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
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9 reasons every American should drive across the US in their lifetime

by Karin Swanson
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9 reactions you’ll have on visiting Buenos Aires for the first time

by Joe Batruny

Why spending summer in the Pacific Northwest is the next best thing to traveling abroad

by Nicolle Merrill

Australia’s Gold Coast was made for exploring

by Katka Lapelosa
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15 ways Michigan’s Upper Peninsula may surprise you

by Andrea Cauthen
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7 ways to get off the beaten path in Peru

by Joe Batruny
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15 awe-inspiring forests around the world

by Joe Batruny
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Travel guide to Thailand’s most captivating islands

by Rory Moulton
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9 authentic French foods your kids might actually eat

by Rory Moulton

What it feels like to visit Bangkok for the first time

by Joe Batruny
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9 reasons there’s more to Northern California than what’s on the coast

by Sarah Park
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40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe

by Rory Moulton

8 things you can only experience in Laos

by Joe Batruny

Moab is a bikers’ playground

by Yancy Caldwell

13 places you’ll almost certainly end up as a tourist in Cambodia

by Joe Batruny
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11 underground spots in Oakland to check out before they go mainstream

by Colin Heinrich

Cycling guide to Edinburgh’s Water of Leith path

by Natalie De Winter
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Beer drinker’s guide to Salt Lake City

by Allan Stumpe
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