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’s next for this solo traveler

The life of a solo traveler is liberating; it’s incredibly rewarding, and you learn a lot about yourself. But being a solo traveler does make you un-dateable. You are seen as a flight risk, a gypsy who’s not going to stick around, and someone who marches to the beat of their own drums. You are

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