What Obama’s Cuban deal means

Photo: Christopher L. Yesterday, December 17, American President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced a major thaw in relations between the two countries. Full diplomatic relations have been restored for the first time since 1960, prisoners exchanged, and Obama used executive authority to significantly weaken the US trade embargo on Cuba. Here’s what [...]

Skype Translator will revolutionize language learning, but in what way?

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube I MISS TALKING with my Slovak friends. While their English is remarkably better than my Slovak, there is still a lot that gets lost in translation. I always felt the need to up my game in the language department if I truly wanted to connect with people [...]

Watch this incredible footage of the Northern Lights in real-time

SOARING from Ole C. Salomonsen on Vimeo. Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube THE FIRST TIME I ever saw the Aurora Borealis was while traveling through Norway with my friend, fellow photographer, and Matador Ambassador Chris Burkard. We were there to make a film for SmugMug on Chris’ incredible surf photography. Every night [...]

On being a 1st generation traveler

Parm Johal is the founder and editor of Desi Globetrotter, an international travel blog with a focus on independent travel through a South Asian lens. Based in Vancouver, Parm is a freelance travel writer with articles published in Conde Nast Traveller India, Huffington Post Canada, AsiaRooms.com, Mybindi.com, and MasalaMommas.com. Parm’s favourite travel moments include backpacking [...]

The 6 best barrios in Santiago

Photo: Rodrigo Tejeda With over 7 million people in the greater Santiago area (a third of Chile‘s population), all the different communas and barrios can be hard to decipher. Here’s a guide: 1. Providencia Providencia is a good place to start a Santiago visit. It’s safe for tourists who stick out like a sore thumb [...]