I’m a writer, filmmaker, photographer and digital media enthusiast. I have a degree in journalism and a masters of communication in digital media, and World Walk About is my brainchild and pet project! I’m also half of the duo that creates the style blog A.M. Refresh. I spend my free time stalking travel and fashion blogs, taking pictures (mostly of my cats and my food), reading every book I can get my hands on, obsessively checking plane ticket prices to anywhere and everywhere, and trying really hard not to shop online.
I’m a teacher, coach, runner, scientist and sci-fi nerd. I have a degree in biology and a masters in teaching, and I only post on this blog when Andrea makes me. I spend my free time reading nerdy books about dragons, playing video games, reading The New York Times, spoiling my wife, and going for runs when I can muster the motivation.
We met in 2007 through mutual friends, and when on that first night Matt picked all the pepperoni off Andrea’s pizza (because he knew she didn’t like it), she knew he was a keeper. Almost exactly four years later, we tied the knot on a sunny day in our beautiful Seattle. We both have nearly obsessive love affairs with books, cats, traveling, and of course, each other.
We embarked on our second big adventure soon after our wedding–we quit our jobs as a marketing copywriter and a high school science teacher, put our wedding gifts in storage, left our home in Seattle and moved to South Korea to teach English. We spent a year learning Korean, trying new foods, using a lot of make-shift sign language and exploring as much of Korea as we could squeeze in! After our contracts in Korea ended, we took off on a nearly three-month adventure through Southeast Asia–eating street food, wandering through temples, and sunning ourselves on impossibly beautiful beaches.
Now we’re back in the USA and seeking out travel and adventure in our own country. We’re not sure where our wanderlust will take us next, but we can’t wait to find out. We hope you enjoy walking about the world with us!
Andrea & Matt
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