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14 travel tips you can learn from your dog

14 travel tips you can learn from your dog

1. Say “Hi, Hey, How you doing, Damn, Why you smell so good, Ummmmm I’m gonna lick your face,” to almost everyone you meet.Say hello to strangers. Be interested and interesting. Invite a new friend to share that bottle of wine in your hostel fridge, because…2. Every person is awesome.Every place is original.

How the Moscow Metro parallels the life of a nation

How the Moscow Metro parallels the life of a nation

My camera rested on its tripod, focused on a mosaic above the base of the escalators. The inlaid red, yellow, gray, and blue marble looked like a Picasso treatment of a hammer and sickle, the pieces of this once dreaded symbol of Russian Communism coming together only when I blurred my vision. My finger was on the shutter button, but right as I began to apply pressure the viewfinder went black.

How better note taking can improve your travel writing

How better note taking can improve your travel writing

In this new series, writing coach Noah Pelletier lifts the curtain on his process and work with students in the MatadorU Travel Writing course.I have this recurring dream. It goes like this: I’m walking through a flat, green park when out of the woods comes a pack of seedy-looking youths. As they approach me, it’s obvious they’re up to no good.

How not to get laughed out of a Southwestern tourist town

How not to get laughed out of a Southwestern tourist town

I once worked in Aradia, an indie bookstore in Flagstaff during the decade of “Oooooooo, the romantic Southwest…let’s build a great big house here and find peace.” One noon, a woman burst through the door. She had large hair, a spotless white Stetson, and hand-painted pink Tony Lamas. “You’ve got to help me,” she gasped.

15 differences between a normal friend and an Argentinean friend

15 differences between a normal friend and an Argentinean friend

Hacé clic para leer este artículo en español. Tambien podés darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook!1. A normal friend never asks you for food. An Argentinean friend is the reason you’re putting dinner together.2. A normal friend asks, “How are you doing?” when he sees you. An Argentinean friend hugs and kisses you, saying “Look at you, you son of a bitch, you look so amazing!

An island underwater: Bahamas Hero Dubstep

An island underwater: Bahamas Hero Dubstep

Dean of Education for MatadorU Josh Johnson spends a weekend in the Bahamas in, on, and underwater.Outside the window of the plane the turquoise expanse was wrinkled with waves, a wimpled sea of tiny whitecaps. The plane descended on a thin slice of land (Eleuthera Island) in the midst of this massive blue.