My 4 Favorite Hostels in Toronto

Posted: 5/23/2020 | May 23rd, 2020 Toronto is Canada’s version of New York City. It’s a diverse, multicultural city with a vibrant nightlife, amazing food scene, and tons of fun things to see and do — no matter what season you visit in. While it may lack the historic charm of Montreal or the natural beauty of Vancouver, Toronto is a massive metropolis that will easily keep you entertained. However, it can also be an expensive city to visit. Budget hotels are inconveniently located and Airbnb prices rise every year.…

Apple Wants To Build A 192 Room Hotel On Its Austin Campus

Apple has several campuses places around the US, but it seems that the company could be planning on expanding on some of them, or to be more specific, the company’s campus located in Northwest Austin. According to a report from Culture Map, it appears that Apple is apparently looking at introducing a 192-room hotel in its Austin campus.Now before you get too excited at the prospect of staying in an […] Source: Ubergizmo Technology

We Should All Be Wearing Cloth Masks, And Here’s Why

Legal Nomads began in 2008 as a travel site, and during the subsequent decade it morphed into a travel and food site as I lived around the world. Then, it shifted into a place to share the reckoning and grief that accompanied an abrupt life change. These days, it remains a place to share my thoughts on what’s going on around us, even if now we are all not able to explore the outside world. For now I wanted to talk about masks. Specifically cloth masks. Specifically the fact that…

7 Common Travel Myths That are WRONG

Updated: 05/18/20 | May 18th, 2020 (Original post 3/9/15) Years ago, the website Earth Porm reposted my article “The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke.” Not long after, social media maven and actor George Takei shared the post with his millions of Facebook fans (as a huge Star Trek geek and sci-fi nerd, I did jump up and down a bit with joy). As I went through the comments on George’s Facebook post, I was dismayed bt the mean and dismissive comments people shared as well their misconceptions about…

The 18 Best Things to See and Do in Helsinki

Posted: 05/14/20 | May 14th, 2020 As I landed in Helsinki, I didn’t really know what to expect. Out of all the capital cities in the area, Helsinki gets the least “buzz.” And, while small and not as “cool” as Stockholm or Copenhagen, Helsinki is a hip, modern capital home to a vibrant art and music scene. It’s bursting with museums, cafes, and green space. I really enjoyed my time here. It’s a very relaxed place to visit. And, best of all, it sees a fraction of the tourists that…

How to (Virtually) Travel the World

Posted: 5/11/20 | May 11th, 2020 With the world on hold for the foreseeable, it’s going to be a long time before we get back on the road. Even as we begin to look to the summer, it’s likely that many destinations will keep their doors shut to international travelers until the fall. But that doesn’t mean we have to put our wanderlust on hold. With the world at our virtual fingertips, there are plenty of ways to feed your inner traveler from the comfort of your bed. Many destinations…

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

Posted: 4/30/2020 It takes a village to keep this website going. From tech and coding to design to fixing bugs getting readers books when downloads fail to scheduling social media or running the forums, I have a lot of help. I simply couldn’t run the website, write, travel, eat, sleep, or anything in between if I didn’t have the support and help of an amazing group of people. It’s not just me writing and posting about my travels. I have a big group of full-time staff helping juggle everything. I…

Will coronavirus change how you live? It will for me.

Posted: 04/27/20 | April 27th, 2020 Emily Dickinson once said, “To shut our eyes is Travel.” I disagree. Confined inside for the last six weeks, no matter how often I shut my eyes, it’s simply not the same. The beauty of Dickinson’s quote seems to only go so far. When she was alive, the world was a “bigger place.” Leisure travel was not really a thing. Most people would never leave their hometown, let alone their state or country. You couldn’t just jet to Japan for a few weeks. Going…

25 Things to See and Do in Barcelona

Posted: 04/23/20 | April 23rd, 2020 In recent years, Barcelona has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe. While 5 million people call the city home, over 32 million travelers visit each and every year. (It is actually one of the worst cities in the world for overtourism! Visit in the off-season!) Despite the crowds, I love visiting Barcelona. Every visit makes me fall in love with it over and over again. It’s a city steeped in history, dating back to Roman times (be sure to visit the…

The 23 Best Things to See and Do in Hong Kong

Posted: 04/23/20 | April 23rd, 2020 Hong Kong is one of the most densely-packed cities in the world. It’s a vibrant, towering, eclectic city that’s bursting at the seams with people, food, activities, and history. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. Home to over 7 million people, Hong Kong is comprised of over 260 islands. It’s is a fast-paced city with world-class food, a lively nightlife, energetic night markets, and plenty of spaces to escape to when you need to relax. Whenever I visit Asia, I make…