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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 in stories and ideas about impactful art, immersive cultural, and transformative travel experiences.

I’ll be sharing stories and experiences that encourage stronger connections to the places and people I visit while hoping to learn and inspire us all to travel and live responsibly to each other and our planet.

 This is a place for you:

  • Looking for fresh travel ideas
  • Interested in learning about people and places through impactful art & immersive cultural experiences
  • Want to join in on a journey to learn how to travel responsibly

A Little More About Me

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

My first real experience being abroad occurred during the time I was enlisted in the U.S. Army. I was stationed in Schweinfurth, Germany from 2002 – 2005. During that period, I did a tour in the Middle East. It was during my deployment that I met someone who I made a strong connection. This person inspired me to want to connect with people from around the world and to learn as much as I could 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 find and pursue my purpose.

My passions for art, culture, and travel led me to create The Kindred Traveler. I am interested in exploring cultures, art, personal development through travel, and making genuine connections with people from all parts of the world.

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