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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A love letter to winter in Wyoming

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Let’s be honest: Sometimes, solo travel sucks.

Bargaining, or the third stage of grief, in Port Antonio, Jamaica

What I wish my parents told me about travel

From trauma to trust: Leaving fear behind in East Africa

How to be incredibly hilarious as a white man in China

“This is Africa”: Useful mantra or ugly prejudice?

Traveling needs to be difficult. Here’s why.

Why we travel: ancient roots of millennial desires

Dear nontraveler: an open letter to everyone who doesn’t understand why we need to see the world

My quest is to see all species of wild cats in their natural habitat. Here’s what I saw in Tibet.

9 survival tips New York City stuffed in my backpack

23 things nobody tells you about traveling while fat

Nightmare trips: Taking a 3-year-old on a boat to Poland during a “hurricane.”

How to guarantee yourself an authentic travel experience

What it was like growing up in the land of endless snow

Life after the shooting: Here’s why I’m proud to call Las Vegas home

How cookies brought me back to my Sicilian roots

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