Nomadic Matt is a travel blog created by traveler Nomadic Matt. Based on information on the blog, Matt started traveling overseas in 2006 at the age of 23.
This is an honest review and does not intend on promoting the website or its products and services. There are also no affiliations with the website.
The website is generally a travel guide aimed at providing current and up to date information on various major travel destinations globally. The website is ideally suited for the budget traveler and includes money saving tips, things to see and do, where to eat and places to stay for mostly backpackers and those looking for affordable two-week getaway vacations.
All the information on the website seems to come from first-hand experiences although there may have been external input seeing that the destinations are many.
The website appears genuine and aims at providing free information so that travelers can travel safer, longer and cheaper. The author claims to update the website twice a year with new information although I’m yet to use the site for that long.
The website covers many international destinations. Actually there are more than 50 international destinations covered on the blog and these are largely dominated by countries from the Far East, Southeast Asia, Europe, North and South America. The Caribbean is also included, but I feel more worthy destinations were left out. Although the Seychelles is included, no other African country appears on the list of destinations. Top destinations like the Pyramids in Egypt, the game parks in that are scattered across southern Africa and the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe were not included.
The website is very easy to use, and I’d give it kudos for that one. You can scroll down to view the list of topics on different destinations and there’s also a side menu with other topics that may interest you. There’s a search box at the top and after entering “Hong Kong” numerous results related to visiting Hong Kong came up. There’s also a forum that seem highly active with comments from fellow travelers.
There are various books under the “books” link and these offer different travel guides for would-be travelers. From comments and what the books explain, they certainly seem worth buying. The cover different budgeting tips, safety advice and tips on how to avoid getting scammed or falling on the wrong end of the law in certain countries. First find out if the book covers your intended destination before purchasing.
This website looks and seems legitimate, and the tips and advice appear genuine. The website that provide meaningful information that any traveler would use, especially one looking to travel on a minimum budget. The drawback is that more destinations need to be included like those in Africa and other parts of Asia like Dubai, Israel, Lebanon and parts of Africa.