Shout out from and to MatadorNetwork

Earlier this month, I received an unexpected and wonderful shout-0ut from MatadorNetwork.  Here’s an excerpt, see the full piece here.

“35 year old Matador member Ryan Van Lenning is based in Oakland, California, and with the activist history of that city, Van Lenning’s presence there seems apropos.”

If you don’t know the MatadorNetwork, you should.  It’s part travel magazine, part social network that includes over 10 ‘channels”–everything from travel tips (posts such as how to travel alone, how to travel to Cuba as an United States’ citizen, how to navigate Rio’s Carnival, how to couch surf, how to find a job abroad) to my personal favorite, MatadorChange, posting environmental and social change stories and tips from around the world.

The MatadorNetwork always hosts vibrant discussions and the colorful community of travelers (Matadorians) and grassroots organizations  make it not just a great resource, but a personable experience. Check it out, I guarantee you’ll find something valuable, fun, and thought-provoking.

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~ by Ryan Van Lenning on February 27, 2010.

One Response to “Shout out from and to MatadorNetwork”

  1. Hi Ryan, Congrats on the shout out from Matador! Like you, I’ve been involved in their community for a little while now–writing and reading. Just wanted to say hello because I’m also a fellow Peace Action-er (I interned in their national office this past summer). As a result, we have a lot of the same interests–peace and militarism, human rights, etc. that we remix in our writing. Very cool to find someone who is interested in these themes, and is involved in Matador Network. Definitely going to check out some of your older blog posts now…!
    Alyssa

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