Activism + Politics

Matador features and supports people and projects around the world committed to activism whether it’s social justice, human rights, environmental conservation, or an ever increasing number of issues facing communities.

While some question the place for “politics” in a media network dedicated to travel, we believe it’s all connected, and that without having at least a working knowledge of the current issues and political history of the places we live and visit, our experiences are not as rich, not as informed, not as connected at ground level as they could be.

Photo: Gwenael Piaser

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How to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

The (not so) hidden benefits of a gap year

What travelers need to know about hurricane season

12 fears that only an ESL teacher will understand

Harvey called, Houston answered

What travelers needs to know about wildfire season

Inside a Finnish classroom: What the US can learn from Finland

Why I travel? Drugs

Clueless tourists damage thermal feature at Yellowstone National Park

11 natural world wonders that are being destroyed by climate change

“Lucifer” heat wave in Europe destroys glaciers at frightening speed

Get on this Delta flight and see the 2017 solar eclipse from the sky

How NOT to act around wildlife

These friendly leaf insects will change your perception of bugs forever

Airbnb is giving away the chance to experience the solar eclipse in the most incredible way

The ultimate guide to zero-waste camping

Don’t give money to the children on the streets of India. Here’s what you can do instead.

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