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Matt Bell

Matt Bell

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Matt Bell is a travel and grooming writer. He's endured Thai face slapping massages, swam in a cage with crocodiles and hitchhiked Hawaii all in the name of a good story. Follow him @mrmattbell.

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6 Reasons to Escape this Winter and Visit The Exumas

If you're looking for a tropical escape without the usual tourist crowd, you need to head to the The Exumas islands in The Bahamas.
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Cusco, Peru – The Ancient Capitol of the Inca Empire

Our travel guide for Cusco, Peru, the ancient capital of the Inca empire and home to cobble stone streets and ancient Incan architecture.
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Philly, More Than a Cheesesteak

Our travel guide to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Manual Awards: The Best of San Francisco, California

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5 Essential Winter Trail Running Tips

Jeff Pelletier Shares 5 Essential Winter Trail Running Tips
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80s Ski Rental For a Good Cause
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Worship The Ground Today

What You Need to Know About Belstaff Worship The Ground
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Your Dog’s New Wardrobe

Here's How to Match Your Dog!
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This Bag Is a Supermodel

This bag is Olympic hot
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An Ode to Outdoorsy Dog Gear

The best outdoorsy dog gear for your four-legged adventure bud.
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The Most Luxurious Flannel Sheets

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Fear Not: 5 Men’s Yoga Brands You’d Actually Wear

Men's yoga clothing doesn't have to be as scary as it sounds
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Throne Watches Are Ridiculously Beautiful

Throne Watches Are Ridiculously Beautiful
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Weiss Watches First Ever Limited Edition Timepieces

Weiss Watches Gives Us Limited Edition Timepieces
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G-RO: The Carry-On Bag of the Future

G-RO has some of the coolest features of any carry-on bag we've seen.
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Traveling Without ID? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Traveling without ID is annoying, but not impossible. Here's what to do.
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6 Things To Know About the (New!) Society Hotel Portland

5 Things to Know About The Society Hotel Portland
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Filson’s Scout Watch Collection

Filson's Scout Watch Collection
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Off the Beaten Path: Volcano Surfing in Nicaragua

Volcano Surfing Leon, Nicaragua and more off the beaten path gems
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Smell Like Fall: Farmer’s Cologne

Smell like fall without rolling around in a pile of leaves with Farmer's Cologne from Portland General Store
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Sunglass Tint Matters More Than Style

Summer's gone, but you've still got to shade your eyes
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Train Like a Warrior In These Six Places

Have what it takes to beat Genghis Khan? A Maasai Warrior? Train like a warrior and you just might.
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The Manual’s 2014 Guide to Fall Foliage Drives

Fall foliage drives that do more
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See This, Do That: September

Summer's not over just yet. Here's what to do in September to keep the sun shining
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The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Mosquito Bites

Say, "Bite me," to mosquitos in the best way possible.
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Four August Getaways (Without the Crowds)

Looking for some August getaways? These won't break the bank or unnerve you with crowds
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How to See Turkey’s Adventure Land in 48 Hours

How to make the most out of 48 hours in Cappadocia
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Topanga Canyon in a Bottle

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Five Hotels That Go Local

Five Hotels that really give you a local experience
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The Manual’s Guide to Fitting Sunglasses

The Manual's Guide to Fitting Sunglasses
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Reserve a Room, Plant a Tree

Provenance Hotels does some Earth Day Good
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Masters of All-Natural Men’s Grooming: Bulldog

Bulldog Skincare: Affordable, Awesome and Award Winning
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Masters of the Beard: Brooklyn Grooming

Meet masters of beard grooming: Brooklyn Groomers
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Get Better Sleep With Sleep Shield

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Learn Primitive Survival Skills (Sort of) at Canyon Ranch, Tucson

Learn how to survive in the wild (sort of) at Canyon Ranch in Tucson.
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Off the Beaten Path: 5 WWII Sites You Won’t Find on the History Channel

Vodka, Champagne, Scuba Diving and more stimulating ways to remember World War II than watching any movie
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Beard Trimming Tips

Beard Trimming Tips for the every day guy
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9 American Towns, 9 Romantic Getaways

9 easy romantic getaways from all corners of the USA
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A Beard Balm For Colds

How a tea tree beard balm can turn your beard into a cold-fighting machine
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Keep Calm and Carry-On (No, Really!)

How to have stress free carry on bags
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Bay Rum Oil, Since 1500

The old time-y scent that refuses to go away
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Five Bizarre Men’s Grooming Procedures

You won't believe what some dudes are doing out there...
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The Portland Leather Renaissance

Portland's latest export comes by way of cowhide
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Feel Good Friday: Mister Beardwash

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How to Look Sharp When Hungover

The Best Hangover Helpers to make it look like you're sober as a saint.
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How to Take Photos like National Geographic Magazine

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Inside Harry’s Shave First Barbershop

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Ultimate Road Trips: Patagonia

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The Soft Goat Stops Stubble Scrape

Stubble. It scrapes. Soft Goat stops all that.
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Kill Your Sweat: A New Possible Way