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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

Infographic: How to choose the ultimate European road trip

by Rory Moulton

18 gorgeous views you’ll only see in South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands

by Jacqueline Kehoe

Kansas City might just be the most exciting place in America right now. Here’s proof.

by Katherine Liljegren

Photo guide to Canada’s most vibrant cities

by Dylan Mancy

11 food experiences you should have in Spain before you die

by Ana Bulnes

13 things only people who’ve been to Asheville understand

by David Miller

9 reasons we should all be celebrating South Dakota on #605Day

by Jill Majerus

12 things you didn’t know about Santa Barbara, CA

by Paige Smith

10 places in San Antonio your kids are going to love

by Barrett House

The ultimate, dead-simple packing list for your summer music festival

by Emma Thieme

11 places to see incredible live music in San Antonio

by Tanner Saunders

Puerto Rico road trip: How to see the entire island in 7 days

by Melissa Alvarado Sierra

Mississippi is the birthplace of American music. Here’s proof

by Anne Hoffman

14 Seattle craft beers worth planning a trip for

by Thomas Berg

The solo woman’s travel guide to Thailand

by Elizabeth Bradley

11 incredible experiences you can only have in Ventura, CA

by Colm FitzGerald

9 reasons Sioux Falls is the perfect stop on a cross-country road trip

by Billy Yost

Gateways to nature: 7 Canadian towns on the edge of spectacular wilderness

by Claire Litton-Cohn
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