Day 1 Pre-Show


Stress-Free Budget Travel


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Day 1 Pre-Show

Welcome, welcome to creative life and welcome to stress free travel with matt kept nous this summary milk of it, and this is john kennedy o'connor, otherwise known as j k. Oh, and we're going to be your host for the next couple of days for this really interesting cause all about travel, how to do it and how to do it stress free. Now I'm actually something of a world traveler I must admit that I'm really interested in real excited about this course. You've got a lot of traveling in time to show why have I love travel? I think it's really add that extra zest in your life. So now what's on your bucket list, where in the world have you not being that you want to get to at the very top of my bucket list? Is italy it's such a romantic place? I've always dreamed of that and that's right at the top of all that wonderful food is really wonderful culture now I'm actually going to italy in just a few weeks jealous, I'm going to be well, I should I'm not! I'm going to fly into its lead, but I'm go...

ing to san marino, which is a country with in italy, a lot of people don't even know what it is. And it's about the size of a village it's forty thousand people it's set way up at the top of this mountain you actually take a cable car to get to this country or you could take a really really wind the road I went there last may and I'm going back at the end of march I'm really excited to see it then I'm going to copenhagen looking for that one copenhagen but top of my but hoping to do this year is to get to me and mark wow world traveler reaching even further wait now we have a global audience on creative life and I think today looking at travel looking at the ways to get around the world I'm sure that's going to be even more so so jump into those chat rooms give us an introduction let us know where you're joining us from also please let us know that everything's working for you that you can see us and you can hear us on in just a few seconds you're marie is going to be diving into the chat rooms to say hello I sure am and we're so happy to have you but we're super happy to have our in studio audience and we want to get to know them so let us know your name where you're joining us from and what's on your bucket list sam fisher you find me on twitter and that sam fisher nine zero eight or online at www dot sam fisher, sports dot com um top of my bucket list is thailand, and I'm hoping to get there in the next twelve months or so. So I'm really excited about that really feels about thailand is a happiness. Um, I love thai food I love kind of exploring all new, different types of cultures, and the beaches, of course are definitely pulling to me. I've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive. My parents have always been afraid of scuba diving, so I've heard that it's a really great place to learn, and I think for all those reasons combined it's just right at the top, tested now massed on a lot of scuba diving says that some of this in spite of you following mattingly following his block? Yeah, actually, I guess about a year ago, um, I first got introduced to matt get recommended to follow him on twitter started following this stuff and that's what really inspired me? I was looking for something to do when I graduated from college and looking in that stuff, I decided to take a world trip, and so I'm gonna be embarking on that starting the beginning of july, and I don't think I would have done it without you. Being cruised to matt's blogged tested well we're really pleased that you're here thank you so much for joining us andrea welcome to you as well and there was the top of your bucket list probably this was helps with the top of my bucket list I'm a snowboarder and from vancouver, canada so I think that would be definitely an excellent place to go for me I'm sorry I should have asked you please introduce us andrea from vancouver I just returned from three months traveling to southeast asia and new zealand so I've been back in canada about ten days before I came here so I'm really excited to be here I've tested well you're very very welcome and j welcome to you as well thank you m j rosenquist I'm from fort bragg, california and on my bucket list is singapore and the new zealand australia I've been to the philippines and china but in japan but I am my dad was in singapore during the service and it someplace that I've always wanted tio go and then I have friends I've met through couch surfing but I want to visit down in new zealand so and I have a website I studied in sweden and married a sweden I import swedish za legace coffee and you can check out my web site at z the letter z post order yusa dot com if you'd like through get a taste of sweden now have you be just waiting I have I studied there in uppsala through the cal state programs I was a student there in st another year and worked and traveled tossed in arms in sweden lost my russia's involvement that's where my son's going to the university it's a great white shark did a lecture at the university there's part of that trip it was fantastic so is the race is a great country very very warm very welcoming now a new zealand though I went there for christmas last year and I went in the middle of the hottest summer they'd ever had there's a terrible drought except for the two weeks I was there never stopped raining in fact several bridges were washed away several streets were washed away and then as soon as I left the drop came back so is it if you never travel on the same day that I'm traveling not a good idea it's going to be admissible experience that using a disgrace place just maybe he'll bring some rain to san francisco should we need that right now that would be good I need to leave I need to travel