I’m Matt Forney, I’m 25 years old, and I grew up in Syracuse, New York. I’m currently based in Ithaca, New York.
I started this blog in April of 2012 to chronicle a hitchhiking trip I took from Syracuse to Portland, Oregon, in order to see America, shock myself out of my comfort zone, and change my life. The trip lasted six months and took me more than 3,500 miles across sixteen states and through several of America’s major cities, including Chicago, Minneapolis and Seattle. I’m currently working on a book about the experience, due out later this year. I’m also the author of Confessions of an Online Hustler and The Hitchhiking Crash Course.