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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

A love letter to West Virginia

by Kaitlen Whitt

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

by Amber Kapiloff

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

by Erica McDonald

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

by Pippa Biddle

Maine, I love you

by Emma Thieme

A love letter to Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta

by Shannon Dell

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

“The Farm” in Tennessee is the country’s oldest intentional community. But the real story is how they deliver babies.

by Shannon Dell

Confessions of an overweight traveler

by Yahoo! Travel

A Love Letter to the Richmond District, San Francisco

by LiAnne Yu

I’m sick of being seen as a sex toy just because I’m part Asian

by Cecilia Haynes

To Iowa: I’m sorry

by Jacqueline Kehoe

How my NYC apartment helped me travel the world

by Yahoo! Travel

I wasn’t always a feminist

by Emma Thieme

I traveled the world alone and it sucked

by Vanessa Rimbaud

8 honest articles about military life you should read on Memorial Day

by Morgan deBoer
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