Student Work

MatadorU students — both active and alumni of our writing, photography, or filmmaking programs — are becoming the go-to contributors for media outlets, DMOs, and tourism boards around the world. From diverse publication records to prestigious awards, their accomplishments in travel journalism continue to inspire the next generation of writers, photographers, filmmakers, and travelers.

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Student Work Articles

13 signs you’ve been an au pair for too long

by Jess Buchan

Why spending summer in the Pacific Northwest is the next best thing to traveling abroad

by Nicolle Merrill

14 signs you were born and raised in the Texas Panhandle

by Laurie Moy

How a traveler turns “place” into “home”

by Vanessa Van Doren

“My people are scattered, but they will come home”

by Marie Lisa Jose

15 ways Michigan’s Upper Peninsula may surprise you

by Andrea Cauthen

8 signs you were born and raised in the Philippines

by Rina Diane

Tips from a flight attendant: How to be the world’s best passenger

by Annie Kingston

12 things you didn’t know about Philadelphia

by Kae Lani

Going to space with a balloon, a GoPro, and an action figure

by Eric Warren

17 images that prove travel is the best education

by Branden Eastwood

10 things you’ll miss after leaving Egypt

by Molly Nurse

Leaving home in 5 steps: My journey from Spain into the wider world

by Marco Delgado

Cycling guide to Edinburgh’s Water of Leith path

by Natalie De Winter

Beer drinker’s guide to Salt Lake City

by Allan Stumpe

5 off-the-radar ancient villages in south China (that don’t charge entrance fees)

by Gaetan Green

10 things I love about Hawaii after moving here from New York

by Tarah Williams

The long slow pull to leave

by Reda Wigle
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