Matt Van Swol
Matt Van Swol

Matt's Travel Journal

"Life is the greatest gift we could ever receive, so live it abundantly..."

 October 31th, 2017

October 31th, 2017

Exploring Underrated Mountain Towns in Jackson County, NC

"I've lived in the South my entire life. I grew up in South Carolina, worked at summer camps in North Carolina, went to college in Tennessee, and moved for work to Georgia...."


 October 20th, 2017

October 20th, 2017

3 Trips I Took this Year Instead of Buying the New iPhone X

"I admit, I’m a tech geek. I’m one of those guys who has camped in front of an Apple store on release day and in front of a Best Buy on Black Friday. I’m an unapologetic nerd, but this year I decided to live life a little differently..."


 October 13th, 2017

October 13th, 2017

5 Places to Visit in the PNW: Avoiding the Closed Trails along the Columbia River Gorge

For the first time in a very long time, I started crying. Not because I was sad, not because I was necessarily happy, but because my cynicism was being washed away by the beauty I was viewing. I had booked this flight to Portland...