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Matador’s award-winning (2010 and 2011 Lowell Thomas Award) travel writing is based on narrative told from ground level.

This evolved partly as our response to the decades-long tradition of newspapers and magazines running travel stories that are little more than advertising copy couched as “destination pieces,” and normative attitudes towards place as something to be “consumed” as opposed to experienced and appreciated.

We’ve always sought, supported, and showcased original writing at the intersection of travel, culture, and place, and in our own way are helping bring up the next generation of travel writers through our network resources on writing tips as well as our workshops and writing programs at our educational community, MatadorU.

Writing Articles

Forget the landscape: Start photographing yourself on your travels

by Emma Thieme

12 people who kept me traveling

by Marco Delgado

How to walk across Europe

by Nick Hunt

Dear Dad, thanks for making me a traveler

by Annabelle Mintz

Tips from the pros: Best apps for your Instagram travel photos

by Stephanie Be

When being a travel writer just means being broke and lonely

by Britany Robinson

The man who cycled the world

by Adi Zarsadias

Searching for home after 3 decades of travel

by Nikki Hodgson

The Hong Kong of my childhood

by Ting Yiu

Can we please just shut down Halloween in Mexico?

by Rulo Luna

The next time you eat a blueberry, remember this story

by Emma Thieme

The pilgrimage of the solo traveler

by Jordan Mounteer

What I know to be true in Israel and Palestine

by Rosa Lia June

A few thoughts on the overuse of ā€œIā€ in travel writing

by Aaron Hamburger

A sanctuary while grieving far from home

by Shari Shepard

Disappeared in Kathmandu

by Robert Hirschfield

Why I moved off the grid

by Emma Thieme

The moment this city became my home

by Carol Palmer
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