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A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame’s New Zealand, part 1

A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame’s New Zealand, part 1

The first installment in a week-long series here at Matador.IN THE WEEKS before I flew to New Zealand, I was having a hard time explaining the reason for my trip, which had nothing to do with backpacking, surfing, hobbits, or sheep.I was going to trace the life of one of my literary heroes, Janet Frame, who is perhaps New Zealand’s greatest writer.

Scared shitless: A Peruvian evacuation

Scared shitless: A Peruvian evacuation

As the bartender hammered boards across the windows, I locked myself in the bathroom and cursed myself for such bad timing. My hiking group had run out of the bar and left me to my own demise, except for my friend Sandra, who is one of those unflappable travel partners who can handle just about anything.

Checklist for Writers: 10 Questions to Ask While Editing

Checklist for Writers: 10 Questions to Ask While Editing

Learn how to be a travel journalist — check out the curricula at MatadorU today.AFTER NINE MONTHS of working with students at MatadorU, along with another 3+ years of working with contributors at Matador in general, I’ve started to recognize some of the same patterns, the same things writers are doing–or avoiding doing–over and over.

33 colossal monuments and statues around the world

33 colossal monuments and statues around the world

We often find ourselves marveling at the largest geological features on Earth, from the peaks of Mount Everest and K2 to the depths of the Mariana Trench. But humankind has left its own forms of colossal structures.Built to commemorate memorable historical figures, deities, and events, utterly massive monuments and statues can be found all over the planet.

Mountain biking Peru: 3 rides in and around Cuzco

Mountain biking Peru: 3 rides in and around Cuzco

When I asked him about the trail below, my mountain bike guide and new riding partner in Cuzco, Juan Carlos, told me, “Hay perros ahí abajo, no les pongas atención y pegales duro si molestan!”(You’ll run into some dogs down there, but just try to ignore them and kick them hard if they follow you!) I told him to go first and I’d follow.

Here’s a t-shirt rolling trick that will save you space in your luggage

Here’s a t-shirt rolling trick that will save you space in your luggage

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