The proliferation of flashy cars in one of the poorest countries in the world has led to a new local saying: "It is no longer 'How much did it cost?' but 'How many kilos did it cost?'" A study released in 2007 estimated that drug money added up to 30 perc…
Finally, the first ever comprehensive map of genuinely interesting things in Los Angeles. It's been carefully researched and had the boring parts sifted out. What's left is your guide to 100 years of this city's rich history.
Thomas McFadden, the subject of the upcoming movie Marching Powder, traveled all over the world smuggling cocaine and heroin before finding himself in a notoriously dangerous Bolivian prison, where he became a Lonely Planet–endorsed tour guide.
Austin stands as the tenth-most income segregated metro area in the entire country. For all of its desire to be removed from the rest of Texas, the progressive city is in familiar company. And the segregation was there from the beginning.
Last weekend, I attended the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo in Prescott Valley, Arizona—an event featuring more than 75 vendors selling everything to get you "prepared and ready for any natural, man-made, or economic disaster."
Tomas Alexandersson is a hobbyist who collects travel guides, postcards, and pamphlets from and about life during Soviet rule in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. He regularly posts any paraphernalia he gathers on his website, which has now turned into a vir…
The characterization "worst" might be a tough one, but it is nonetheless accurate. It doesn't refer to its natural beauty or have anything to do with whether the place has clean seawater. The B Voula Beach has been abandoned for years.
A farmer from China's Hunan province has spent the past ten years developing a suitcase that can travel faster than your average motorized scooter. Not only can the trunk carry two people; it also has a GPS navigation system and wheel hub motors.
The lucky men and women who are able to escape Thailand's Mae La refugee camp make use of a "simulator apartment" designed to teach them about amenities they'll find in America, Europe, and Australia.
There are things I'd rather do than worry about not being cosmopolitan enough, like making sure I can afford some kind of sustenance after handing my landlord Bermuda's national debt in rent every single month.
The stories old-timers tell about the Tunisia suburb run counter to the way the West views the Arab World. It was a place where three religions and five languages intermixed, Jews and Muslims partied together, and young ladies flaunted their beach bodies…
Five photographers traveled to Kainuu in Northeast Finland, the birthplace of the Kalevala, and explored the mythology through contemporary photography. I called up one of the guys, Aapo, to chat about the project.
In an attempt to psych out the conservative politician who thinks that climate change is a bunch of hooey, the crew will, one by one, approach him while he's giving his speech, paint a circle around one of their eyes, and stare at him.
Taking a solo trip to the degenerative paradise that is Las Vegas is one of the most heartbreakingly bleak things a person could do. Naturally, I had to do it. And sure enough, it led me to the brink of madness.