Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken
Has been living abroad and traveling since 1996, as a researcher, innovator, entrepreneur, artist, coach & trainer since 1993
The Matrix-Q Travel Club is the initiative of our founder, Luis Daniel Maldonado Fonken, as he spends several years living abroad and traveling, organizing private expeditions, research, and providing services as a consultant, and coach, also supporting organizations and entrepreneurs with his services.
Luis (www.matrix-q.events) has been living abroad and traveling since 1996/7, also at a young age (3-4) lived in Austria, and while living in Peru he constantly moved between locations. Luis has the heart of a traveler. He thinks of himself as another kind of TCK Third Culture Kid. Feeling more comfortable among travelers, global citizens, and "on the road".
Between 1997-2003, his travel destinations will include Europe and SouthAmerika Southern Pacific Coast. He grounded the first travelers club in 1999, the Travelers-Culture International Association, an NGO dedicated to bringing together world citizens and engaging together in positive impact projects.
Luis organized gatherings, events, volunteer programs, and a radio program " Travelers on Air" The association NGO got dormant in 2003 when he moved back to Europe, Switzerland, but the club did not.
The Lifestyle Travelers club continued, in connection to a private stream of the "Travelers on air" radio, digital audio files shared with a circle of travelers still connected to Luis.
In 2012 Luis was back on the road for a long time planned and decided to recruit assistants to work together on a business and travel project he had. The recruiting program brought him back to meet several lifestyle travelers and decided together to re-launch the travel club again.
More than 260 lifestyle travelers tried to do the impossible, to coordinate efforts to make a living while living abroad and traveling. 1.5 years after the project got discontinued, due to the need for a system that would bring business, travel, adventure, culture, and leisure together.
Between 2013-2016 Luis did organize several multidisciplinary archeology expeditions, some days, and others for months, in both Europe and Russia.
The Lifestyle Travelers Club was reactivated in 2019 Winter, planning a few expeditions in Europe and Asia, that had to be rescheduled because of the pandemic.
In 2023 the Matrix-Q Traveler's Club becomes active again, as a division of the Matrix-Q Ecosystem, by providing a system that supports travel-preneurs: entrepreneurs that live abroad traveling and are dedicated to creating a positive impact.
We also organize travel expeditions and leisure, travel, and culture programs.
We are currently producing a documentary about nomads/travelers' lifestyles. Introducing travelers that like Luis, have been "living on the road" for more than 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 27+ years.
Long-Life Living Abroad Traveling!
Yearly we plan tours, to explore new locations, their culture, and natural landscapes
Our founder leads expeditions to locations where nature-inspired ancient cultures and civilizations thrived. Luis shares with travelers about his research work and explores with them together the nature-inspired knowledge, technology and societies. Learn more
At the locations we arrive, we care about creating a positive impact. We may organize volunteer activities, presentations, and courses for local people, or develop collaborative projects with local NGOs, impact companies or government
Meetups & Events
Organized in both, Rhenen (The Netherlands) at our HQ, and at the travel destinations we arrive
Living abroad and traveling, needs a different mindset, new skills, and resources.
The travel community internationally has its own rules, culture, and language.
To understand it, or at least be familiar with the perils, challenges, fun, and adventures of travelers, is a good idea, before starting any travel expedition.
The Matrix-Q Akademia for Travelers provides the following programs:
Luis, our founder, schedules also private sessions of coaching, and advice for new travelers.
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