Matt Gross

Matt Gross

I'm a journalist.

Most recently, I was the editorial director at A little while ago, I was the editor of, and before that Once upon a time I was the Frugal Traveler for the NYT.

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The Guardian

How Stanley Tucci's Big Night helped kick off an American dining ...

How Stanley Tucci's Big Night helped kick off an Am...

The Village Voice

Kalustyan's Market Is a Round-the-World Ticket for Your Face

Kalustyan's Market Is a Round-the-World Ticket for ...

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Burma Blossoms

A once-impenetrable country reveals itself to Matt Gross one meal at a time. In Burma, the day begins, more often than not, with mohinga. It’s a fish noodle soup, and hardly flashy. The bowl of thin white rice noodles in yellowish broth, topped with crisp fritters and sometimes an egg, is...

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Runner’s High

Far above the plains where lions roam, there’s another Kenya, where life moves slowly and the people run fast. Writer Matt Gross tries to keep up. On a clear Thursday morning in November, in the hills of Iten, Kenya, approximately 50 men and women gathered for a weekly workout called...

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What It’s Really, Truly Like to Be a Travel Writer

“Travel writer” is, without question, the best job in the world: Who wouldn’t want to have wild adventures around the globe, then write up the results in publications read by millions of fervent dreamers who hoard their PTO in hopes of one day emulating your glories for a few days...

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Spin the Globe: Matt Gross in Tunis

AFAR chose a destination at random—by literally spinning a globe—and sent Matt Gross on a spontaneous journey to Tunisia. “You must marry an Arab woman,” said the taxi driver as he took me across Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Then he moved his eyes from the road to the rearview...

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The New York Times

Three Things I've Learned About Frugal Travel (and the Things I Didn't Do)

After four years, Matt Gross is handing in his Frugal Traveler badge, but he forever remains an eager, untiring traveler — and, depending on your point of view, a frugal one....

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The New York Times

Matt Gross Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 26, 2007 ... Frugal Traveler | American Road Trip. Matt Gross Answers Frequently Asked Questions. Matt Gross for The New York Times ......

The New York Times

Lost in Jerusalem

In streets filled with the faithful and in bars filled with the almost familiar, a nonbeliever finds his place in one of the world’s holiest places....

The New York Times

Lost in Paris

In a city so well known and loved, where does discovery lie? In the thrill of the new, yes, but also in the surprise of memories waiting at every corner....

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The New York Times

Sailing With Few Frills or Inhibitions

Feb 25, 2007 ... After an excursion, easyCruiseOne passengers relax in the hot tub before heading back out for dinner. By MATT GROSS. Published: February ...... article
The New York Times

Frugal Traveler: American Road Trip - Travel

May 23, 2007 ... Finally, Exit From New York. Matt Gross for The New York Times. The Frugal Traveler's 1989 Volvo station wagon, on a country road outside ......

The New York Times

Lost in Las Vegas

Armed with wary disdain and little else, a visitor to Sin City makes it his own....

The New York Times

Lost in Ireland

Without a map to guide him, a traveler’s search for the green, garrulous country so familiar to the imagination led, in the end, to something else....

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The French Connection

If eating huge plates of pork, deciphering Montreal’s slang, and snowshoeing through the woods of Québec can’t bring two brothers together, what can? It is the middle of February in Montreal, and it is 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweat is bursting from every pore on my body—my chin, my knuckles, my ......