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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

20 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to Mexico

by Laura Bernhein

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

by Simeon Tegel

The 8 worst decisions you can make in Portugal

by Sandra Guedes

10 signs you’ve never been to Mexico City

by Susannah Rigg

The 10 most artistic towns in the US

by Amanda Machado

10 signs it’s your first time in Mexico

by Cathy Brown

What NOT to do in Istanbul

by Anne Merritt

17 incredible places you can sail to with Norwegian Cruise Line

by Ailsa Ross

16 facts about Aruba that will surprise you

by Rosalie Klein

Epic masterpiece of timelapse and drone cinematography puts Mexico City in your face

by Alice Latham

21 images that’ll make you wish you were on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel NOW

by Hal Amen

20 things you didn’t know about Provincetown

by Rachel Rueckert

The ultimate New Mexico road trip itinerary

by Lindsey Kennedy

Travelling through Europe permanently is cheaper than the 9-5 life

by The Plaid Zebra

8 ways to humiliate yourself in Sweden

by Madelaine Triebe

6 awesome places in Costa Rica you’ve never heard of

by Tyler McCloskey

Mississippi road trip destinations: 12 stops you need to make

by Brandi Katherine Herrera

48 instagrams that will inspire you to visit Chicago

by Nycole Hampton
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