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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.

Writing Articles
20

An open letter to all commercial airlines from a hearing impaired passenger

by Adrienne B

I’m OCD. My partner’s ADD. Here’s what happens when we travel.

by Laura Roberts
9

Never let yourself be a victim

by Cathy Brown
1

5 travel moments that made us see the world differently

by Emma Thieme
1

Diary of the Nepal earthquake: Part 1

by Jesse Anderson
1

How to use a ‘chaos plan’ to change your life

by Elaina Giolando
2

7 reasons travel is the ultimate rite of passage

by Joshywashington
4

WORST. PRESS TRIP. EVER.

by Reda Wigle
1

Diary of the Nepal earthquake: Part 2

by Jesse Anderson

What makes me so American is my Blackness.

by ChaƩdria LaBouvier
2

One degree of separation

by Suzanne Roberts
4

There are two types of travelers

by Martha Mukaiwa
27

Why I left the US to seek my American Dream in Hungary

by Colm FitzGerald
3

This is what you find “hiking” the Arizona Migrant Trail

by Amanda Beyer
2

The emotional strain of life as a flight attendant

by Skylar Moore
8

Traveling while African

by Martha Mukaiwa
2

8 Spanish habits I lost when I moved to Austria

by Ana Bulnes
11

9 lost souls I’ve met on the road (and what they’ve taught me)

by Lisette Cheresson
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