tchavers

I travel as much as I can. It isn't as much as I'd like or as much as I used to, but I am on the road more than anyone in my circle of friends. My wife is an amazing travel partner, but doing it full time isn't for her.
When we are on the road, we sleep in my minivan and keep it as cheap as I know how. That's actually part one of how I stumbled on STP. If I spend less money on everything else, that's more money that can go in my tank. Luckily my travel interests are usually free. I love urbex, street art, hiking, strange museums and roadside attractions like giant rocking chairs. In short, I am a home bum with the heart of a rubber tramp.
Part two of how I got here was my nephew. He is a dirty kid and has been shooting back and forth across the country for a few years now. Before he left everyone else was trying to convince him not to go because "He would get killed", "It's too dangerous" and "That's the life of a loser"; I was one of the few people that supported him going. It's funny to me that the people that say don't go some where or don't do something the most are often the ones that have seen and done the least in life. I did a lot of hitch hiking when I was younger, and have slept in some strange places, but it had been a while and I have 0 experience with trains. Finding this site(and some others) was my way of trying to hook him up with some as much knowledge as I could before he left.
Current Location
Lockport, NY
Favorite place
Randyland - Pittsburgh, PA
Preferred method(s) of travel
Sleeping in my mom van.
Occupation
HR
Are you traveling now?
Half and half
Spoken Languages
English
Gender Identity
Male
Sexual Orientation(s)
Heterosexual
Preferred pronoun
He / Him
Relationship status
Married
Children
No
Drink
Occasionally
Smoke
Ex Smoker!
Drugs
Never
Political leanings
Free thinker
Favorite websites
Roadside America
All Trails
Roadtrippers
Atlas Obscura
Truckers Path

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

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Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $100.00 of $100.00 - reached!
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $100.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

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