Matt Villano

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Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer

Status: Freelance

Personal Websites: Whalehead
Wandering Pod

Matt Villano, father of three girls, is a full-time freelance writer who specializes in family travel (among other subjects). In more than 20 years, he has penned pieces for publications including AFAR, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Family Fun, Fast Company, Sunset, and Scholastic Parent & Child, to name a few. He currently is an editor at Napa Sonoma magazine, and has served as the family travel columnist for, adventure travel blogger for, and senior editor of the Expedia Viewfinder travel blog. He also writes about his family’s adventures on his own blog, Wandering Pod. Villano is based in Northern California. Learn more about him at

Sample Work

Family adventure in Yosemite
A Las Vegas Day Trip That’s Totally Wild
Eight Epic Island Hikes
The Chef, The Storyteller
7 Tips for Getting Your Team to Think More Creatively

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