Nomadic Matt is a pretty good authority on travel: on the road since 2005, Matt has no permanent home and instead spends his time traversing the globe and writing about it on his blog. In 2014, however, he opened a youth hostel in Austin Texas and stopped his traveling. He now has moved back to NYC.
Matt recently published a “travel hacking guide,” an amazingly comprehensive guide to cheap travel, covering everything from plane tickets to accommodations to attractions to food. If you follow his guide, you might not blossom instantly into a “black-belt-level travel ninja,” but you’ll definitely be that much closer.