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

This is what makes Oakland great

by Sean Michael Williams
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What it’s like to visit Somaliland as a tourist

by Anna Rudycheva
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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
2

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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40 images of Thailand we can’t stop looking at

by Ailsa Ross
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10 of the best Airbnbs in Tokyo

by Matt Hershberger
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14 of Southern California’s swankiest hotels and resorts

by Colin Heinrich

24-hour food guide to Princeton, New Jersey

by Lucy Di Santo

10 things to do as a first-time traveler to New Orleans

by LiAnne Yu

Thoughts on drug culture in our national parks

by Colin Heinrich

Summer in Salt Lake City is beyond awesome

by Scott Sporleder

9 of the most underrated beaches in California

by Colin Heinrich

Exploring the summertime beauty of Utah

by Scott Sporleder

40 incredible eco-hotels to visit before you die

by Joe Batruny
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