so thank you all right also welcome thank you my name's jake miller I'm from quarterly in idaho um I own a business on vacations it's ah beer be oh dot com slash one seventy two four nine um my destination would probably be peru is turning into a bit of a bragging rights thing, but I think I mean to orange county wait, I'm sure you have a great time there as well god, orange county let it rain and then come back and welcome to to think I'm great I'm from homer alaska living in san francisco over the last couple minutes I think if I could go anywhere be zambia my sister just started her to your piece of course I was there and he'll be often to visit you're very welcome welcome all of you weigh don't meet our other students in just a second but how are our chaplains days? Well, they're lining up we have virginia, maryland, sarasota we've got hollande we have green bay vancouver this is just a totally global worldwide audience we say hello to you just keep popping in there and, uh we welcome you yes, absolutely welcome to all of you. Thank you for joining us a new house obviously have the chance to shape today's program with your questions with your comments for matt, this is your opportunity to really join in a share so we really welcome here we're looking for to hear from all of you online, so now we know what's on your bucket list we know wayne also some of the students, some of them but I surveyed off instructor yesterday to find out what's the top of his summary well I think it's time to play a stooge future I like that idea going microphone for that all right, well let us bring our computer to set so that way ok, so going stand up here yeah stand up. All right, we did get to meet you but I want tio introduce yourself let us know your name where you're joining us from where we can find you online want to know what's on your bucket list but I want to ask you also what you think is on that so my name is elissa and I live nearby and my bucket list well it's a very, very long list but top of the list would be botswana I haven't seen a plan if you like the rain that is like the rain and the heat so that'll be perfect. So what do you think is on that bucket list? I'm going to guess cuba cuba also said ah good try though keep it was good good try nice to meet you nice to meet you. All right. Hello hello what's your name where you're joining us from what's on your bucket list right? I'm josh victory and coming out from berkeley only one side of the bay right now I think of the top of this change there like two weeks but right now, I'm with rio really want to go to rio? Yeah, ok, yeah. So what do you think is on that speck? And last week it was through france it's ok, we'll give you a hug later. All right? So welcome. Hey, tio, what is your? Let us know your name where you're joining us from what's on your bucket list. My name is rachel and I live over in oakland, just across the bay. I work here it creative life. You couldn't find the online at miss underscore brig areas that's, my twitter handle and probably my most active social media platform on where I talk about what I care about on something that I care about is getting to kuala lumpur. I have some friends there, hai definitely joking on, and I'm just really I was really fascinated by their story and I want to see the infrastructure so yeah, and on a mass bucket was I'm I'm getting it's antarctica and talk to go also, he said, thanks, ro, get ready to steal first you get this, okay your name? Where you're joining us from your bucket list and what do you think is on matt? Krista, iowa? I live in san francisco now, though about for four years I would say my bucket list is I'm going to hopefully determine that today by by having that talk about the cool place he's been ok, andi, I think his bucket list is probably too tough to tell. I don't even know if I have an answer, but orange county, california yeah. Gets bigger. Fine inspiration. All right. Hello, my name's. Madeleine rosenstein. You can find me on twitter at mma. Frozen's f r o s e n s and my bucket list is actually antarctica via south america on dh for matt. I will say chile broken doing ok, they've had a contract to confirm what I think. Also, they said, boom time! Thanks for playing everybody just tested. Welcome to all of you really appreciate it. You can nasa down. Your work is done or rather, no, you're the hard work is yet to come thank you or sorry so very much indeed. So this is budget stress free budget traveling to get that wrong every time I know with matt cabinets were really thrilled to bring map to creative life. Man actually runs the award winning budget travel site, nomadic matt hey actually finished his mba a few years ago, then he quit the rat race. He quit his job and he's bean traveling on writing about travel and share it into his experiences ever since he scuba dived in fiji. He's being a professional poker player in amsterdam, he's taught english in thailand, he got lost in the central american jungle. Not sure we'll take that as a good advice. And then he was stranded in the australian night that but he survived he's here with us he's been featured in the new york times on cnn, on the bbc with the guardian u k lifehacker budget travel you name it matched the guy to go to for travel tips with so pleased to welcome him to creative, like he's welcome mat katniss on that welcome, so pleased to have you here as you were hearing introduction on quite a traveler myself, I know I'm going to move along to the course. I don't know how they just don't have a stress free, and I certainly don't know how to do it on a budget, so I'm really looking for to getting a lot out of it, so I mean, we all teach is something I'm sure you were gonna get out of your way, not take it away.

Class Description

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.