Matador’s narrative travel writing includes long form narrative essays, nonlinear narratives, micro narratives, and some of the most innovative writers working in nonfiction.

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In defense of doing absolutely nothing when traveling

I went to see a bushman healer to salve my wounds. Here’s what happened.

The hottest place on Earth is uncomfortable, dangerous, and beautiful.

I mouth-fed a wild hyena in Ethiopia and survived to tell the tale

The increase in wildlife tours in Africa is driving animals away

Despite its faded glory, Venice Beach still shines for tourists

I traveled abroad to donate my eggs. Here is what happened.

Why travelers need to start talking more openly about the terrible parts of travel

Hitchhiking the middle-age slump away in Morocco

Blindly trusting strangers at a border crossing gave me back faith in humanity

7 things you need to know about the woman who travels solo

The questions you should never ask a traveler (and what to do instead)

How to learn powerful life lessons when you travel: get walking

Crossing the world’s most dangerous border

The nanny diaries of my immigrant mother

A love letter to Colorado

How word of mouth and a little luck propelled me through Central America

How to serve food to a refugee

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