In Chapter 3 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "What Did Taking Your First International Trip Do To Inform How You Planned Your Second?" After taking his first trip to Ireland to visit distant family and hike the countryside, Curtis takes a second trip to visit London, Madrid and Paris. He learns from experience to pack fewer clothes and bring nicer clothes for evenings out after a long day touring the town. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.