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.

Your work is a reflection of you. There are far too many people you have to compete with. Give yourself the best possible chance.
Top three entrants in MatadorU's video contest exclusively featuring GoPro footage.
As a beginner writer it can take a while to find your own voice, so you emulate what you read, and many of us have been reading travel fluff for a long time.
How much thought have you put into your internet presence?
Challenge yourself with you titles, and don't take them for granted.
I see MatadorU as a complete travel journalism ecosystem.
Study all the media you consume. Look at it with a critical eye. Challenge it.
He makes unbelievable videos for some of the biggest brands in the world and has well over 2 million subscribers, so yeah, he knows what he's talking about.
Let it go. Understand everyone has their opinions and beliefs, and it's nothing personal against you.
I don't travel nearly as much as I used to, but climbing presents a lot of the same challenges that going somewhere completely foreign does.