Carlo Alcos's Posts

Carlo is a Managing Editor at Matador and Dean of Education at MatadorU. He began freelancing with Matador in 2008 and has been an editor since 2009. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, CNN Travel, Asian Traveler, and Huffington Post TV, as well as on a novel where he landed a cover photo. In his other life he performs with an acoustic group (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and loves yoga, rock climbing, hiking, and nature. He currently lives in Nelson, BC.

Natasha Amar is a current student enrolled in the Fundamentals of Travel Writing and the Advanced Travel Writing courses. Apart from writing on her own blog, she works on blogging…
Nothing prepares you for this career better than jumping in and working with those who have been in your shoes as well as those who are walking right beside you.
Ben's advice about travel: Don’t have excuses not to. There really shouldn’t be anything holding you back from traveling or starting to make money in travel media.
I’ll always remember the first time I was published (and was paid for it). It was for Matador and it was 2008. I had just moved to Melbourne, Australia after having traveled for eight months…
Do what you love, well and with good vibes, and it will work out.
I've really enjoyed getting to know a community of like-minded people...many of us are now working together on projects.
MatadorU put me on the career path that I am on today. Without the MatadorU course, I would not have made the contacts or gained the experiences I use every day at work.
It's far too easy to be overly self-critical and hard on yourself, especially when you're learning new skills
The quickest way to connection I've found is honesty.
Mike Dewey joined MatadorU in May of 2014 when he enrolled in the Filmmaking program. He’d already been making films, most notably his and his friends’ Project Space in which they sent…