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Erica Virvo
Director of Events, Nomadic Matt
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Member for 9 Years
Joined February 2015
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About me

I run the budget travel-centered live events for Nomadic Matt. I've been on the team since 2013 and absolutely love getting people to break out of their comfort zone and travel the world. Before working with Matt, I lived all over the world doing random things. I studied in Qatar and St Vincent and the Grenadines, taught in South Korea and northeastern Thailand, and farmed in Costa Rica and Zambia. I lived around the world for under 10k a year from ages 21-26 and those experiences shaped me into who I am today - a lover of people. I adore meeting friends around the world, chatting with their families at their kitchen table, attending weddings, and grocery shopping. I think travel has the chance to really change the world, and we strive to make it as accessible as possible to as many people as we can at Nomadic Matt. I'm happy to be a part of that effort.

Why did you join the community?

I love networking with other travelers and travel industry pros (especially in NYC)!

What is your favorite travel destination?


Where do you dream of traveling to?

Guyana is high on my list!

What was your first travel job?

Working at the Student Affairs office of my university in Qatar.

What do you want to learn more about?

In general? Wedding traditions around the world.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Learn to love.