Matthew Meltzer

Matt Meltzer is a staff writer for Matador Network. Prior to that, he was the Miami Editor and a travel staffer for Thrillist. Prior to that, he ran the dorms for the Miami City Ballet School. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps, was a judge in the Miss Florida America system, and is a past contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine. He currently is an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College, but has also taught at University of Florida and University of Miami, where he was a member of the boxing team. He has completed two Ironman triathlons, holds a Masters in Journalism from UF and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Miami. He currently lives in Miami in an apartment he never sees.

This small West Virginia town feels like a weekend escape to Colorado

How a guy who’d never caught a fish learned the beauty of the sport in the wilds of Alaska

How to quickly, simply, and efficiently get a visa or passport in as few as 24 hours

10 nude beaches in the most unexpected places

The most Instagrammed beaches in the world

The 13 most beautiful hotel pools in the world

Every roller coaster at Cedar Point, ranked

This car-share service wants to give you free admission to National Parks

Shark diving isn’t as scary as you think — but it is really gross

The best Fourth of July celebrations you’ve probably never heard of

10 essential travel skills we’ve lost to smartphones

The best places to eat in America’s 25 biggest airports

Why Dubai is the best trip to dip your toes in Arab culture

The best rivers in America for tubing and drinking

No Americans? No problem. Here’s seven teams to root for in the World Cup.

This tour company wants to send you on a 22-day adventure through Mongolia…and won’t say where you’re going

These 7 US cities are over. Here’s where to go instead.

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