Recognition from National Geographic Traveler Magazine

National Geographic Traveler, the world’s most widely read travel magazine, is looking to Matador to help us find new talent–writers, photographers, videographers and multimedia reporters. MatadorU has created a unique interactive program for those who wish to become travel writers that is very thorough. By learning the many and varied aspects involved in becoming a travel writer for both the online and print worlds, those new to travel writing will have a leg up.

- Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Matador is more than just a high-quality online travel site. It is a great community of travel enthusiasts who mix expert advice and local knowledge through blogs, forums and destination pages.

- Society of American Travel Writers

MatadorU has created a unique interactive program for those who wish to become travel writers that is very thorough. By learning the many and varied aspects involved in becoming a travel writer for both the online and print worlds, those new to travel writing will have a leg up.

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