LandLopers’ Matt Long Visits Library Hotel Collection
The Library Hotel Collection has a Writer in Residence program and often has the pleasure of welcoming travel bloggers and journalists from around the world. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know these travel enthusiasts, that we thought our travelers and friends would enjoy meeting them too. That’s why we decided to begin a new Travel Tuesday tradition, with a social media spotlight for travel influencers. We are happy to kick of the program with one of our favorites, well known travel influencer, Landlopers’ Matt Long. We were honored when Matt recently stayed at Hotel Elysee and shared his story: 5 Reasons to Love The Hotel Elysée in New York.
Please join our conversation with the man behind so many amazing travel expeditions and why he’s a fan of the Library Hotel Collection.
Adele Gutman, Library Hotel Collection: How did your passion for travel and hotels begin?
Matt Long: I’ve always had a passion for travel for as long as I can remember. The trick was finding a way to make it my career, to make it the focal point of my life. Stuck in a cubicle for longer than I’d like to admit, I started my blog LandLopers.com as a creative outlet, one that quickly grew and took over my life. I finally left that 9-5 job more than 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since.
LHC: How often do you travel and how long have you been an active travel influencer?
ML: I travel about 30% of the time or so. I have a house, three dogs and a nice suburban life that I enjoy so I try to balance travel and home time as well as I can. I started LandLopers in 2010, so it’s been 7 years as a social traveler.
LHC: Which of our hotels did you stay in? How did you hear about our hotels?
ML: I was fortunate enough to stay in the Vaclav Havel Suite at the classic Hotel Elysée in New York City.