Showing posts from June, 2010

Send In Your Photos: Travel Gear From Dollar Stores

Feature print by Cosmic Kitty. Photo upon top of by Loozrboy.Looking for your photographs of dollar store items which could pass as practical transport gearI find dollar stores quite appealing with their fluorescent-lit aisles of cheap plastic trinkets as well as dubiously named products which continually underline upon Jay Lenos Headlines. Yet upon occasion, Ive found one or dual little plastic containers or pouches which have proven utilitarian during trips.So, I would adore to run a print essay here upon Goods which showcases usable, lightweight transport items we can get for $1 (wellless than $5) during your internal dollar store.How to Participate1) Visit your internal dollar store with your camera or cellphone in tow.2) Look for items we consider competence essentially work as transport gear as well as snap away.3) Email your photos to lola [AT] matadornetwork [DOT] com with captions.4) Please make sure your photos have been during slightest 960 pixels wide/high upon its longest…

The Oil Disaster Youve Probably Never Heard About

Feature Photo: Sosialistisk Ungdom / Photo above: Sosialistisk UngdomIts no tip which a oil mess in a Gulf of Mexico is a very bad situation. The oil continues to pour in to a sea during an shocking rate (current estimates are 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day),devastatingwildlife as well as a fragile ecosystem along a coast of Louisiana.We thought which was bad, though its not even a worst probable scenario.The Niger Delta has been traffic with a homogeneous of an Exxon Valdez brief every year for a past 50 years. More oil seeps out every week, as well as many wildlife is long gone. Recorded oil spills number during 6,800 with anywhere from 9-13 million barrels of oil spilled in to a delta over a final couple of decades.According to,The 700,000-square-kilometer Niger Delta is one of a many critical wetlands in a world as well as home to 31 million people 60 percent of whom, according to a U.N. Development Program, rely on a natural sourroundings for their livelihoods.The Nige…

5 Tips for Desert Camping

Delicate Arch during Sunset Alan VernonIve regularly been drawn to deserts. Theyre not during all similar to the bone-strewn wastelands of cowboy movies. Deserts have been full of interesting plants as good as animals, as good as their big, dramatic vistas regularly put me in sit awhile as good as consider mode.It is loyal which the dried can be the harsh sourroundings to stay in. Visitors from other climates might be put off during initial by the extreme temperatures as good as surprising fauna, as good as might need the little time to get used to the surroundings.For me, its all about falling in to dried rhythm: Ive learned which we have to leave during the back of the routines which we follow during home as good as begin meditative similar to the desert-dweller instead.1. Bring some-more H2O than we consider we needCooling Off Adam BakerIf we mind customarily one tip from this list, have it this one: dehydration is probably the biggest risk in the desert. Youll splash far some-more…

Uberboober Vs Formula Funbag: Choose Your Weapon

Photo by TorleyIt all began when Kathryn Blundell, deputy editor for Mother & Baby magazine wrote an essay in which she calls breastfeeding creepy.
Enter outrage as great as upset from breastfeeding supporters
who feel her essay is both an affront to those who breastfeed lets call em Uberboobers as great as troublesome to those who want to try. Then look at a alternative side of a field to those who found Kathryns essay to be helpful, a breath of fresh air for those who feel criticized for choosing regulation in bottles.The real issue, however, lies elsewhere. The current debate raging upon a internet about breastfeeding sets up sides, forms camps as great as afterwards draws a line in in in between a two. And really, who wants to select in in in between putting your teeny, tiny innocent babywhere usually a lover has been before or being a greedy person who puts her kid second to her funbags.I searched for a strange Mother & Baby article, but usually found news equipment usin…

Are We a Lost Generation?

