Mat Neale

Mat Neale is a formally trained outdoor guide and facilitator who operates a Vancouver based adventure tourism company called Guided Discovery. You can often find him traveling the far East, climbing high in the mountains, paddling the rivers, lakes and ocean around B.C. or simply geocaching with his family.

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Image courtesy of Melissa Hartfiel

 

Traveling Alone in the Jungle of Northern Thailand

I had many adventures in South East Asia, but spending an unplanned amount of time in a Northern Thai jungle, alone and sick with pneumonia was definitely a highlight.

Going Outside? Prepare to be Lost

As adventure tourists, many people need a guide to show them how to properly cry under a tree when they are lost. Many times this guide is me, so who better to supply some professional insight into et

Advice From An Adventure Guide

As adventure tourists, many people need a guide to show them how to properly cry under a tree when they are lost. Many times this guide is me, so who better to supply some professional insight into...

Powerless in Vancouver

Imagine my surprise upon returning from a trip to Seattle last week only to find all of my fish dead. I had grown rather fond of my little guys (and girls). Two of mine had even recently...

Beware the Ungulate

It’s amazing what some people don’t know when it comes to street smarts. Consider what happens when you put those same folks out in nature and they lack what I like to call “tree smarts.” I’m going...

Mat Neale

And he's not even shivering.