World Events

Every so often an event occurs of such importance that it reshapes the social, cultural, and sometimes physical landscape for travelers, locals, and everyone else.

A couple recent examples from the past months include the revolution in Egypt and the Japanese Tsunami.

Whenever possible, when world changing events occur, Matador will attempt to get a unique perspective from community members on the ground.

Photo: Ricardo Hurtubia

Terrifying chairlift malfunction spinning in reverse leaves brutal injuries

A plane in Russia accidentally dropped $156 million worth of gold bars from the sky

Woman in Australia discovers the world’s oldest message in a bottle

JetBlue will give you free tickets to escape the winter cold, if you can convince someone to switch cities.

10 photos of how the Winter Olympics have changed over the years

The photos from last night’s super blue blood moon eclipse look like something out of Star Wars

Bigger and brighter: The super blue blood moon eclipse is coming

The Seine River is threatening to drown the most iconic spots in Paris

A volcanic eruption in Bali has trapped thousands on the island

There’s beauty in tragedy: How the earthquake in Mexico has strengthened my faith in people

How to help Puerto Rico: A resource page

How can you help Mexico after the recent earthquakes?

How to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

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

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

[Daily dispatch] Pakistan’s new women-only cab service

[Daily dispatch] finally, flight upgrades for nice people

[Daily dispatch] massive 3,000-year-old statue discovered in Cairo

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