Standing atop a volcano in Iceland, Matt Wilson had an epiphany. How did he really want to spend the best years of his life?

Today, he is the co-founder and Adventurer-in-Residence of Under30Media, Under30CEO, and Under30Experiences. Before starting them, he spent 7 months exploring the world and now with his team, he works to give others the opportunity to travel and make an impact on this tiny world we live in, a business goal I completely admire.

If you’re in need of a shot of motivation, Matt wants to help pay his experiences forward to others. Have a listen to Matt’s inspiring journey and his message about the value and importance of travel.

Words from an Explorer:

“Encourage your friends who aren’t seeing the world to go out and seek meaningful experiences with people who are different from themselves because there’s a lot of people out there who could benefit from the effects of travel.”

Matt Wilson’s Best Travel Advice

The First Step: Get your passport, buy a guidebook. Sure travel information is free online, but sometimes it’s the little purchases or commitments that compel us into action.

Travel hack: The American Express Platinum Card

How to Find Cheap Airfare: Search for flights between Tuesday and Thursday (slowest travel days) on Expedia & Kayak, monitor flights for a while, then between Tuesday to Thursday, book through American Express for insurance, double miles and airline miles (triple miles!).

Internet Travel Tools: TripAdvisor, Magic Seaweed, Foursquare

Favorite Travel Book: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content., by Tim Ferris, The Art of Happiness: a Handbook for Living, by the Dalai Lama

Favorite Travel Gear: iPhone, Burton Day Hiker Backpack Night Rider Color Block

Packing tip: Wear most of your bulky things on the plane.

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Author Nathaniel

I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a digital publishing brand, a community for the curious and creative, and an agency for influencers within travel. Together we create compelling stories, tools, resources, and experiences for those who travel for more than to see or do things but to find transformational experience beyond their routines.

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  • Bryan Harris says:

    Had never heard of the house sitter resource before. Good find!

    • Nathaniel says:

      Thanks Bryan! I have a whole episode focused on housesitting coming up with Dani Heinrich from – I’ll let you know when it’s up 🙂

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