Filmmaker Devin Graham proves that failure is success in progress

BY: ROB HOFFMAN  Devin Graham stands at the forefront of a shifting media landscape that takes filmmaking out of the hands of big-budget producers and instead makes it available to a vastly broader population. This democratization of filmmaking excites and inspires…

Iceland: Home Of Vikings, Green Technology and People Who Are Actually Happy

BY: HANNAH WRIGHT Iceland is a vast landscape of fjords, glaciers, lava fields, and beauty as far as the eye can see. Picture a country where schools still insist on teaching their students the ancient sagas. It’s a place full…

From Devout Catholic To Wiccan Witch— Why I Traded In A Cross For A Pentagram

BY: VANESSA NIGRO The moon hangs high over Toronto’s Serena Gundy Park, a thriving forest tucked away in Leaside, one of Toronto’s wealthiest neighborhoods. As people begin to file in, the tall trees that separate the woods from the street…

If These Photos Don’t Make You Dream of Burning Man, Your Spirit Is Wrapped In Safety Foam.

BY: VICTOR HABCHY Imagine standing in the 107-degree heat of Black Rock City as moisture begins to drip off your body like a melting candle. You see the silhouette of a woman twirling a rainbow parasol under a veil of…

Uruguay’s José Mujica is The Robin Hood Of Presidents; He Might Also Be The Most Radical

BY: DEXTER BROWN Uruguayan President José Mujica may have made headlines for allowing his country to be the world’s first to legalize marijuana outright. However, there’s much more than just marijuana to the feisty 79-year-old, affectionately known as Pepe. Mujica leads quite…

This Guy Traded A Paper Clip For A Two Story House

BY: ROB HOFFMAN In 2005, Kyle MacDonald made two critical decisions: First, he was going to own house. Second, he wasn’t going to pay a single penny for it. Like any true millennial, the idea of working a job to…

This man slacklined between two mountain tops without a harness (Video)

BY: ROB HOFFMAN You don’t know the meaning of fear until you’ve seen a man free-walk on a one-inch tight rope strung between two mountaintops, thousands of metres above the ground in the open air. Sebastien Montaz-Rosset captures this freedom-defining…

BASE Jumper Explains The Importance Of Accepting Death To Appreciating Life

BY: ROB HOFFMAN No matter how hard we try to live vicariously through their first-person footage, a GoPro simply cannot capture the feeling of participating in a sport where your primary competition is death. To some it seems crazy to…

This modern nomad has worked everywhere from Manhattan to Madagascar

BY: LAURA ROJAS Marianne Cantwell, as you may know is the liberated world traveler behind Free Range Humans– a project dedicated to helping people escape their unsatisfying careers for a more unshackling lifestyle. The idea of free-ranging is exactly what…

Romance Tourism: Kenya is Now a Love Fantasy Land for Middle-Aged Women

European travellers deserted Kenya’s beaches long ago, but, in recent years, you may encounter a new, increasingly familiar sight: mature white women surrounded by muscular Kenyan men. During a work trip to Mombasa, Kenya, Danish photographer Sofie Amalie Klougart accidentally…

This Photographer Captures The First Surfers To Ride Sub-Zero Arctic Swells

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Chris Burkard’s photography is a call to action for the traveler who refuses to see the world from the inside of a five-star resort, or overtop the latest edition of “Lonely Planet”. His catalogue of surfing, adventure,…

I moved to a remote cabin in Alaska. It was the best decision I’ve ever made

BY: HANNAH WRIGHT  Some people shudder at the thought of living in the woods. For me, it was a gateway to another realm. In a society that bleeds technology, instant gratification, and convenience, many of us are left craving challenge…

The Life of a Street Magician – Performers of Dundas Square

BY: LILITH Matthew Stewart hasn’t been around as long as some of the other performers—he only started performing in Dundas Square in April. His act also isn’t as flashy or eye-catching at first, but the 20-year-old magician, who commutes in…

Communes Didn’t Die in the ’60s. They’re A Modern Substitute to Self-Centred City Life

BY: KATY WILLIS When people think of the British, they think of tradition, the “stiff upper lip,” and a nation that follows convention at all costs. That, of course, isn’t universally true. If you dig around, you can easily find…

This is what it’s like to be a Naked Sushi Model (Photos)

BY: SAMANTHA LUI Jessica Perry gets undressed and lies flat on a table. As she gets decorated with flowers, leaves, and bamboo sheets, she is preparing herself for a typical day on the job using her body as a living…

Why you should travel before you commit to school

BY ROB HOFFMAN The phrase “I just wanna get my degree under my belt, but I’m going to do a ton of traveling after university” gets passed around amongst university students more often than a joint at a Tommy Chong barbecue.…

Welcome To Cannabis County: The secret community of marijuana growers (Photos)

BY: H. LEE Drive a few hours north of San Francisco and you will find an untouched landscape. As the morning light breaches a thick layer of fog, the winding rivers and towering redwoods of the iconic American Coast slowly…

The Backyard Axe Throwing League (Video)

BY: PILGRIM “Here, kid. This is for you,” said Cookie, one of the league’s staff members. His voice drummed out across the warehouse like thunder as he approached me with axe in hand, his hair blowing back in the wind…

The Tiny House Movement gives a middle finger to consumerism

BY: CONNOR BRIAN The truth is I could not care less about keeping up with the Joneses, and, for the sake of your own happiness, neither should you. Your home represents what you value in life, and many are coming to…

Repurpose This: A beginner’s guide to recycling on steroids

BY: KATY WILLIS Recycling only goes so far. Actually, it can cause environmental harm in its own right as chemical-heavy matter is melted and processed during recycling to form new items. That’s not to say you shouldn’t recycle; recycling is…