Matt Van SwolExplorer

Matt Van Swol is a self-taught landscape photographer, writer, and nuclear scientist for the US Department of Energy. After personally struggling with depression for many years, he is passionate about showing others the beauty of world around them.

Exploring Underrated Mountain Towns in Jackson County, NC

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3 Trips I Took this Year Instead of Buying the New iPhone X

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5 Places to Visit in the PNW: Avoiding the Closed Trails along the Columbia River Gorge

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The Art of Being "Gear-Content"

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Define Yourself by What You Love, Not What You Do for Work

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Please Stop Flying Drones in Canada’s National Parks: It’s Illegal

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Here’s How to Avoid the Summer Crowds in Banff and Jasper National Parks

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Who Are We?

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I Don’t Want to Date You, Either

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Are Outdoorsy People Happier?

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Don’t Take Photos on Your Phone

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Drones: Changing Old Stereotypes

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I Spoke Out Against Litter and Vandalism in My City's Parks and Got HAMMERED

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Stop Bashing Instagram: A Letter to the Outdoor “Purists”

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My Top 3 Outdoors Tech for 2017

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How the Outdoors Helped Me Fight Depression

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The Awkward, Untold Stories of a World Traveler (Part 1)

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Don't Travel Iceland Alone in the Winter

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Walking on Mars: Discovering Iceland's Hverir Geothermal Field

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How the Outdoors Changed My Perspective on Art and Life

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8 Tips to Finance Your Winter Explorations

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So, You Got a Drone for Christmas?

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How to Convince Someone to Travel with You

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