Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Following the Matador Trail

Editing Matador Trips is a constant source of travel inspiration. Within the last week, I've had the pleasure of uploading a budget guide to Helsinki, a surf guide to Fiji, a photo essay of portraits from Vietnam, and a rundown of adventure towns in the U.S.

I'm under no illusions of being able to visit every place featured on the site. But sometimes opportunities come unexpected.

Like last week, when I was in Northern California for a wedding. The ceremony was in Mendocino, on the beautifully cool and green grounds of the Standford Inn by the Sea, and we stayed up the road in Ft. Bragg. Which happens to be home to the glass beach, featured in Jason Wire's immensely popular 7 Beautifully Bizarre Beaches. In fact, it was a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Behold:

Now if I'd only noticed that photo #7 in that essay, Bowling Ball Beach, was in Mendocino. Damn.