Writing

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.

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Writing Articles
4

A year in photos: The extreme light changes of Antarctica

by Ben Adkison
6

My Gaza war numbers

by Jennifer Myers
1

Northern limits: A 4,000-mile human-powered journey through Alaska

by Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell
3

Stretching the thigh fat: The yoga lesson in Alleppey, India

by Suzanne Roberts
15

On the various insecurities of the perpetual traveler

by Reda Wigle
3

Congo River odyssey: 30 days + 1 dangerous brush with malaria

by Richard Stupart
27

Dear Haifa, here is your story of love and occupation

by Haifa Koleilat
3

Backroad field notes: Meeting with a naked bookseller

by Mary Sojourner
9

Last of the sea nomads

by Johnny Langenheim
4

How reading makes you a better person

by Cody Delistraty
7

18 people talk about their greatest insecurities as travelers

by Katie Scott Aiton
2

Barefoot in Yangon

by Jo Jackson
1

3 portraits of death and dying abroad

by Jo Jackson
8

The first time I felt independence

by Emma Thieme
2

Blood and ink in Sarajevo

by Samuel Rapine
1

Bare-knuckled fishing in Washington County

by Emma Thieme
7

When short-term travel just isn’t enough

by Nikki Hodgson
4

What it’s like inside a legal brothel in Nevada

by Matt Hershberger
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