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Road Trip Costa Rica, a one week itinerary

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An Insider's Guide to Northern Italy

An Insider's Guide to Northern Italy

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  • LGBQT-Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    July 04 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    LGBQT-Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    If you’re an LGBTQ traveler, there are three occasions when your priority is creating a socially progressive, welcoming vacation itinerary. When you’re planning a romantic trip, whether it’s a getaway with your partner or a destination wedding Family travel, when you want your kids to feel relaxed because they fit in, and no one is asking awkward questions about their...

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  • 7 Tips for Packing Your Photo Gear on any Trip

    June 15 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    7 Tips for Packing Your Photo Gear on any Trip

    Traveling with a full camera kit is tricky business. You’ve got a lot of expensive, fragile gear that you’re lugging through airports and around cities. It’s no simple task. That being said, there are a handful of tricks you can employ to make sure your gear stays safe during your travels. My team and I just brainstormed many of these...

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  • DIY South African Safari

    June 05 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    DIY South African Safari

    A safari doesn’t have to be a credit card-scorching bucket-list trip. Your African safari hack? Visit South Africa, where you can explore like a local on a DIY safari. With 21 public reserves run by South African National Parks (SANParks), an English-speaking population and the wide popularity of safari vacations for residents, South Africa is the easiest and safest destination...

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  • The Gluten-Free Traveler

    May 29 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    The Gluten-Free Traveler

    Attention gluten-free travelers: don’t let gluten limit your adventures. There is a big world out there, and a lot of it is gluten free. First, choose your degree of difficulty. Most traditional ethnic cuisines are centered around every imaginable root and grain besides wheat, and who doesn’t love Thai food? Next, use online preparation to progress to more challenging cultures....

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  • Mountain Biking, Volcano Hiking & Snorkeling Adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

    May 08 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Mountain Biking, Volcano Hiking & Snorkeling Adventures on the Big Island of Hawai'i

    Commit to Wild There is a different life you could be living: close to the earth and the stars, dunking your head in the blue of the Pacific. Try it for a week on the Big Island of Hawai’i, where mountain biking, cliff diving, volcano hikes, and swimming with rays are an everyday experience. And then take that feeling home...

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  • Along for the Ride: Traveling Central America with Your Dog

    April 30 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Along for the Ride: Traveling Central America with Your Dog

    Slow down, get local, and get way, way off the beaten path A dog is the ideal road trip buddy. They don’t question your schedule, sightseeing priorities or new acquaintances – at least not in English. They make the loneliest hotel room feel like home. And a fearless canine companion is the back-up you need to stretch a little –...

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  • TUK Watches: Q&A with Founder Sasha Juliard

    April 26 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    TUK Watches: Q&A with Founder Sasha Juliard

    Sasha Juliard, Matador Brand Ambassador and Co-Founder of TUK Watches gave us the inside scoop on this new endeavor to create beautiful watches and provide clean water in Southeast Asia.  What is TUK Watches? TUK Watches is a conscious, minimal watch brand founded on the idea that every second counts in the fight to get clean drinking water to the 844...

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  • 7 Essentials For Your Next International Flight

    April 20 2018 – Chris Clearman

    7 Essentials For Your Next International Flight

    If you love to travel, then you know all about long flights. Navigating international airports, managing delays or cancelled connections, and plenty of long lines. Here are a few essentials to make those long international flights a little more comfortable. 1. Bring a pen in your carry on bag. You will have to fill out customs paperwork that is distributed on...

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  • Pro Tips and Tools for Planning a Photo Shoot

    April 18 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Pro Tips and Tools for Planning a Photo Shoot

    by Joel Matuszczak, Photographer and Matador Brand Ambassador   Where do I start? Let’s talk about an ordinary day of shooting with me. What I do to keep motivating and challenging myself in photography. What you see from my work, about 90% of the photos are from my backyard. My life is pretty packed. I make do with the time...

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  • 4 Tips for Packing Like a Minimalist

    April 12 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    4 Tips for Packing Like a Minimalist

    By Britnee Tanner You've been planning your upcoming weekend trip for months. Instead of thinking about your current workload at the office, you've probably found yourself daydreaming about the Airbnb you booked a month in advance along with the food and activities you'll soon be experiencing on your perfect weekend itinerary.  You've planned who you're going with, when you're leaving...

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  • 3 Days in Hong Kong

    April 06 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    3 Days in Hong Kong

    By Bailey McHugh A lot of people have asked me, “Why Hong Kong? What’s in Hong Kong?” To which I replied, “Why not Hong Kong?” I traveled for the adventure, to experience something so far out from what I’m used to. I traveled to escape my everyday routine and endeavor on something completely different. This is the feeling that a...

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  • Matador: Spotlight on Sustainability

    March 19 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Matador: Spotlight on Sustainability

    Here at Matador, we are committed to bringing you quality, sustainable products that don’t weigh you or your conscience down. We believe your adventure gear should be not only light on you, but light on the world around us.   Maximum Durability with Minimal Impact: Cordura Fabric is the foundation for almost all of our products. We use Cordura because...

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  • Top Beaches in Southeast Asia

    March 15 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Top Beaches in Southeast Asia

    Our Brand Ambassador Gretka Milkovic has spent a lot of time living like a local in Southeast Asia. Here's her advice for finding the best beaches around, and a look at the top beaches she explored last year. ----- Maybe some of you know, but for many people I did something really crazy this summer. I quit my corporate job and decided...

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  • The Best Camera Lens for Travel: The Nifty 50

    March 09 2018 – Amey Daddikar

    The Best Camera Lens for Travel: The Nifty 50

    Anybody here take pictures while they travel?  We get asked all the time, what kind of lens should I bring when I travel?  Around here, we all agree there is a clear winner.  Pack a 50mm f1.8 lens for your adventures, lovingly referred to as a nifty fifty.  Read on for why we think the nifty fifty comes out on...

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  • Get Off the Grid

    February 20 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Get Off the Grid

    By Scrimshaw Collective Let’s get off the grid.  Let's explore our personal unknowns and expand what we perceive as normal. Every so often it's important to engage in self-reflection to make sure that your batteries don’t need charging and to see if the path you are on, is indeed the path you chose for yourself.  If that vision gets clouded…welcome to...

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  • Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    January 24 2018 – Tabitha Yeasley

    Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    You’ve probably heard that Boulder, Colorado is a great place to visit and even to live, but what is there to do here, exactly? We’ve taken some of our favorite reasons we love Boulder and laid them out for you, plain and simple. EAT Brunch – No city is complete without some great brunch options, and whether you hit Lucile’s...

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