I travelled an entire year on $1000 to find out what hitchhikers and train hoppers really think

BY: MIKE QUAIN Like many millennials, I grew up believing I could do anything I wanted. I suppose all children grow up believing they could do anything they want, but I think millennials are special in the way that the…

Road Trip Journal: From Germany to Croatia, sleeping on a roof (photos)

BY: MARLEN MUELLER AND THOMAS ADLER  Based in Berlin, we are both freelance photographers and designers. In 2015 we founded Urban Tenting – the digital home of our camping and hiking travels. In September 2015 we took a road trip…

How a rusty, old Volkswagon bus led this adventure-seeking couple to ultimate happiness

BY: SARAH AND MATT PARK I wake up startled with my face smooshed against the curved side of the van wall. Matt is twitching in his sleep again. Our bed is only slightly wider than a twin-sized mattress, which means…

How I learned that being a full-time traveller isn’t always freedom and adventure

The moment I realized the dream was getting away from me, I was sitting in a Starbucks in Wrocław, Poland, a city with a name that sounds nothing like what you’d expect: vrat-swaf. We were on a long weekend trip…

32 states, 13,000 miles, in an epic time-lapse that will inject life into your soul-sucking weekday (Video)

BY: EDITORS Two years ago, Shane Black was being suffocated by his comfort-zone. Everything around him seemed so familiar that it all blended together, his days passing like a blur in a passenger’s window. When humans resign their lives to…

These photos prove the Canadian Rockies are infinitely more glorious than Yosemite

BY: ALEX BROWN Most of the time, if you’re looking for sexy nature photos on the internet, or a photographer wants to wow you with a landscape shot, or a “modern website” needs a shiny background photo for their homepage,…

How this couple travelled to 50 countries and five continents on $8 a day in their VW van

BY: ALEX BROWN Their story is familiar to anyone with itchy feet to travel, or those who are feeling the weight of the office grind bearing down on them and are looking for a way out. Hailing from Poland, Karol…

Is Thailand a traveller’s paradise? I saw the Mafia kick a backpacker’s face into concave mush

BY EMILY PLEASANCE  Eighteen years old and just finishing high school, Kim left her family home in Australia to travel the world. She hadn’t a clue what path to take in university, so she gave up academics as her source…

Capturing 50 reasons to hike Angels Landing

BY: DONNY   Earlier this year, my friends and I decided to road trip to southern Utah and Arizona. Zion National Park was one of the top places we HAD to visit. Zion is an adventurer’s paradise with tons of hiking,…

The Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone

There’s something about traveling alone that’s hard to explain. It’s a pretty unique way to see the world. Generally, as people in an interconnected society, we grow up relying on others for assistance and waiting for or compromising with them.…

Meet the future Olympian who lives out of his van on America’s most desired coastline for free

BY: DANIEL WATERBORNE Stephan Shay is a runner and Olympic hopeful. Shay has a comparatively invisible ecological footprint than the average American. He is frugal, so he enjoys more financial freedom that many. But to many people, upon seeing Shay…

Feel like every day is the same? These photos will give you a catalogue of escape-plans

BY: ALEX BROWN All Images © Andrew Waits Many people, like Scott Mooiy, are turning to a new vision of the American Dream, one that is not wealth-centered, but where experience takes precedence. This new dream is valuable in its…

How facing paralysis gave me the strength to face Kilimanjaro

BY: LOGAN LY ALL IMAGES BY: LOGAN LY I hear myself panting. I’m short of breath as I try to shift focus to my feet from the growling wind and the loud, panging pulse that bangs through my eardrums. The…

Here’s an essential hostel packing list for the well-prepared adventurer

BY: Taylor on A Trip For a princess like myself, a hostel stay can be either lovely or terrible depending on how much I am inconvenienced. For your peace of mind and your personal hygiene, make the below a necessary packing…

Photos reveal an underground society that has returned to the serenity of the uncharted woods

BY: CAROLINE ROLF All images by: Eric Valli Would you be willing to give up technology, labels and social media to minimize your impact on the earth? French photographer, Eric Valli has had great commercial success, but this set of…

Here are some of the great (and not so great) things you can expect when staying in a hostel

BY: Taylor on a Trip I’ve already dissected some of the stereotypes about hostels that are untrue. Now it’s time to flip the coin and see which ones are. 1. You will meet some incredible people What a better place…

Don’t let these five misconceptions about hostels ruin your travel experience

BY: Taylor on A Trip As we all know, finding accommodations when you don’t know anyone in your travel destination can be super expensive. That being said, it continues to blow my mind that so many people believe they can’t travel unless they…

How the open road bestowed me with happiness and stifled my misery

BY: IAN MASSE Dark days have been upon us all. It’s nearly impossible to escape the narrow passages of sorrow that inevitably set us off course into a sea of despair. While some cases may be mild, and others severely…

In 2017, the government is making admission to all of Canada’s national parks free

BY: JESSICA BEUKER 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday, and Parks Canada has an early birthday present for all Canadians. In an initiative brought forward by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Parks Canada is waiving all park entrance fees for a year.…

This Canadian couple ditched the 9-to-5 world and became permanent (and well-paid) nomads.

By: JACK M. Their story began seven years ago. Dariece Swift and Nick Wharton had just returned from a mid-winter holiday in sunny Mexico to the cold reality of February in the Canadian prairie province of Alberta. From sunshine and…