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Connecting through Art, Culture, and Travel

 Let’s discover the world and celebrate the connections we have to one another.

This website is intended for people interested art, cultural, and responsible travel. We’ll explore experiences that encourage stronger connections and inspire us all to live responsibly to each other and our planet.

 This is a place for you:

  • Looking for fresh travel ideas
  • Interested in immersive cultural experiences
  • Looking to live and travel responsibly and with impact

Read The Kindred Traveler Creedo.

A Little More About Me

The Kindred TravelerMy name is Matthew, creator of The Kindred Traveler. I am incredibly passionate about art, culture, and travel as a transformative force for good.

My first real experience being abroad occurred during the time I was enlisted in the U.S. Army stationed in Schweinfurth, Germany from 2002 – 2005. During that period, I did a tour in the Middle East. It was during my deployment and my time in Germay that I became genuinely interested in traveling and learning more about other cultures.

Since my enlistment ended in 2005, I started working in social services and cultural instituions developing and managing communications and marketing programs. During those times, I traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, and spent some time living in Thailand.

In 2016 I started to feel like something was missing. I was seeking something deeper in my personal, professional, and spiritual life. I ended up taking a leave of absence from my job to reconnect with myself and to find inspiration and answers. I traveled back to Thailand to see my mom (who moved back to her hometown of Chiang Mai) and also traveled to Cambodia and the Philippines. During those 7 weeks of travel and reflection, I decided it was time for me to pursue a location independent life that allows me to pursue my purpose.

My passions for art, culture, and travel led me to create The Kindred Traveler.

Work and Collaborations

Marketing and Communications services

  • Kindred Travel Media – More info coming soon. You can contact me at the email below.

Feel free to contact me at info@TheKindredTraveler or leave a message on my CONTACT page.

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