Expert Vagabond is as much of as a journey as it is a blog focused on adventure and photography. Matthew Karsten, the writer of the blog, is dedicated to providing adventure stories that are both exciting and thrilling, useful travel tips, photography, videos, and inspiration for others.
The definition of a vagabond, as Matt (a real vagabond) puts it, is a nomad that leads a carefree and unsettled life. Matt makes sure his life is full of adventure and he believes that everyone else in the world should too. His goal is to use this blog to show people how to travel the world while appreciating its beauties, seeking experiences over possessions, and always keeping an open mind to new and creative possibilities.
As most people often retain a sense of curiosity to their life, the main difference between normal people and nomads is that the nomads take risks, meet new people, step out of their comfort zones, challenge themselves, and explore the world with barely anything to see amazing places. This blog is for the “normal” people to see the life of the nomad and for the nomads to share any bit of knowledge that they believed helped them transcend.
The Expert Vagabond challenges preconceived assumptions and acts as a guide for anyone else attempting to enter the travel blogging world. However, his blog is really meant for the new adventure travel as it shows people how to leave their comfort zones and how to learn more about themselves. Simultaneously, his blog shines light on many other cultures and perspectives.
Matt also strives to prove that it is better to be rich with experiences than it is to be rich with money. Unlike many other travel blogs, Matt shows that fate takes weight over planning. Matt’s ability to go where fate takes him is what makes him the expert vagabond he truly is.