Trip Planning

If you’re interested in trip planning, our community has tens of thousands of Matadorians in hundreds of cities and – at last count, more than 80 – countries around the world. We’ve produced award-winning guides on everything from backcountry trails in the Sierra to obscure dive bars and food carts to super luxury hotels and rooftop bars.

We’ve also crowdsourced our community to find answers to some of the simplest but most important trip planning questions, such as the best time to visit and the over-hyped places / activites you should avoid.

We also have basic transportation guides, budget guides, and special notes on crossing borders.

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Trip Planning Articles

10 things I miss about Iceland (and 3 they can keep)

by Katka Lapelosa

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by Susannah Rigg

Travel guide to Zion National Park, Utah

by Carlo Alcos

36 epic beach hotels to visit before you die

by Matt Hershberger

5 epic road trip itineraries through Wyoming

by Matt Hershberger

The 11 best Airbnbs in Amsterdam

by Matt Hershberger

10 signs it’s your first time in Mexico

by Cathy Brown

17 things you learn on your first road trip

by Emma Thieme

7 differences between tourists and locals in Barcelona

by Karin Swanson

Why Airbnb is the best choice for business travelers

by Katka Lapelosa

This is what makes Oakland great

by Sean Michael Williams

What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva

8 signs this is your very first night at a hostel

by Katka Lapelosa

5 awesome Greek islands you’ve never heard of

by Katherine LaGrave

Guide to the best food and brews in Utah

by Colin Heinrich

12 of the best Airbnbs in Rome, Italy

by Joe Batruny

3 days in Fort Collins, CO

by Casey O'Connell

6 things to do in Roswell that don’t involve aliens (and 1 that does)

by Laurie Moy
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