About Me

Hi, I’m Matt… and this is my world!

Welcome to my website! I’m a native New Englander who lived in California for 38 years and left there in 2020. I’m now trying to decide where to spend the next chapter of my life and currently bouncing between New England, Tennessee and Florida. Decisions, decisions!

I’m a self-diagnosed travel addict and have driven cross country approximately 50 times (I lost count after 40) and visited 35 other countries so far. I was a professor at Dominican University of California for 27 years and taught courses like Social Psychology, Media Psychology, a specialty course about Natural Disasters, and even a workshop-style class on the Psychology of Travel. I also led 7 overseas study abroad trips for students 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 either love to travel or long to travel. I hope I can inspire you not to put things off until tomorrow and to follow your dreams of traveling the world. 

I’ve been blessed to feel “at home” no matter where I travel in the world and I hope this website can help you to experience that feeling too. If you’re looking for stories, photos or travel information about a particular place, just use the Search key to find anything I’ve written about that place to date. Also, please click on some of the photos you see in a post; there are often captions explaining them in more detail that I’m not sure readers know are there!

Check back often, as I’m 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 about your own travels. Thanks for visiting!