Matt Kepnes

Founder/CEO at Nomadic Matt

Matt KepnesGrowing up in Boston, Matt was never a big traveler. It just wasn’t something his friends or family did. He didn’t take his first trip overseas until he was 23. After college, Matt got a job and the standard American two-weeks-a-year vacation. For that first trip in 2004, he went to Costa Rica. The experience changed his life. It opened him up to all the possibilities the world had to offer. There, Matt experienced another culture, wildlife he had only read about in books, new foods, got lost in a jungle, saw conservation projects in action, and met people from around the world. Matt was the captain of his own ship and every day was new and different. From that moment on, he was hooked on travel.

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