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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.

Trip Planning Articles

36 epic beach hotels to visit before you die

by Matt Hershberger

Guide to Idaho’s best clothing-optional hot springs

by Hot Springs Guy

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

by Liz Carlson

8 reasons South Dakota is the most underrated state in the US

by Margaret de Silva

12 reasons why Portsmouth, NH is the most underrated American city

by Maggie Wallace

The 20 most family friendly places in the US for the summer

by Matador Team

9 undeniable reasons your next ski destination needs to be Banff

by James Frazier Garland

10 reasons you should never take your kids to Mexico City

by Laura Bernhein

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

by Jim O'Donnell

14 stunning landscapes you’ll only find in New Zealand

by Hal Amen

8 reasons we should all be moving to Arizona’s Valley of the Sun right now

by Emma Thieme

16 things you become addicted to in Charleston, SC

by Katka Lapelosová

9 things Canadians could learn from Costa Rica

by Rob Chursinoff

This train could take you across the US in under 4 hours

by Morgane Croissant

What NOT to do in Sofia

by Anna Pelova

29 signs you learned to drink in the Virgin Islands

by Shelby Huff

Nevada is made for road trips

by Joshywashington

Getting naked in Tokyo — A mini survival guide for Japanese hot springs

by Sam Bleakly
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