My name is Shaine Mata. I am in my 40s. Until recently, travel has not been an option for me and my family, or so I thought. After some personal turmoil, I made a choice to turn life around financially and spiritually. My wife and three children have been incredibly patient and understanding as I have figured out who I am and what I should do on this Planet.

I am not new to blogging, having done it now for over ten years. However, it is the first time in a long time that I feel a sense of purpose. With travel as a central theme of my life, it makes so many other decisions easier or of greater priority. There is a lot to share and explain. Hence, travel.write.money was born.

There is a great deal of overlap in traveling, writing, and personal finance. You can't travel without money. You can't effectively write about travel or finances without having done either. Money is not a lot of fun without sharing your experiences with others.

To that end, I am making Travel, Writing, and Money the focus of my middle age, and perhaps on until my dotage.