This website is designed to document my explorations, expeditions and adventures throughout the world. It’s still in the works.

This trip I am taking is intended to be a learning experience. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to almost 20 countries already, and I have found traveling to be addicting enough that I need to see about 20 more before my working (real?) life begins. The more places I see and the more places I learn about, the more places and cultures and customs I want to see and experience. I don’t think American culture advocates international travel nearly as much as it should. I think the perspective gained by going out and seeing the world for yourself is invaluable and vastly underrated, and I mean to take advantage of my youth and resources to broaden my understanding of the world and its inhabitants as much as I can.

The first month I’ll travel alone through New Zealand and Australia, but the next four months will be a joint adventure with my good friend Kristof. Backpacking through Asia is probably better with a friend, and I’ll be documenting our experiences together for as long as he’s with me. After Turkey I’ll be traveling alone again.

I’m hoping to post updates several times a week. If you want to follow along, I encourage you to use the RSS updates, and you can post comments on my posts as well. Feedback is appreciated on all matters.

I hope you enjoy my blog on your own and my experiences vicariously. And if you’re going to be somewhere at the same time as me, let me know!

You can contact me at:
matthewjweber@yahoo.com – this email wasn’t working for a while so if you sent me an email and I didn’t respond send another one
www.couchsurfing.org/people/matthewjweber/
www.facebook.com/AdministrativeSettings

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson