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

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

by Kita Roberts
1

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

by Debbie Gonzalez Canada
31

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
2

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

by Elaina Giolando

A love letter to New Mexico

by Jim O'Donnell
2

10 things I stopped giving a sh*t about in my 20s

by Nicolle White
2

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
1

Here’s how a simple DNA test will challenge everything you thought you knew about who you really are

by Ana Bulnes
4

What I know as a traveler at 35 that I wish I knew when I was younger

by Rory Moulton
11

Why traveling on your parents’ dime isn’t truly traveling

by Brian Gillikin
20

What is travel? And what is a traveler?

by Scott Hartman

This video captures the contrast between beauty and struggle we encounter while traveling

by Rory Moulton
1

This video sums up why millennials should take off and travel while they can

by Morgane Croissant

This sound artist’s ‘Book of Sounds’ takes you on a stunning audio/visual journey around the world

by Debbie Gonzalez Canada
22

Dear travelers to Cambodia: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

by Johanna Read
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