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

9 places to visit in the world’s “shithole countries”

Why we need to stop treating other countries like our playgrounds

Here’s why you shouldn’t boycott travel to Myanmar

MATADOR ORIGINALS: The fight to save Kenya’s Eastern Black Rhinos

The Bomb Cyclone is transforming Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland

How to be a better global citizen in 2018

What’s the best birth control for long-term travel?

Searching for wild cats in Borneo and scaring away poachers

10 easy ways to travel green in 2018

The protests from around the world that defined 2017

Idiots abroad: Should you speak out?

In order to be better global citizens, do we need to start traveling less?

TRAWEN: Travel, transformation, and protecting Patagonia

11 uplifting wildlife conservation stories of 2017

Why we need LGBT tourism

12 incredible species to see in Costa Rica and how you can help protect them

The fight for public lands isn’t just about you.

Watch: The ambitious motorbike rally raising money for park rangers around the world

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