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

The longest “Blood Moon” of the 21st century is coming in July

Rhino poachers eaten by lions in a South African wildlife reserve

For the next two nights, the northern lights will be visible over the US

Japanese fans pick up stadium trash after World Cup win

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” was just nominated for 6 Emmys

Koko the gorilla, who mastered sign language, is dead at 46

UNESCO just named its 2018 World Heritage Sites

Archeologists drained an Amsterdam canal and the findings go back thousands of years

A woman gave birth on a Paris train – now the baby is getting free rides

JetBlue flight attendants break the rules to save a dog’s life

Man survives 22 hours in the ocean after falling from cruise ship

This Florida city was just named “Most Excellent City in the World” over Reykjavik

Anthony Bourdain’s official biography will be released in 2019

Trio of travel influencers killed at Shannon Falls in Canada

An island with just 721 residents just became the newest Canary Island

America’s first underwater museum just opened off Florida’s coast

Scientists discovered the first color made by a living thing: pink

No Americans? No problem. Here’s seven teams to root for in the World Cup.

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