Sports + Adventure

Matador brings you adventure sports and the athletes that inspire us, whether it’s an extreme sports pro, or someone just getting started kayaking, surfing, or on the road, learning how people play in other countries.

We follow events that bring the entire world together like almost nothing else can, such as the World Cup, as well as tightly-knit local events such as the Green Race that exemplify how entire communities can develop around a certain place and sport.

Matador has members who run surf camps and others who teach people how to paddle. We have climbers, mountaineers, long distance cyclists, and soccer players. No matter where and how people play, we’re always looking to try it out and share it.

Sports + Adventure Articles

14 things that will inevitably happen if you date a woman who travels

by Kimberley Chan

California: Dream Big

by Matador Team

This infographic breaks down how to get around the world in 40 awesome hikes

by Matt Hershberger

13 reasons you should never date a sailor

by Claire Shefchik

Caution: Don’t watch this video unless you’re ready to quit your job and travel the world

by Rory Moulton

Meet the woman sailing around the world with her cat

by Matt Hershberger

16 travel experiences to have in Nepal before you die

by Elen Turner

16 of the world’s best cities for cycling (plus one island)

by Vanessa Nirode

Here’s what all this criticism of the “gap year” says about our American perspective

by Mary Ellen Dingley

7 reasons to date a girl who surfs

by Alexandra Lam

This is what your life looks like if you traveled the world as an adventure sports photographer

by Christian Pondella

16 travel experiences to have in Malaysia before you die

by Lee Wei Xin

Wanderlust warning: This all-female longboard crew will leave you yearning for Spain

by Rory Moulton

National parks of the West through a vintage 35mm

by Brian Lewis

Rio’s filthy water is already making pro athletes sick. Just ask the surfers

by GlobalPost

Warning: This ridiculous POV footage of ski-basing could make you airsick

by Rory Moulton

This surfer traveled California all winter chasing the El Nino swell. The results are amazing

by Rory Moulton

Even Brazilians don’t think their country is ready for the Olympics

by Will Carless
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