Why This Mom Retraced Her Missing Son’s Steps Through Peru
Jesse Galganov was last seen on an epic backpacking trip through the mountains in October 2017. More than a million dollars has been spent searching for him since.
People Told Us Their Weirdest Road Trip Stories
"I hope you don’t mind if I take a little detour" is the last thing you want to hear when you're hitchhiking.
We Asked People for Their Wildest Hitchhiking Stories
"Apparently I blacked out with my knife in my hand, and my friends kept hitting me. We all had the same fear of death."
I Pushed Japan's All-You-Can-Eat KFC Buffet to Its Absolute Limit
More like all-you-can-take-away.
Nicaragua's Largest EDM Festival Was a Volcano-Shadowed Celebration of Central America's Best Music
We travelled by ferry, motorbike, and foot to find out what makes the two-day Magma Fest so unique.
How You Know You're Too Old to Be a Backpacker
Traveling at 19 is wild and innocent. But one day you turn around, and you're no longer 19. You're just traveling with people who are.
How to Travel Without Being a Jerk
Your body is a thing of beauty that will not be improved by a picture or a dreamcatcher or your name misspelled in Cantonese.
Photos from the Real Life Version of 'The Beach'
Photographer Rebecca Rütten discovered a hidden backpacker's paradise—only this one has less heavily armed pot farmers and more pigs on the beach.
Rebecca Rütten, Words: Lukas Kammer
How to Stay Drunk on a Dangerous Camping Trip
The downside to camping is that there is no wine. Or weed. Or anything fun that you would probably want after hiking nine miles a day. So what’s an inebriate to do in the wilderness? Be prepared, of course.
Marissa A. Ross
All the Types of People You'll Meet at a Hostel
Do yourself a favor and avoid anyone wearing a fedora.
This Woman Has Been on Vacation for Three Years
"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."
Sex, Piss, and Violence: My Life as a Youth Hostel Receptionist
Working nightshifts in a Barcelona hostel is a parallel universe of drugs, booze, and horny teenage tourists with second-degree sunburns.