Pop Culture

Pop culture includes the prevailing perspectives, attitudes, icons, art forms, and other phenomena within the mainstream of any given society. As such, a place’s pop culture can significantly influence travel, both in the sense of what pop culture a traveler experiences at ground level, as well as the attitude a traveler brings into his or her travel experience.

Matador contributors explore various elements of pop culture and how they inform culture, travel, and life.

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Pop Culture Articles
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The 4 steps to overcoming your fear of sharks

by Emma Thieme
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13 things people always ask native Californians

by Karin Swanson
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How to remain a “traveler” once you’re back home

by Amanda Machado

11 signs this is your first autumn in New York City

by Katka Lapelosa
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Dear Americans: We need to get over our NYC complex

by Matt Hershberger
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6 reasons millennials make the best travelers

by Emma Thieme

Resurrecting America’s ghost trains

by Matt Hershberger

How I convinced myself it was okay to move to New Jersey

by Matt Hershberger
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You know you’re in Thailand when…

by Colin Heinrich
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What travel has become in the age of smartphones

by Leslie Finlay

14 things you probably didn’t know about Australia

by Joe Batruny

The cheapest way to travel is by photoshopping your entire trip

by Katka Lapelosa
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Why everyone arguing about reclining airplane seats is missing the point

by Matt Hershberger

33 maps that will show you the world in new ways

by Matt Hershberger

The dos and don’ts of cemetery conduct

by Reda Wigle
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9 things people do when they vacation on the Jersey Shore

by Katka Lapelosa
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23 signs you might be addicted to travel

by Cathy Brown
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What are your ‘rules’ for deciding where you’ve been and where you haven’t?

by Matt Hershberger
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