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6 Quiet Southeast Asia Beach Towns Where You Can Escape From Tourism

Courtney Lambert | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

It starts with your screensaver at the office. If it's not a picture of your family, lover, cat or a bikini-clad female, it's most likely a picture of...

'The Lego Backpacker' Instagrams The World, One Country At A Time

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

For such a little guy, the world must be an enormous place. But "The Lego Backpacker” appears determined to see as much of it as possible. The minia...

8 Ways to Backpack Chiang Mai (on a Budget)

David Anthony | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few helpful tips to make your backpacking experience through Chiang Mai, Thailand stress-free.

If You Want to Trek in Sri Lanka Get Off the Trails and Get on the Train Tracks Instead

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Navigating up to the railway in Nuwara Eliya's tea country One, two, three; I mentally counted each wooden, rectangular plank I tread upon and shifte...

12 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To South East Asia

David Anthony | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

A few simple tips to help make your backpacking travels through South East Asia much more enjoyable.

The Only Guide to Backpacking Southeast Asia You'll Ever Need

Courtney Lambert | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Planning a backpacking trip for the first time is an emotionally overwhelming experience. You're nervous, you're excited and you want to arm yourself with ample research and a fool-proof itinerary.

The Most Useful Travel Tool Ever

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Courtney and H.J. Derr

In our last eight and a half months on the road, we've had the opportunity to put all the items in our bag to the test -- some proved useful and worthy investments, others not so much.

Work Abroad: 5 Awesome Hostels

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Extended periods of time on the travel trail can wear you and your wallet down. One option to offset travel costs, or to settle down in one spot for longer than a minute, is to work at a hostel. We've narrowed your job-search down to five of the best hostels to call home and work.

Guide to Hitchhiking in Burma

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Responsible tourism can mean a lot of things, but in Burma it means getting down and dirty with locals. Hitchhiking through the country isn't the easiest way to get around, but it's definitely a backpacker badge of honor.

Getting Tattoos Around The World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

A hell of a lot more permanent than a hostel hookup, travel tattoos are a great reminder of your life-changing adventures abroad. OTP's pinned down wh...

How To Haggle Like A Boss

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Weird things are for sale out there and making them yours for a good price takes some courage and finesse. Luckily, haggling is a part of every culture and only those afraid to bargain get gypped.

Overpacking: A Traveler's Lament

Suzan Crane | Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel
Suzan Crane

To be honest, I'm a bit of a "bourgeois hippie," which basically means that while I can sleep in tents, crash in squats and otherwise rough it, I maintain my inviolable right to pack personal style alongside my sleeping bag.

The IQ of America's Entrepreneurs

Alexia Parks | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

In the world of today's entrepreneurs, the term IQ doesn't refer to how intelligent one is. Instead, it refers to the Innovation Quotient of companies...

National Magazine Awards 2009: New Yorker, Esquire, Wired, Backpacker Win Big

WWD | Irin Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker, Esquire, Backpacker and Wired were the big winners at the American Society of Magazine Editors' National Magazine Awards on Thursday e...