This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics.
We’re living in a golden age of travel. There were 1.4 billion international tourists in 2018, according to the World Tourism Organization, and, thanks to technology, it’s never been cheaper to get from one side of the world to the other. Yet in this rush to see sights far and wide, it’s easy to lose sight of the wonders close to home. International travel has by no means lost its appeal, but there’s a strong case for this decade to be the decade of microcations.