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Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

Dublin Travel: Ireland's Capital Has The Cutest Tourism Campaign Probably Ever

File this under too cute for words.<p>Dublin offers its tourists a unique view of the city by way of City of a Thousand Welcomes. Started by a local Dubliner in 2011, the program allows first-time visitors to grab a pint or a cup of tea with a local...free of charge. As the program says on its …

25 Places To Party Before You Die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

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21 Inspiring Quotes on the Beauty of Travel

By Cody Delistraty,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1cFulfU<p>“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the …

Everyone Says I Am Running Away

By Matthew Kepnes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/182Urmf<p>When I started traveling, my dad asked what I’m running away from. My mother constantly …

Ireland, I Love You So Much It Hurts

By Anonymous,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/Z9v6mW<p>It’s almost my favorite day of the year again. No, not Christmas. Not my birthday. Not New Year’s …

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You Don’t Speak English, You Speak American

By Meghan Elward-Duffy,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1bCwcSy<p>When I was 23, I packed two suitcases with as many clothes as I could and headed over …

Lessons from the road: mistakes travel writers make (so you don’t have to) – part II

As we’ve learned from Lonely Planet authors in our earlier article, travel-writer mishaps can result in pearls of wisdom for readers. Here we continue telling the real stories behind some of the simplest advice in travel guidebooks.<p><b>Don’t off-road in your rental car</b><p>San Francisco Chronicle <i>Travel</i> …

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Take notes! Writing coach Noah Pelletier breaks down his process and work with students in the @MatadorU Travel Writing course: "How better note taking can improve your travel writing": http://bit.ly/123PzKi

"So if you find yourself tempted to dismiss Egypt’s revolution because it’s hitting obstacles in its early years, step back for a minute and consider that the national identity we’re celebrating today looked absolutely nothing like what we understand it to be until almost 90 years later than that illustrious date from which we typically start counting." "How the ousting of the Egyptian president is like the Fourth of July": http://bit.ly/17W7eM9

How do you think the youth of today will change what happens tomorrow? "The Gates Foundation Center: A space for positive disruption": http://bit.ly/12RiMf5

Become inspired by Matador Ambassador Shannon Galpin's recent gear drive in Afghanistan: http://bit.ly/1bNS8cf

FROM THE ARCHIVES >>> 5 more words we never want to see in travel writing again: http://bit.ly/11x0nnk