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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

36 epic beach hotels to visit before you die

by Matt Hershberger

17 things only someone who’s been to Idaho will understand

by Hailey Hirst

15 experiences you can only have in New Mexico

by Hal Amen

14 stunning landscapes you’ll only find in New Zealand

by Hal Amen

8 reasons we should all be moving to Arizona’s Valley of the Sun right now

by Emma Thieme

Travel guide to Idaho’s coolest small towns

by Kristen Bor

19 reasons you should never travel to Ecuador

by Maite Jiménez

21 images prove Ireland is the ultimate roadtrip

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan

17 reasons you should NEVER travel to Colorado

by Brian Lewis

Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

by Spencer Spellman

13 reasons why you should be proud to call Ireland home

by Katie Scott Aiton

8 ways to humiliate yourself in Sweden

by Madelaine Triebe

This train could take you across the US in under 4 hours

by Morgane Croissant

7 of the raddest outdoor adventures in Idaho

by Ray J. Gadd

20 images to inspire your Quebec wanderlust

by Yancy Caldwell

9 ways to humiliate yourself in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner

5 ‘must-have’ Shanghai experiences

by Sam Bleakly

Getting the best out of summer in Quebec

by Yancy Caldwell
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