2016 Great Destination Guides Update (Your Help Hope!)

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Hey all!

Greetings from NYC! I’m getting ready to head to Dubai, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka and will be mostly offline as I put into practice what I said I would do a few months ago: work less when I travel.

While I am gone, Erica and Erika, the two lovely people that help me keep this site running, are going to start the long process of updating ALL of the 200+ destination guides on the website.

While we constantly update guides based on where I go and new prices and information, we haven’t undertaken a big update to the guides in a year and many are sorely in need of revising and expanding. During this update, I also plan to redesign the layout so the content is easier to read and add more practical details, activities, and resources for each place.

While I’ve been a lot of places in the past year, I haven’t been everywhere – there are some destinations I haven’t been to in a couple of years and their content is super out of date.

So I need your help!

You are a virtual army of travelers roaming and living around the world and, I need your help. Can you help us update prices, budget tips and hacks, and cool new attractions? I know travelers everywhere would love it!

I need help updating the following countries and cities:

  • Cambodia (with extra emphasis on Siem Reap)
  • Peru country guide
  • New Zealand country guide (and all the city guides too!)
  • Romania country guide
  • Colombia country guide
  • Fiji country guide
  • Honduras country guide
  • El Salvador country guide
  • Lagos, Portugal
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • China country guide
  • The Seychelles country guide
  • Bulgaria country guide (and all the cities too!)
  • Ukraine country guide
  • Italy country guide (and all the cities too)
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Belize country guide (and all the cities too)
  • Granada, Spain
  • Seville, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Aruba
  • Mexico City
  • Canada country guide (and all the cities too!)
  • Jamaica country guide
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Indonesia country guide

We are looking for very specific information: restaurant prices, grocery prices (how much does it cost to buy groceries for a week?), transportation tips, budget advice and ways to save money in that destinations, and any additional attractions we might have missed in the previous version of the guide.  We want to make sure all the practical and budget friendly advice is as accurate and up to date as possible.

You won’t get a byline, but if we use your tips and tricks (which we will verify from independent sources), we’ll send you a copy of any one of my digital books you want! (And, if your mailing address is in the United States or Canada, a Nomadic Matt t-shirt!)

Please note that if you don’t live in that destination, you must have visited after October 2015 as I to ensure the information is accurate and up to date.

Please your updates to [email protected] with the subject “Destination Guide Update: [Destination Name]”.   The more details the better so don’t worry about overtyping!  

I very much appreciate the help! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!



P.S. – Even if you don’t live in one of the destinations list, feel free to browse our destination guides section and add any advice or tips you have for any place you want!