How to quit your job and live on the beach for $650 a month

BY: TED BARNABY In a tough economy, retirement has become a major issue among the aging population, many facing the question of whether they’ll even be able to settle down at all. However, a long forgotten solution to the North…

This man fearlessly climbs 2,900 ft. cliff without ropes. (Video)

Alex Honnold is a 29 year old free-climber from Sacramento, California, who has ascended some of the world’s tallest and most difficult rock walls completely rope- and harness-free. He seems to harbour a natural talent—climbing walls with a calm precision…

Micro condos are the urban answer to the tiny house movement

BY: SINEAD MULHERN The micro condo seems to be Toronto’s answer to the tiny home movement that’s taking hold of rural-living spendthrifts. Construction of these mini units is accelerating. A full five percent of new condos coming into the market…

These illegal stairs are probably the closest you’ll get to heaven (Video)

BY: LAURA ROJAS The stairs span a height of over 2,500 feet, nearly vertical at times and peaking above the clouds at others. However, for the past 26 years, the Haiku Stairs have been closed to the public and are…

This man quit his job, restored a boat and sailed around the world (VIDEO)

Filmmaker Kevin A. Fraser captures the incredible life of David Welsford—a young man from Nova Scotia who gave up his possessions and the conventional ways of life to sail around the world in pursuit of happiness, adventure and simple beauty.…

These epic smoking spots will make you want to get high right now

As you melt between the couch cushions yet another night, all red-eyed and smothered in Cheetos crumbs, let these photos be a lesson for you: there are better places to smoke weed than your mother’s basement. Whether lighting up at…

An interview with the documentary filmmaker who ran through 26 national parks in 47 days

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Volcanic copper spreads across the landscape catching lightning from the storm overhead. Electric bolts get closer and closer. On another day, feet freeze mid-run as baby black bears tumble across the trail. Guillaume Arthus uses the word…

Happy holidays from the Satanists!

BY: MICHAEL LYONS It’s that magical time of year, when we gather around a roaring fireplace to hear that story we all know and love: On a night many years ago, a star was shining in the sky. Inspired by…

Why staying with locals will always be better than staying at an all-inclusive resort

BY: SINEAD MULHERN The bartender pops the cap off a Heineken and sets it down in front of me. The green bottles behind him sit like a row of bowling pins each with a different city printed on its label.…

Skyrunning is the brave and burly cousin of trail running

BY: GLEB VELIKANOV Try to imagine yourself running above the clouds, unobstructed by trees or landscape, the wind cooling your skin while the thin air makes your lungs burn, adding a challenging, adrenaline-spiked twist to trail running. Such a sport…

Welcome to this Japanese scarecrow town where dolls outnumber living people three to one

BY: SINEAD MULHERN A classroom is clean but bleak. Students slump in chairs. A mum teacher delivers no lesson. It’s not a lively scene, their insides are straw. Head to a bus stop, fruit stall or lonely corner in the…

Modern Berlin: from the Stasi, Hitler and segregation to MDMA, street art and a culture of freedom

BY: AOIFE RYAN For many, Berlin may provoke images of division and fallen empires, but laced within the nation’s capital are far more rewarding experiences for both the modern traveller and native city dwellers alike. Having been there myself nearly…

The life of a bucket drummer— the performers of Dundas Square

BY: NICOLE SCHMIDT Drumsticks in hand, 57-year-old Mike Gauvreau composes a series of staccato rhythms using nothing but an old bucket. A cowbell that produces a metallic clang when struck has been fastened to the handle with a zip tie.…

This pro mountain biker threw a backflip over a 72-foot canyon. An interview with Kelly McGarry

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Kelly McGarry— a wild Kiwi with a passion for pushing limits and backyard barbeques —is one of mountain biking’s most recognizable figures. With unparalleled intensity and a charismatic riding style, his first person Go Pro videos will have…

Turned on by serial killers, rapists and burglars? Meet-an-inmate.com will help you find love behind bars

BY: PILGRIM From the “sexual menu” of Tinder to the moral disposal of Ashley Madison, the online dating world has brought our generation some unique opportunities. Now is your chance to find that “bad boy/girl” type you’ve always been looking…

74% of men say they’d have an affair if they wouldn’t be caught: this mistress tells all

BY: CHRISTINE CELIS Ashley Madison, an online dating site with the slogan “life is short, have an affair”, is a safe haven for the adulterous and like-minded. The site has attracted 22 million users, is available in over 16 languages…

In Nicaragua, Volcano Boarding Is A Real Thing

BY: PILGRIM Cerro Negro (Black Hill) is home to Nicaragua’s most intense boarding sport: Volcano Boarding. Imagine, smoke rising up from the crumbling rocks beneath your make-shift wooden board as you plummet 30 – 60 mph down the face of…

These Short Camping Trips Are A Way To Pursue Adventure Without Sacrificing Vacation Time

BY: DEXTER BROWN It’s not uncommon to find Grant Petersen asleep in the wilderness one night and then hard at work in one of the two stores he owns the next day. With a mere bike and whatever he could…

The True Hippie Died When Narco-Capitalism Hit Goa

BY: TJ MOREY Present day Goa—dancing away into the haze of a drug-induced delirium, you will find a stereotypical hippie clamouring to keep sense of reality, or to whatever he can perceive of it. Mind you, this doesn’t come for…

These Photos Of Exotic Pets And Their Owners Might Make You Reconsider That Golden Retriever

BY: KAILEE MANDEL Matt & Maura-Eurasian Eagle Owl  Eurasian Eagle Owls are arguably the largest species of owls, with an average wingspan of 6.5ft. These owls usually build their nests on the edge of cliffs and prey on mammals the…