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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

The 20 coolest towns in the US

by Matador Team

30 photos that will make you wish you were in Costa Rica right now

by Hal Amen

5 incredible under-the-radar vacation spots in Costa Rica

by Cathy Brown

13 epic landscapes that define Nevada

by Hal Amen

Travel now: research suggests you’ll regret it if you don’t

by Matt Hershberger

20 things you didn’t know about Sun Valley, ID

by Kitt Doucette

15 things every Californian should know about Nevada

by Abby Tegnelia

Here’s how you’re going to get scammed in each of the world’s biggest cities

by Matt Hershberger

It just got insanely cheap to travel around Southeast Asia

by Matt Hershberger

You know you’re in Vietnam when…

by Joe Batruny

Nevada spirit: Guide to the state’s top craft distilleries

by Sarah Park

20 stunning images of living the #VanLife in Norway

by Theo Gove-Humphries and Bee Roper

6 realizations after a month of solo backpacking

by Hester Mourik

8 places you have to visit to understand the history of New Mexico

by Jim O'Donnell

Ski the desert: How to earn your turns in the Nevada backcountry

by Spencer Cordovano

8 reasons you should visit Arizona for MLB Spring Training

by Will McGough

5 ways to parent like a German

by Katka Lapelosová

8 World Heritage Sites you should definitely skip

by Giampaolo Bianchi
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