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. This site is a journal for my thoughts and ideas.
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 early next year. I’m also the author of Confessions of an Online Hustler and The Hitchhiking Crash Course; click here for info about all of my books.
If you want to email me, click here. I can also be found on Twitter and Facebook, and my articles have been published at The Spearhead, Alternative Right, Return of Kings and other websites. I also run The Electric Camel, a microblog focused on linking articles and blog posts I find interesting.