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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 20 coolest towns in the US

by Matador Team

20 truths about Nevada you never would have guessed

by Sarah Park

5 incredible under-the-radar vacation spots in Costa Rica

by Cathy Brown

Here are 25 reasons why Seoul is now Asia’s coolest city

by Geoffrey Cain

13 epic landscapes that define Nevada

by Hal Amen

Travel now: research suggests you’ll regret it if you don’t

by Matt Hershberger

From Lisbon to Lagos – why Portugal is the ultimate road trip

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

It just got insanely cheap to travel around Southeast Asia

by Matt Hershberger

6 realizations after a month of solo backpacking

by Hester Mourik

How to parent like an Argentine

by Cathy Brown

5 ways to parent like a German

by Katka Lapelosová

10 eating rules French children know (but most Americans don’t)

by Rebeca Plantier

15 ridiculously adventurous things to do on your travels (and where to do them)

by Matt Hershberger

37 signs you learned to drink in Maine

by Emma Thieme

20 stunning images of living the #VanLife in Norway

by Theo Gove-Humphries and Bee Roper

15 Instagrams of our favorite places in Germany

by Michael Bonocore

Ski the desert: How to earn your turns in the Nevada backcountry

by Spencer Cordovano

10 reasons why you should NEVER travel to Hawaii

by Katka Lapelosová
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