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 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

One man in India has planted a forest larger than Central Park

by Matt Hershberger
2

18 white-hot chefs and new California restaurants from San Diego to Napa

by Colin Heinrich
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5 off-the-radar ancient villages in south China (that don’t charge entrance fees)

by Gaetan Green
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7 things you’ll miss when you leave Seattle

by Gina Corsiglia
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5 adventures in Thailand you’ve probably never heard of

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan
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How to totally botch your trip to Italy

by Rory Moulton
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24 hours in Fremont, Seattle

by Nicolle Merrill
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7 confessions of a Toronto commuter

by Leviana Coccia
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