My friend Nomadic Matt just released the third edition of his NYT best seller, “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day,” and is running a great contest to promote it. One lucky winner will actually receive $50 a day to travel the world for a year. That’s a total of $18,250. And if you know anything about how to earn and redeem miles and points, my guess is you can probably upgrade your accommodations while you’re at it. (Hello free lounge breakfast!)
As Matt says, money is the primary barrier to travel. Miles and points are one way to knock down that barrier and the reason I originally got interested in travel hacking as a graduate student. Matt’s book shares a variety of other tips, some more relevant to the backpacking set but also many that could be applied to the audience here. By taking away the financial concerns he hopes that at least one person will be able to start a new adventure.
The contest runs until November 30. To enter you need to do two things:
- You have to buy the book. (But if you don’t win, at least you have a bunch of new money-saving ideas.)
- You have to write a 500-word essay about why you want to win, and submit your book receipt with the essay.