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.

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

Bangkok

The month before my Thailand trip

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

2018 has been a pretty wild year for me so far, filled with many ups and downs. I’ve had personal struggles, made beautiful memories, and would choose to do it all over again. With the Thailand trip coming up in a little over a month, there’s lots to think about in preparation for it. In

Burning Man effigy

Burning Man for the uninitiated

It is Burning Man season again, so I felt it’d be appropriate to give a quick introduction to what the hype is all about. Exposure to Burning Man is one of the side effects of living in Reno, unless you’ve been living under a rock. Every year people from all over the world come together

Thai dancers

Why I decided to take a trip to Thailand

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Maiden Voyage

When brainstorming where the next (and first) destination ought to be when I start traveling abroad again, Thailand came to mind, and thus begins the chronicles of my trip to Thailand. Why Thailand? As many of you may already know, my mom is Thai. She was born and raised in the province of Ubon Ratchathani,