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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.
Allison Tierney
5.22.18
travel

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.
Mica Lemiski
5.18.18
travel

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."
Sarah Berman
12.8.17
travel

I Pushed Japan's All-You-Can-Eat KFC Buffet to Its Absolute Limit

More like all-you-can-take-away.
David Allegretti
8.17.17
Features

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.
Vincent Pollard
1.19.17
travel

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.
Julian Morgans
1.11.17
travel

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.
Nilu
6.15.16
travel

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
6.2.16
travel

All the Types of People You'll Meet at a Hostel

Do yourself a favor and avoid anyone wearing a fedora.
Ewout Lowie
8.13.15
travel

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."
Erik Weijers
7.20.15
Stuff

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.
Fermín Azcárate
5.26.15
News

Does Thailand Secretly Think Its Dictator Is an Idiot?

Prayuth Chan-ocha, who recently seized power, is known for a series of gaffes that go beyond being harmless slips of the tongue and instead come off as borderline insane.
Brendon Hong
11.3.14
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