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Writing

Matador’s award-winning (2010 and 2011 Lowell Thomas Award) travel writing is based on narrative told from ground level.

This evolved partly as our response to the decades-long tradition of newspapers and magazines running travel stories that are little more than advertising copy couched as “destination pieces,” and normative attitudes towards place as something to be “consumed” as opposed to experienced and appreciated.

We’ve always sought, supported, and showcased original writing at the intersection of travel, culture, and place, and in our own way are helping bring up the next generation of travel writers through our network resources on writing tips as well as our workshops and writing programs at our educational community, MatadorU.

Writing Articles
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Traveling abroad forces you to understand criticism of the US. Here’s why that’s positive

by Tim Wenger
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Can we just accept that some people (like me) must travel alone?

by Scott Summers
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You and me and the Secretary Bird

by Jane Thomas
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What to do when your body says no

by Mary Sojourner
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5 things you’re doing that drive your editor crazy

by Matt Hershberger
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On Jan. 21st, I’m marching for my dad

by Emma Thieme
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Which author made you first love travel writing?

by Matt Hershberger
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We share a language through folded paper

by Scott Summers
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When you don’t know how to ask for help, travel becomes your best teacher

by Aimée Bourget
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What a hard fall taught me about being alone

by Mary Sojourner
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3 women travel writers who made history

by Carrie Speaking
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Here are 13 books that inspired me and changed my life

by Andrew McDermott
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How the spirit of martial arts changed my politics (for the better)

by Scott Summers
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2017 New Year’s wishes for my sisters of all ages

by Mary Sojourner
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On being a ‘leftover’ woman who loves to travel

by Haisu Qu
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Beyond wanderlust — I quit my job to travel indefinitely, but I did it to survive

by Rushel Miller
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Two chicks fifty years apart, on the road to becoming a traveler

by Matador Team

How I learned big city living just isn’t for me

by Scott Summers
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