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Matthew Trinetti
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Matthew Trinetti is a former IT consultant turned traveler, writer, and entrepreneur. In 2012, he booked a oneway ticket to Iceland and began slow-traveling around Europe. In the process, he founded GiveLiveExplore, an independent publishing company whose mission is to bring the world more storybooks (and less guidebooks), and inspire more people to become travelers (and less to become tourists).

Trinetti is partnering with great writers to pioneer a new brand of fast, funny, and informative anti-guidebooks called Tales Of. The first book in the series, Tales of Iceland, has remained an Amazon category bestseller since its debut in April 2013. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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The Importance of Helping Serbia

(22) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 10:10 AM

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now.

It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years. There's massive destruction of streets, buildings and homes. The death toll is rising. Over 25,000 people have been evacuated...

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10 Reasons to Love the Obstacles in Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 8:07 PM

When's the last time you cried? I mean, really cried?

Or if you're not the crying type, when's the last time you woke up in a cold sweat? Couldn't fall asleep? Loathed leaving the warmth of your bed?

When's the last time you struggled through a situation -- writing a...

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Will Quitting My Job Be a Mistake?

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 12:45 PM

So, what's it like in the real world? Well, the food is better, but beyond that, I don't recommend it. --Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin & Hobbes comic strip

One of the most common questions I'm asked these days is a version of: "Was it a mistake to quit your...

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Can You Jab Like a Sneaky, Old Vegetable Lady?

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 4:52 PM

Like many people, I read as much as I can while traveling. One of the reasons I keep reading is because of the way book themes seem to tie themselves magically to events unfolding before my eyes on the road. It's weird and amazing.

Today, entrepreneur and social media whisperer...

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Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

(84) Comments | Posted November 17, 2013 | 2:34 PM

These things, traveling taught.

After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.

It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?


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