There are moments in On the Road when the author seems cured of his own mental health issues, so I figured that a freewheeling, weed-smoking experience might have the same effect on me.
Riski is seven years old and spends nearly all his time in Pondok Kelapa Public Cemetery, where he's a sort of funeral director, gravedigger, and night watchman.
Thousands of flowers take up the pavement outside self-service shops in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day, but they're all fake.
Augusto Pinochet left more than 100,000 landmines behind, and it's taking forever to dig them up.
When I found out that girls named Britney would get VIP access to Britney Spears Day in Las Vegas, I knew I had to get there, no matter what it took. The only problem was that my name isn't Britney.
Thanks to hole-in-the-wall bookies known as "borlettes," thousands of poor Haitians are playing a local version of New York's state-run lottery.
"This kind of tourism—it's not good to see," said one UN worker. "These are human beings, not animals in a zoo."
When a friend showed me a forum thread detailing some of London's lost, dreadful clubs, I found myself through the looking glass of a time before student promoters and Uber discount codes.
We talked to Father Lars Messerschmidt about demonic possession and the fact that the Devil can speak all languages.
I hung out with some Objectivists in London and found out that they love LeBron James and billionaires and hate hate HATE Russell Brand.
Children are freezing in tents in the middle of Romania's capital due to a decade-old law and a massive public-housing crisis.
The Historic Ladle Feast has been taking place in the town of Comines since 1884.
A few years ago, a site like My420Mate.com might have seemed like poor cover for a DEA sting operation, but in a national atmosphere that's warming to weed, it filters out those who refuse to ride the wave.
If your name happens to be Elizabeth Gallagher and you have a Canadian passport, have we got the deal of a lifetime for you!
Long-distance marriages between Syrians living in Israel and those still in the motherland are common in the Golan Heights, but recently crossing the border has become extremely complicated.
The stones were "recycled" by the Communist Party after World War II to build houses, roads, and gardens in Brest, Belarus.
We were suburban teenagers there for a Halloween scare, but it suddenly seemed like we were about to become characters in a horror movie.
It's recommended to be in a safe, familiar place when you're tripping so that you won't lose self-control from overstimulation. That makes a haunted house easily the worst place to drop acid.
ALONE: An Existential Haunting is an elaborate (and expensive) Halloween event in downtown Los Angeles that focuses less on ghouls and zombies and more on making you feel like shit.
Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos who built a micronation complete with its own cultural institutions.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."
On December 7, 1959, sometime between midnight and dawn, Dr. Harold N. Perelson lost his mind. After beating his wife to death with a hammer he attacked his daughter—who survived—and then killed himself by drinking a glass of acid. No one lives in the hou…
I spent a night seeing what London nightlife looks like for tourists. As it turns out, it's full of tacky pubs and overpriced transportation.
Imbalu, the public circumcision of adult men, is an age-old ritual that government representatives and local boosters in southeast Uganda want to promote as a major tourist attraction. But the dubious ethicality of imposing the painful procedure on unwill…