Matt

Matt

Traveler, blogger, photographer and all-out badass. I'm absolutely passionate about travel, coffee, and definitely food. I spend most of my time parking at coffee shops working on projects, planning future adventures, and writing. Sometimes I write music too.

What happened at Thailand in a week

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

Trying to explore Thailand in a week does not even begin to do the beautiful and diverse country any justice. As I sit at my familiar surroundings and think back at the past ten days, the only thought that crosses my mind is: how do I even begin to sum up everything that I’ve experienced

How I pack my backpack for an extended trip

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

Traveling with a backpack as opposed to a suitcase is a different experience. When I used to travel with family, we never left with less than 3 suitcases in total. I hated walking around the airports because inadvertently I’d be stuck with rolling the carry-on suitcase. Blimey! When I finally decided to get back into

Pre-flight preparations for solo travel

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

My dad used to say “don’t wait until you sh*t to find toilet paper”. As crude as that sounds, it was one of the wisest thing he’s ever said to me. I would carry those words with me through my years, and I’ve never found myself without toilet paper, ever. However his advice never quite

Reflections on the walkabout

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

When I had initially coined the idea of being on a lifelong walkabout, I had a vision that there would be numerous life events that would shape me into someone new. My move to Portland was one of those promising life events. As I draw nearer to the inaugural trip to Thailand, I cannot help