15 US habits I lost in Barcelona

Photo: Toshikio Sakurai 1. Spending evenings with Netflix and snacks. On Sundays, my American friends and I would find ourselves hungry for entertainment, and yet too lazy to get up and do anything. The solution was always the same — order a pizza, put House of Cards on, and perhaps throw some cheap wine in […]

Did this man just save the world?

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube ELON MUSK WANTS TO SELL YOU A BATTERY. That, I realize, is not an awe-inspiring sentence. But it may actually have awe-inspiring implications. Musk is an innovator, and Tesla Energy, his new company, has developed an innovative home energy system that may allow homes and small businesses […]

Why you shouldn’t travel to Colorado

All photos by the author. 1. Fall color is only for the East Coast. 2. Sand dunes belong at the beach. 3. Come on, the sky can’t be that blue, can it? 4. Reflections are confusing to you. How will you know which way is up? 5. You like your ruins a little less ancient… […]

Protecting lions in Namibia

NAMIBIA. Home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, elephants, giraffes, 20 species of antelope, and arguably the most successful conservation efforts in Southern Africa. Andy Maser and I traveled to Namibia to make a series of short films for World Wildlife Fund to highlight the benefits of conservation travel. Conservation travel is more than what we […]

Antarctica: the most beautiful place

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube THERE IS NOT A PLACE MORE beautiful than Antarctica. There just isn’t. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s more or less untouched by humanity, maybe it’s the surreal icy landscapes, or maybe it’s the incredible wildlife: Antarctica is more stunning than any other place on earth. Don’t […]