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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

Buenos Aires: Don’t call it Paris

by Mark Pampanin

Why traveling solo is better than traveling with friends

by Cristina Luisa

Most lives are lived by default

by David Cain

Things you learn when you live in Argentina

by Daniel Tunnard

Why moving to the US was the hardest move I ever had to make

by Annabel LaLonde

Closing the adventure gap: Changing the face of the outdoors

by Bani Amor

The 8 most important lessons I’ve learned about writing for a living

by Rory Moulton

On the lure of the travel tattoo

by Cristina Luisa

Ode to a bus driver

by Sarah Morbitzer

On freedom in America: Three decades of New Years

by Nellie Barg

The gentrification of Brooklyn, in 3 holiday parties

by Katka Lapelosová

The seriously huge assumption that affects the voice of travel

by Bani Amor

Why the world is more open to me as a homosexual

by Ben Lambert

12 characters you’ll meet on trains in Europe

by Katka Lapelosová

Modern nomads: Why the smartest among us wander

by Kate Hakala

“Why are you black?” A look at race and diversity in Spain

by Jessica Poitevien

What it’s like to be gay in South Korea

by Meg Ten Eyck

Why I will never sleep with an On the Road fanatic

by Kate Hakala
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