Meeting Strangers, Making Friends: More Surprising Travel Adventures from the Minnesota Story Teller
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Genre: Travel
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2021
Length: 298 pages
ISBN: 9781958893043

Join Tom Mattson, the Minnesota storyteller as he meets local people and experiences daily life in the world’s most remote places - Meeting Strangers, Making Friends.

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About the Book

Join Tom Mattson, the Minnesota storyteller on his next round of adventures from Peru to Guatemala, from Thailand to Myanmar, a journey in Africa and motorcycle trips across the American Southwest and Canada. Each story draws you into the day-to-day lives of local people in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote places. Meeting Strangers, Making Friends will open your eyes to the joys of immersion experience travel and will likely have you looking for your own curiosity based excursions.

When you can’t travel, let Tom take you on adventures through this book and his first book, The Other Worlds. Or watch video clips of his travels and learn more at

About the Author
Tom Mattson

Tom Mattson grew up in Biwabik, Minnesota. After receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota, he spent years -- punctuated by sabbaticals for travel -- advocating on cases ranging from family law, price-fixing, fires, and explosions, to the death penalty and nuclear bomb cleanup and compensation. Tom has enjoyed a parallel career -- an ad hoc one that has its seeds in the Chevy and Greyhound explorations. He's ridden atop railroad boxcars in California, took the controls of a Peruvian locomotive, crawled through a Bolivian silver mine, and was hauled off in a Mexican police car for a Saturday night in the infamous Tijuana jail. He now divides his time between his Minnesota abode near Biwabik on a lake named Lost, his tin-roofed shack in the Guatemala mountains of the Maya people, and motorcycling the American and Canadian West -- and re-visiting friends in some of the 75 countries he's experienced. For more information about Tom, you can check out

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