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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 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes

19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru

by Simeon Tegel

14 of the most scenic rail routes in all of Europe

by Rory Moulton

13 experiences you can only have in Arizona

by Blissom Booblé

33 things you’ll never hear someone say in Sun Valley, ID

by Cody Forest Doucette

10 truths about traveling on a Eurail pass

by Vanessa Van Doren

Introducing the #Travelstoke World Map: Create yours today!

by Katka Lapelosa

8 of the strangest places on planet Earth

by Ross Tabak

22 necessities to pack for any winter adventure

by Tucker Patton

What NOT to do in Colombia

by Simon Willis

18 of the world’s most bike friendly cities

by Hal Amen

10 places not to miss in Santiago de Chile

by Natasha Young

21 more crazy party hostels around the world

by Tom Gates

12 ways to make the most of Big Sky, Montana

by Greta Alms

10 simple rules for not annoying every single person in your hostel at night

by Barbara Litzlfellner

What it’s like to be gay in South Korea

by Meg Ten Eyck

Travel guide to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

by Carlo Alcos

7 definitive reasons to ditch your group tour

by Carleen Krug
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