Although I left the LDS years ago, I went to the church's recent Hill Cumorah Pageant, a flashy spectacle designed to tell the origin story of Mormonism and convert new members.
But for how long? I went to the summer teen drinking hotspot to see what's new since the local council started cracking down.
I spent a day and night surrounded by alcoholic slushies, go-go dancers, and old people sitting in front of video slot machines.
VICE Japan visited a massive slum on the outskirts of Manila where an estimated 6,000 people currently live and work amid graves and human bones.
My childhood was less MDMA and sangria and more prim and proper right-wing children with stoner parents.
The "train of second chances" has become a beacon of hope for refugees trying to find a new life in Europe.
"I'm sure that everyone who is working away in an office, enviously looking at my Facebook albums, could live the exact same life. I don't understand why more people don't do what I do."
Tourists and urban explorers are going crazy over haunting tours of the radioactive site.
In 2002, Germany implemented some of the most liberal prostitution laws in Europe. But while the laws were aimed at improving the legal and social status of women, they have had the opposite effect.
The Gun Store in Las Vegas provides everything you need for your wedding: the venue, the paperwork, and a whole bunch of guns.
We went down to Catemaco, Mexico—the Disneyland of satanic tourists—to check out all the chicken killing, voodoo dolls, and spirit possessions the town had to offer.
Despite what some researchers call the "Jaws effect," sharks aren't actually as dangerous as people think. Shark diving lets people see it for themselves.
We had a walk down the strip and asked people why they got the tattoos they got.
The same gender ambiguity that makes trans Indians social pariahs also grants them a holy status among some Hindus.
The influx of tourists over winter has created a booming micro industry for migratory sex workers in Queenstown.
I came to see lights. Instead I only saw clouds and disappointed people on a windy beach. So I asked them why they'd come.
This weekend getaway featured a two-headed goose, a guy dressed up as a sexy goat, and some light chanting.
A boy in a panda hat doing NOS balloons, couples fingering each other in sleeping bags, and a strange tent-human hybrid.
"I've seen everything from gangland turf wars to drunken fools thinking they can take on seven-foot-tall bouncers."
The Republic of Texas Rally is an annual bacchanal of bikers, boobs, and Skynyrd secessionists. But one month after the Waco shootout, the rally is under siege.
First we go to Afghanistan to see how the country is faring as US troops withdraw from the longest war in American history. Then we take a close look at the deep religious and cultural tensions in France.
It's also a great day trip if you want to be reminded that you can be vaporized in a matter of seconds.
Chambres de Bonne, or "maid's rooms," are studios whose inhabitants make do with around 100 square feet.
I went to the places where builders, butchers, doctors, and other nocturnal laborers go after a hard night's work.