Oyotunji is an unlikely outpost of the Yoruba religion, a place where people can live lives devoted to worshipping their ancestors and honoring their culture.
St Petersburg's Homoto say they're more about helping people hook up than politics, but it's hard to ignore their country's anti-LGBT legislation and all the homophobic, ultra-nationalist motorbike clubs who want them dead.
Exploring the dying tradition of New York bars opening their doors at 8 AM.
This week, the already much-maligned town is going to be named the worst place in the UK for a man to live. I'm a man and I lived there; it's not as bad as it's cracked up to be.
Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
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."