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Matt โ€ข Adventure Traveler

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Exploring our beautiful world. Photographer & Blogger. ๐Ÿ“Currently: Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐ŸŽฅ YouTube: ExpertVagabond

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We made it to Africa! @anna.everywhere & I are visiting Kenya & Tanzania for our honeymoon this month — first stop was the famous #giraffemanor outside Nairobi. •••• Their giraffe center has released over 40 of these endangered Rothschild Giraffes back into the wild after breeding them.  So cool to hang out with these amazing animals up close! • ——————————————— #kenya | #giraffes | #nairobi | @thesafaricollection ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
The magic of the Northern Lights dancing over Norway. โœจ •••• Winter in the #lofoten Islands is a perfect time to glimpse the elusive aurora borealis. Nights are long and dark here above the article circle. Nature’s psychedelic light show! • ——————————————— #lofotenislands | #norway | #northernlights ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
First time I ever went snowshoeing to a beach! Worth it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโ›„๏ธ •••• This is #kvalvika, a hidden beach on Norway’s remote Lofoten Islands. Located above the Arctic Circle. To get here, you have to hike for about an hour. Anyone up for a swim? • ——————————————— #lofotenislands | #norway | #beautifulbeaches ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
These are some of the cameras I use for my travel photography. @sonyalpha #a7rii, Sony #rx100v, and a @gopro #hero6. I also pack a GoPro Session, and a @djiglobal #mavicpro. •••• One of the most common questions I get is: what camera do you use? What camera do you recommend for traveling? Well, I just published a new blog post sharing my favorites. •••• Plus, I’m giving away a free GoPro Session (with accessories) to one lucky reader! • ——————————————— Visit my website to learn more. ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #travelphotography | #sonyalpha | #gopro ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Matt vs The Volcano •••• Hawaii’s Kilauea #volcano has been erupting constantly since 1983. You can actually hike for a few hours up to the active lava flow near the Kalapana viewing area. ๐ŸŒ‹ •••• You’ll feel the heat before you see the glow! This has been on my bucket-list for years! So happy I got to see the Earth’s creation process up close. ๐Ÿ˜† • ——————————————— #hawaii | #gohawaii | #kilauea ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island. We spent the day kayaking and snorkeling here, the water is so clear! Special thanks to @holualoainn & @konaboys for helping to organize this adventure. •••• This bay is where the first extensive contact between Hawaiians & Westerners took place with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779. • ——————————————— #holualoainn | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Who wants to travel with me to Russia this spring?! After years of being asked about it, I’ve finally given in and decided to co-lead an adventure travel & photography tour with my wife @anna.everywhere. •••• Our destination is the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, where we’ll spend 2 weeks in March traveling by snowmobile and living with ethnic Reindeer herders, to learn about their way of life. •••• Of course there will be plenty of photography opportunities too, and we’ll hang out together creating some amazing images of the journey. Super excited about this trip! • ——————————————— Visit my website to learn more & sign up for the tour! ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #kamchatka | #russia | #adventuretravel | #photographytour ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Our little slice of paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii! The beautiful @holualoainn sits above Kona overlooking the ocean. It was a tranquil base for experiencing the island’s many adventures. They grow their own coffee & produce too! • ——————————————— #holualoainn | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Finally got to meet Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of fire, up close and personal! She's definitely hot. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ‹• ——————————————— @holualoainn | #hawaii | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Does this look like paradise? One of my favorite beaches on Oahu: Lanikai! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒด• ——————————————— #hawaii | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Scary ridge hike on Oahu! It’s a loooong way down on both sides... ๐Ÿ˜ณ •••• Are you afraid of heights? • ——————————————— #oahu | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Aloha from Hawaii! Yesterday we kayaked out to this tiny island called Mokoli'i. So much fun! .... Spending the week on #oahu, then a few days on the Big Island. Any recommendations for us? • ——————————————— #hawaii | #gohawaii | #lethawaiihappen ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Cooking dinner over an open fire at the end of a long day in the BWCA. The Boundary Waters is a 1 million acre wilderness in Northern Minnesota, home to over 1000 lakes and pristine backcountry forests. Just the place to escape civilization for a while — and reconnect with nature. ... How do you unwind? • ——————————————— #boundarywaters | #minnesota | #canoeing ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
After spending over a year in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, I've discovered a lot off cool stuff in the region. I wanted to share some of my favorites! .... Have you been to Mexico? ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐ŸŒฎ • ——————————————— Check out my new blog post to learn more. ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #yucatan | #visitmexico | #foundinmexico ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Just spent a few days hiking & camping in Joshua Tree National Park! It was my first time -- very cool place. •••• My friends at @Wrangler sent over some lightweight, moisture wicking clothing to test from their very affordable (under $25) Outdoor line. Helped block the sun and kept me cool & comfortable in the California desert. •••• Do you enjoy exploring deserts or mountains more? • ——————————————— #bewrangler | #joshuatree | #ad ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
The Golden Gate Bridge! I've wanted to stand at this spot for years. Finally made it -- there's so much of my own country I haven't seen yet!  Where in the US do you dream of visiting? • ——————————————— #goldengate | #sanfrancisco | #california ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Do you have any favorite travel books? Books that inspired you to travel somewhere new? Because I just listed some of mine on the blog. I’m also giving away a free Amazon Kindle Paperwhite… • ——————————————— Check out my new blog post to learn more! ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #bookclub | #travelbook | #havekindlewilltravel ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
4-Wheeling on Mars! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ •••• Ok, Colorado. ๐Ÿ˜† •••• Looking forward to discovering where else my new @jeep Rubicon can take me this year. • ——————————————— #jeep #wrangler #rubicon ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Sometimes you just have to get outside and go for a hike!  MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland • ——————————————— #lovekillarney #loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Killarney National Park. Home to Irish elves & leprechauns for sure! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Do you believe in wee magic folk? • ——————————————— #tbexireland #lovekillarney #loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Yesterday I walked the dramatic “Gap Of Dunloe” outside of Killarney, Ireland. What a cool place!  Have you ever been to Ireland? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช • ——————————————— #tbexireland #lovekillarney #loveireland ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ

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