Consciousness

Consciousness is a term defined differently by different people, but in general it describes the relationship between the mind and the world it perceives. Common usages include a sense of awareness of one’s surroundings, a sense of self, and a sense that one can feel emotions.

At Matador we’ve published a number of essays and articles about consciousness, both in the context of travel affecting consciousness, as well as how consciousness is viewed, described, or treated in other cultures around the world.

Consciousness Articles
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12 ways travel helps us live our fullest lives

by Paige Smith
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“Don’t ask me where I’m from. Ask where I’m a local.”

by Dayana Aleksandrova

A traveler’s guide to talking to someone you totally disagree with

by Matt Hershberger
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In the era of Tinder, “Ask for Angela” could become your new safe word

by Debbie Gonzalez Canada

Stop waiting to be picked, choose yourself

by Dave Weatherall
2

14 things I stopped giving a sh*t about in my late 20’s

by Scott Summers

Don’t relax on vacation

by Lauren Van Horn
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10 spots that remind us how beautiful Caracas really is

by Adriana Herrera
2

Watch a revered Mexican singer come out of retirement just to support “La Hillary”

by Debbie Gonzalez Canada

10 things I stopped giving a sh*t about as a female traveler

by Kita Roberts
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9 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after I turned 50

by Tam Warner Minton

Here’s what this woman learned after living a year without the internet

by Emma Thieme

The struggle to define my identity: Growing up biracial

by Joleen Brantle
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How a year of travel completely broke (and rebuilt) me

by Elaina Giolando

A love letter to New Mexico

by Jim O'Donnell
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10 things I stopped giving a sh*t about in my 20s

by Nicolle White
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9 incredible health and wellness retreats in Thailand

by Casey O'Connell

6 things you don’t learn until you turn 30

by Matt Hershberger
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