Shopping Guides

Matador Network’s advice on travel gear, outdoor clothing and equipment, plus gift ideas for travel lovers.

Everything you need to backpack through Europe

More travel gear

The perfect backpack for every type of traveler, from hostelers to hikers

10 must-haves for the traveling yogi

The most comfortable, chic, and affordable travel clothes, according to a stylist

What to pack for an epic trekking adventure in Latin America

All the gear you need to have for an incredible African safari experience

Everything you need in your pack to travel to Southeast Asia

YETI now makes amazing luggage and these three pieces are our favorites

This carbon-neutral travel gear makes staying organized on the road crazy easy

The 6 incredible vegan skincare brands you need to travel with

Eco-friendly travel toiletries and gear

The 8 coolest vegan boots and sneakers for travelers

Zero-waste and eco-minded must-haves for your travel toiletry bag

The best natural beauty essentials you’ll ever need on your travels

The 10 best beauty products for Black women travelers

All the gear you need to have epic outdoor adventures with your dog

Camping, Trekking, and River Gear

All the fall camping gear you need to have an epic trip

What outdoor gear our editors are buying for fall

Powering your campsite with solar energy just got way easier

How an adventure writer packs for extreme backcountry hiking

How to eat well on backpacking trips instead of surviving off trail mix

18 awesome camping gear ideas you never would have thought of

All the outdoor gear you need to keep moving and keep dry on the trail this spring

The ultimate summer backpacking gear guide for newbies

A complete fall camping checklist for families

17 practical gift ideas for the traveler in your life

Gift ideas for travel lovers

13 perfect gifts for girlfriends who love to travel

These travel essentials from Black-owned companies make for the perfect gift

7 artsy jigsaw puzzles under $25 for the travelers who miss museums

All the knitting tools you need to make the most famous styles from around the world

9 epic gift ideas for the outdoor adventure lover in your life

10 gifts that support the world’s wildlife this Christmas

The most sustainable and thoughtful gift ideas for the whole family

Check out these museum gift shops for the most unique, artful, and affordable presents

Beach Gear

Everything you need for a trip to the beach this summer

11 books to inspire your kids to travel this year

Travel books and movies

10 awesome books about travel to read while traveling

20 of the most important travel books written by women

11 epic LGBTQ travel books to explore the world from home

12 books by black authors that will feed your desire to travel

The 5 travel books that changed the course of my life

Explore Japan from the comfort of your armchair with these great travel books

The 12 most influential spiritual books of the past 50 years

The most popular book set in every country in the world

Gift an experience

These Costa Rica hotels put you up close to amazing wildlife experiences

The 7 most exciting US wellness retreats on Airbnb Experiences right now

7 famous homes from movies and TV that you can rent on Airbnb

The best Airbnb Experiences in New York, from an alpaca farm tour to sailing the East River

The cutest, cuddliest and most ethical Airbnb Animal Experiences

Three amazing babymoon destinations in the US to relax before your life changes forever

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