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Introducing the Matador Store

Introducing the Matador Store

Pick up a t-shirt and send us shots of you exploring the world in your Matador swag.BNT editor Ian Mackenzie rocking his Matador tee in Plaza del Bolivar, Colombia.You asked us for a store, and now we’ve opened one up.Matador Apparel is a collection of original designs that reflect the lifestyles of our members and values of our community.

Learn to travel [TEDx talk]

Learn to travel [TEDx talk]

TED Talks are about spreading ideas. It says so right in their tagline: “Ideas worth spreading.” This is what resonated with me — and I think with the audience — the most from Robin Esrock’s TEDx talk in Vancouver (the largest in TEDx history, it’s worth mentioning) about travel. It wasn’t travel advice.

Mourning Mandela far from home

Mourning Mandela far from home

LIVING AWAY from the place you call home, where your family is, where your culture lives, can be most difficult when you miss significant events. Birthdays, weddings, births, and deaths are most difficult. Today, South Africans around the world are feeling the pang of being away from home on one of the most important days in South African — and indeed world — history.

There’s a reality to living off the land in Mexico

There’s a reality to living off the land in Mexico

One of the items on my “pro” list for moving to San Jose is, “We can come back.”Neruda said, “Those who return never left.” It is, as my husband used to say, insistently, each of the many times we said goodbye during our ulta-long-distance courtship, “hasta luego,” not “adios.” Never adios.Our son says to me, “Mamita, I love you so much, como el sol.

10 portraits of Ciudad Juarez, the recovering ground zero of Mexico’s drug war

10 portraits of Ciudad Juarez, the recovering ground zero of Mexico’s drug war

Humans could be defined by our ability to make inhumane conditions completely human. Violence, poverty, or the unjust flavor of the month weigh down on the collective, and our ability to carry on squeezes back up through the cracks.In my first of two trips to Juarez, that was what I saw in my photos: people getting on with it.

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

Music festivals are fake and that’s okay

In 1993, Pearl Jam put on a show in Indio, California, as an “up yours” gesture towards Ticketmaster, the corporation controlling most of the region’s music venues.Empire Polo Club had never hosted a concert before, and the town itself was at that time best known for its date palms and proximity to places people actually wanted to visit.