About Me


Hi, I’m Matt… and this is my world…

Welcome to my website! I’m a native New Englander who’s been living in San Francisco, California for the past 29 years, though I return “home” to Massachusetts as often as possible. 

I’m a self-diagnosed travel addict who’s driven coast to coast across the United States well over 40 times (I lost count after 40) and who’s visited 35 other countries so far. I am a professor at Dominican University of California and teach courses like Social Psychology, Media Psychology, a specialty course about Natural Disasters, and even a workshop-style call on the Psychology of Travel. I’ve also led 7 overseas study abroad trips to destinations like Italy, Greece, Ireland, and Berlin & Prague.

I love taking photos and writing about my travel experiences and sharing them with people who love to travel or long to travel. I hope that I can inspire you not to put things off until tomorrow and to follow your dreams of traveling the world. 

I feel blessed to feel “at home” no matter where I travel in the world and I hope this website can help you experience that feeling too. Welcome to my online home! If you’re looking for stories, photos or travel information about a particular place, just use the Search function and you will find anything I’ve written about that place to date. Also, note that when you see photos embedded within my blog posts you can click on the image to see a larger version with a caption.

Check back often, as I am always adding new stuff to the site. Or better yet, PLEASE consider following my website so you can receive updates when I post something new. It’s easy and will not clutter your inbox! Just click on the Follow Me icon on the lower right side of the screen, enter your e-mail address, and you’ll get an e-mail ONLY when something new gets posted. I’d love to hear your comments about the site, about particular posts, or about anything you want to share a about your own travels.