Happy Friday! I’d like to share a few quick odds & ends before the week’s end.

San Francisco, California

Do you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area?

Over the next few weeks I’ll be in the Bay Area, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the city. In a way, I’m “dating” San Francisco — I’ve been nomadic for almost a year and half and I’m itching to have a place to call home. SF is high on my list.

If you’re in the area and would like to meet up, shoot me an email.

The Travel & Adventure Show: Dallas, November 3


I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be speaking at the Travel and Adventure Show in Dallas on Sunday, November 3!


I’ll be on the Destination Stage talking about Iceland: 

In this session, Matthew Trinetti, founder of startup publishing company GiveLiveExplore, tells why (and how) you should visit Iceland right now, explains why the world needs less guidebooks (and more storybooks), and uncovers the magic behind the strange, beautiful, and remarkable country that is Iceland.

This is huge for a few reasons. Aside from being able to promote one of my favorite places in the world (Iceland), the Tales of Iceland book, and what we’re creating with the Tales Of book series, it’ll be a great opportunity to network with tourism boards and companies from all around the world.

Plus, I’ll be speaking alongside some pretty heavy-hitters like Pauline Frommer (daughter of Arthur Frommer of Frommer’s Guidebooks), Chris Harrison (host of The Bachelor/Bachelorette TV shows), and Patricia Schultz (author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die).

You can see the full-line up here: Travel and Adventure Show in Dallas Schedule.

If you live in Dallas, plan on attending the show, or would at least like to meet up for a drink, let me know!

(Also, I’m looking for someone to help film my talk. If you know anyone who can help, please email me.)

“Behind The Story” Bonus Material from Tales of Iceland

Tales of Iceland

I recently compiled a bunch of “behind the story” photos and videos of my trip to Iceland last June, which ended up becoming the subject of the book Tales of Iceland. Visit TalesofIceland.com to see more.

All of the above remind me of what a dynamic and spectacular journey it’s been. Thanks for joining me for the ride.

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