Hey there! My name is Matthew Karsten (you can call me Matt). I’m a full-time adventure travel blogger, photographer & digital nomad who’s been exploring the world for 9 years.
Welcome to my travel blog! This is where I share entertaining stories, budget travel tips, fun YouTube videos, inspiring travel photography, advice on nomadic living, and plenty of outdoor adventures with you from my travels around the world.
It’s a place for people like you who are looking for daily inspiration & motivation to live a life full of adventure.
Or just some helpful travel tips for planning your next vacation.
I want to show you how to travel the world, to seek experiences over possessions, and open your mind to new possibilities.
To visit places that you didn’t even know existed!
What’s A Vagabond?
- Wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.
- Leading an unsettled or carefree life.
Since 2010 I’ve been living as a traveling digital nomad & expat — visiting over 50 countries while “vagabonding” around the world from place to place.
I’m currently living as an American expat in Verona, Italy with my wife Anna, baby son Dylan, and our cat Poofy.
Why Travel For So Long?
Because I’m curious about our planet. I want to take risks, meet interesting people, challenge myself, see amazing things, explore the world, and learn as much as a can.
Not to mention have a bit of fun along the way!
Travel doesn’t have to be expensive.
Adventure is worthwhile.
The world isn’t as dangerous as you think.
Maybe I can show you something you’ve never seen.
Inspire you with new ideas for your next vacation.
Attempt to put a smile on your face.
Help you learn from my mistakes.
Make you think carefully about your actions.
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.