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Connecting through Art, Culture, and Travel

 Exploring and celebrating connections through art, culture, and travel.

This website is intended for people interested in stories, ideas, and useful tips on immersive cultural experiences, impactful artists from around the world, and transformative, solo, and slow travel experiences. 

At the Kindred Traveler, it is my goal to learn, share, and inspire us all to travel immersively and 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 around the world 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 making deeper connections.

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 mid-2017 I was feeling the pull to seek something deeper in my personal, professional, and spiritual life. I ended up taking a leave of absence from my job to reconnect with myself, to find inspiration, and a few 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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Communication Solutions for the Socially Conscious Enterprise

Need Support with Your Communication and Content Creation Efforts?
Whether you’re a social entrepreneur or someone who manages a small cultural organization, you’re making the world and our communities we live in a better place.

You understand that communication whether it is through public relations or content creation are engagement tactics that are vital to your success. But you don’t have the time yourself to fully commit to these efforts or have the proper support you need.

I’m available to support your Communications, Public Relations, and other Content Creation needs so you can focus on
Making the World a Better Place.

I’d love to Partner with You:

Sustainable and Responsible Travel and Hospitality
Social Enterprises
Art & Cultural Organizations
Impactful Artists

Contact Me at matthew@thekindredtraveler and let’s schedule a time to talk about what communication or marketing support you could use.