Matthew Karsten

Adventure Traveller & Photographer

The Expert Vagabond


Hi! I’m Matt. Adventure travel & photography is my passion.
Join me as I share entertaining stories, useful tips, & captivating images with you from around the world. I’ve been traveling our planet for the past 4 years now. Why? Because I’m curious about the world. I want to take risks, meet interesting people, challenge myself, learn new things, and grow as a person.

Plus long-term travel is pretty damn fun!

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive,
Adventures are worthwhile,
The world isn’t as dangerous as you think.
Maybe I can show you something you’ve never seen before.
Inspire you with new ideas for your next vacation.
Attempt to make you laugh.
Help you learn from my mistakes.
Challenge your assumptions about foreign lands or people.

Adventure travel is much more than just participating in extreme activities; it’s about breaking out of your comfort zone, immersing yourself in different cultures and trying new things. It's about seeing the world from someone else’s perspective.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” - Alan Keightley

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