf

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  • Creativelive Student

    February 2014

    I discovered this course via Matt's blog. It's a fantastic course with a ton of practical information about budget travel that can be applied to any trip—whether it be a year long around-the-world adventure or a two-week family vacation. Matt covers everything from booking flights and accommodations to what backpack to buy, how to find jobs abroad, how to keep your tech stuff safe, and so much more. He also has quite a few knowledgeable guests who offer their own great advice. But the best part of the course is how inspiring it is. Matt really helped me understand that travel is possible. You don't have to be a millionaire; you just have to be willing to do a little planning. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in traveling.

  • Andrea Magee

    Andrea Magee

    February 2014

    I used Matt's travel blog city and country guides on my recent 3 month trip through Southeast Asia and New Zealand. This course got me thinking about where next, and how to travel for longer. Coming into the course, I already felt like I knew a lot about travel, but Matt has great insights and things I hadn't considered before. New travelers or seasoned ones, it's a big world out there and stress-free budget travel can help you get going!

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