A reduced video about the future of amiability artfully reminds us of the power of perspective.Its sometimes hard to remember which the upon the other side of disastrous consequences is regularly the positive possibility. We constantly have the event to select the single side or the other:Whenever there is enthusiasm, there is the creative empowerment which goes far over what the mere person is capable of. Eckhart Tolle, A New EarthThanks to Daniel Harbecke for indicating out this video. At this indicate in history, do you think we really have the power to shift whats going on? Share your thoughts below.Feature photo: Tiag Ribeiro

Roadtripping the Matador Nation

Photo: HalsHals streamer west as well as wants to encounter up with Matador members upon the way.FOR THE FIRST TIME in the prolonged time, Ive got no general travel to look brazen to. we mean, theres regularly the return trip to Korea, the army abroad in northern Europe might be Germany the bike debate down Central America But these have been all daydreams. My inbox is empty of engagement confirmations.But its cool. Travel isnt general by definition. Ive already roadtripped half the U.S. this year. And right away Im ready to hit off the other.On Jul 7 (or 8, depending whats happening in the World Cup), my wife as well as we have been throwing the tent in the car, buttoning up the residence here in Austin, as well as attack the road for San Francisco. We have the week to get there.Last time, we experimented with an interstate-less route. It was fun, so were doing it again. The devise looks something similar to this:Texas: San Angelo, Big Spring, Brownfield
New Mexico: Roswell, Corona,…

History, Caverns and Canals: 5 Great Nottingham Pubs

Pubgoers in Nottingham: rileyroxxIts Sherwood Forest as well as Robin Hood, a university town, has a most caves of any city in a country, as well as its in a heart of England. It contingency be Nottingham. And this ancestral city has a good preference of pubs as well as bars. Here have been five of a best:
Ye Olde Trip to JerusalemThe Trip Jerusalem, as its some-more ordinarily known, is renouned with locals as well as tourists alike. Back in a day, during a Crusades, a beer hall was a interlude indicate (the word tryppe meant break in a journey) for soldiers upon their way to Jerusalem. It is also, reportedly, a oldest motel in England, in operation since 1189.Patrons of a ghost walk outside Ye Olde Trip Jerusalem
with Nottingham castle in a upper left: Lee J HaywoodLore abounds here, as well as a most renouned legend is a a single of a accursed galleon. The model boat is drizzling with dust as well as cobwebs as well as is hundreds of years old. The last 3 people who attempted to pur…

Matador Represents at TBEX: 5 of 8 Keynote Readings

Photos by Lola Akinmade.As partial of TBEX 2010s village keynote address, dozens of blog posts were submitted by transport writers. Eight were comparison as well as review out loudWhen Joshywashingtons face initial popped up upon a huge screen at a back of Pam Mandel as well as Mike Barish, I turned to fellow Matador group partial of Nancy Harder in excitement. Look! its Josh!. Mike would go upon to review Joshs piece, All Aboard that had been published as partial of Travelers Notebooks Notes From The Road series.I would after squeal some more as Matador group members, Eileen Smith as well as Leigh Shulmans faces also appeared upon a screen. Both Eileens piece, an abridged chronicle of her Ecuadorian transport abhorrence story, as well as Leighs article, Homecoming Is As A Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle, were edge-of-seat engrossing.In addition to theirs, articles from Matador contributors Lauren Quinn as well as Conner Gorry were also review to an fervent crowd of peers soaking up eve…

Photo Essay: Studying Abroad in Buenos Aires

Matador presents detailed evidence for why Buenos Aires is such an attractive place to study abroad.This letter is published in partnership with CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad). If youre seeking to have your own experience, check out their endorsed programs. 1. A immature lady writes in her notebook as she sits next to the beach in Buenos Aires. Photo by Robert Kittilson.2. Malecn Coln, the upon the water play ground upon the beach. Photo by Robert Kittilson.3. Dancing during the weekly San Telmo Fair (Feria de San Pedro Telmo). Photo by Leigh Shulman.4. Inside Club Museo in Buenos Aires. Photo by YoTuT.5. Enjoying the intense BsAs sunset. Photo by Ju Fumero.6. Back theatre during Buenos Aires Fashion Week. Photo by moatman.7. The Floralis Generica sculpture, located in the United Nations park, opens up during the day and closes during night. Photo by Sebastin Dario.8. The Floralis Generica beginning to open after the object has risen. Photo by Matthew Hutchinson.9. Artwork upon th…

