Photo: Jiuck WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. You’re traveling. It’s lonely. You miss your ex-boyfriend. Girl, I get it.
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube WHILE I’VE NEVER VISITED JAPAN, it continues to fascinate me more than any other country I have ever traveled to.
Photo: Randy Kashka Sometimes playing “Dance Dance Revolution” alone in your apartment just isn’t going to cut it.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST PAINS IN THE ASS for travelers is getting plug adapters. For whatever reason, even though we all basically buy the same (or similar) gadgets around the world, we’ve all ended up with different plugs.
Photo: Trey Ratcliff MORE THAN AN OCEAN separates Amsterdam, my adopted city, from Newport Beach, the upscale Southern California beach town where I spent most of my life.
Photo: Daniel Foster I SPENT 6 YEARS as a young traveler exploring the globe, and have been fortunate to have spent the last 18 years working in the travel industry, both in the inbound and the outbound tourism markets.
Photo: Sama093 The World Cup is over, and it was pretty rough on Brazil. Not only did their national team face what was almost certainly its most embarrassing defeat in history, but the event was marred by protests, and the country is now saddled with a number of stadiums in places that don’t have teams big enough to support them.
GROWING UP ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Atlanta, I felt out of place, a stranger in my sterile suburban surroundings.
I RECENTLY BEGAN sketching during long-haul flights. It helps distract me when I feel anxious, and usually I’m pretty drunk during takeoff, so the things I produce in my journal are hilarious.
Photo: Bill Dickinson THE WEIGHT OF THE DECISION to leave a home is often overshadowed by the logistics of the move itself, so much so that we forget about the courage it really does take.
Photo: Learn English at DCU 1. You will be welcomed. You’ll touch down in Dublin, ready to begin your ESL course.
LAST WEEK, I skateboarded for the first time in about 12 years. My town just opened up a brand new skatepark and I’ve been dying to try it out for months.
Photo: Jlhopgood One midday in July of 2000, in Hospital Meir in Kfar Saba, a Palestinian boy was born before my eyes.
Photo: kirybabe 1. You’re fiercely loyal to local ‘que and know your way around a grill. Whether you claim allegiance to BBQ powerhouses Gates and Jack Stack, Missouri-side Arthur Bryant’s, Kansas-side Oklahoma Joe’s, or (my favorite) small-fry LC’s, you think of them when anyone mentions barbecue.
ANCHOVIES GET A BAD RAP as a pizza topping thanks to their general saltiness and ickiness — unless you’re Dr.
Editor’s note: One of the first lessons you can learn about traveling is that the people you spend your time with are even more important than the destination itself.
Photo: IBM Research – Africa During the three months I spent in northern India working for a grassroots nonprofit as project manager for microfinance, I was given a chance to participate in the creation of small business opportunities for young women.
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube THIS IS WHAT drones were made for! Check these surfers ripping perfect conditions over a shallow reef in the Mentawai Islands.
Editor’s note: Award-winning Canadian photographer Jeff Friesen has managed to retain a child-like wonderment in the face of his home country’s landscape through his majestically titled series, The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada.
WE DON’T ALWAYS pay much attention to our buskers. We’ve got somewhere to be, and we didn’t factor in time to listen to an impromptu concert.