Two Years Later

Two years ago today I woke up in the very southern city of Ushuaia. For the first time in nearly 21 months, I wouldn’t be making progress towards the goal I had set out to reach. I was underwhelmed upon completing the trip, if not somewhat despondent. Everything my life had revolved around the previous [...]

REI Blog

It is now January 12th and we are finally getting some real snow here in Chicago. The forecast says 4-8″, which is more than I’ve seen in the last 30 months combined, so I’m excited. Steve, an editor at the REI Blog, interviewed me and the blog post just went up yesterday. Check it out! [...]

Final Observations

Final Observations from Matt Kelly on Vimeo. Anyone visit here anymore? I’ve titled this video Final Observations in keeping with the names I gave the other videos I started putting together in Central America. The scenes are all from Peru and Bolivia, which to me was the high point of the trip, both because of [...]

My 15 minutes?

In case you missed it the other night, here is a link to my interview with Phil Ponce on Chicago Tonight. I was contacted by them and was asked if I wanted to come in for a segment.  This being WTTW and a great show, I thought it too good an opportunity to turn down. [...]

Estado de Mexico, Mexico

Hola! A week ago I flew in to Mexico City and have spent my time here hanging out with my parents and friends. I also had the chance to bring my map and pictures in to my old grade school and talk to a 6th grade English class and a 7th grade geography class. During [...]

Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

A little bit of an update from the capital of Argentina about what I’ve been up to the past week. Last week, about 30 miles from Ushuaia, I ran into some cyclists, but not just any cyclists!  Over three years ago I had been reading a handful of blogs of folks biking or going to [...]