How To Tap Into Your Most Powerful Beliefs

Photo by TheAlieness GiselaGiardino23Morgan Day Cecil explains how as good as since to emanate the list of your many powerful beliefs.Our many powerful ideology belligerent us. The provide us the place we can lapse for inspiration, energy or hope. We have use of them as guiding ideology for life. But how does the single establish the Most Powerful Beliefs? Or MPBs, if we will.The benefits of carrying the Most Powerful Beliefs ListEvery suspicion is permissible, though not everything suspicion is beneficial, as good as the minds mostly cite short cuts in meditative when forming core beliefs. We all have ideology grown from unpleasant experiences. These ideology can turn suspicion patterns which competence or competence not be helpful. That is since its impossible, as bard Neil Anderson says, to consistently live inconsistently with what we unequivocally believe.The universe is full of opportunities to grow, though is additionally full of distractions pulling us divided from who we uneq…

You Dont Know Jack

Right-to-die activist Jack Kevorkian has the busy summer planned. Hes got the book coming out, the documentary which only aired, as well as his really own biopic starring Al Pacino.Even after nearly twenty years, the debate over Kevorkian as well as assisted self-murder rages on. Its obviously an intensely nuanced as well as argumentative theme which encompasses emotions, idea systems about life as well as genocide as well as what it all means, as well as universe views. I was the small immature when the Kevorkian media frenzy was taking place, so I wasnt really profitable tighten attention beyond seeing the occasional Dr. Death headline. Now which Im older, Im fascinated by the renewed seductiveness in Kevorkian as well as his story. I only saw the Kevorkian HBO film You Dont Know Jack starring Al Pacino. Its the flattering decent film as well as Pacino makes the surprisingly believable Kevorkian, who doesnt carry an ounce of the stupid hoo-aah overacting Pacino-ness we can sometimes…

Limiting Students Internet Access Abroad

Feature photo: mattw1s0n Photo: Daquella maneraKate Harding wonders if shes unwell her students due to their reliance upon internet.Inside a module house, nestled in a foothills of Nepals Himalayas, we have known to my American investigate abroad students which they have a afternoon off. They grab their laptops and, similar to a herd of goats from a Kathmandu streets, run to a internal tourist ghetto, where wireless Internet cafs abound. They write blogs, post photos, as well as watch videos. They get upon Facebook as well as read about all a gossip behind home.When they lapse from their lengthy excursion, they send droll stories about their campus dorms. They discuss it me they tagged me in a little annoying photos as well as describe a ultimate YouTube phenomena. We have been in stitches, tears streaming from a laughter, as well as we roughly feel similar to we am twenty again.But partial of me wonders if we am unwell them as a teacher.Perhaps we could have web-free days where we sq…

Help! Im Lost in a Danish Forest!

Photo By: Menage a Moi[Editor's note: To applaud Matador Network's merger of, we'll be republishing a little of a favorite Glimpse articles over a subsequent few weeks. This story, "Hello, My Name is Run Basketball" creatively appeared upon in April of 2004.]One night over dinner, my Danish horde father astounded me with a little wonderful news.Next weekend, there is an orienteering competition only north of Helsingr, he said.Wow, Peter. That sounds similar to fun, we said. we goal youll do well. Can we pass a salt?Of course it shall be fun, he answered, with a divergent smile. We have entered we as well.I immediately forgot about a salt. You entered me to race? My horde parents, Peter as well as Karen-Margrethe Nielsen, had mostly told me about their adventures with a Skrmen Vrlse Kommune orienteering team, as well as as we listened to their tales about almighty treks, soaked clothing, as well as upside-down maps, we regularly attempted …