Matt Villano

Matt Villano is a freelance writer and editor who has written for TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sunset and Backpacker, to name a few. He blogs about outdoor adventure for, and writes a weekly gambling column for the San Francisco Chronicle. His ultimate dream: To sell a story to Cat Fancy magazine (seriously). Visit him at


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