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Matador’s narrative travel writing includes long form narrative essays, nonlinear narratives, micro narratives, and some of the most innovative writers working in nonfiction.

Narrative Articles

I’m a college graduate, but I’ve used my passport more than my degree

by Gloria Atanmo

How the concept of home changes as you travel

by Alexandra E. Petri

I’m pretty and I travel solo. Here’s why it’s a struggle.

by Alyssa Ramos

Traveling made me realize that I am privileged. Here’s how.

by Gloria Atanmo

What travel has taught me about beauty

by Elen Turner

I gave up on New York dating, went to sea, and had a fling with a 21-year-old sailor

by Claire Shefchik

I haven’t had a phone in years. People applaud this. But I’ve missed these 5 important things.

by Ailsa Ross

My fiancee and I ditched everything to go to Athens. Here’s what I didn’t expect.

by Wisdom Pills

I lived with a Guna family in Panama. What happened when I left is one of my best stories.

by Rob Chursinoff

Traveling, partying, living as an international model isn’t as glamorous as you think. Trust me, I was one.

by Erica McDonald

Maine, I love you

by Emma Thieme

A love letter to Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta

by Shannon Dell

A love letter to West Virginia

by Kaitlen Whitt

Lions, zebras, and African children: Voluntourism in the age of social media

by Pippa Biddle

I didn’t feel culture shock until I came home to the United States

by Amber Kapiloff

A love letter to Jamaica Plain, Boston

by Vanessa Van Doren

A love letter to the south side of Chicago

by Jill Kozak

Midsummer nudity in Finland: My first Juhannus

by Tim Walker
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