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How To Pack For An RTW Trip (And The 11 Things I'll Never Leave Behind Again)

Denise C. Rehrig | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Denise C. Rehrig

I am not a packing expert. I don't own zip-off convertible pants or Tevas or carry my own towel when I travel. I backpacked through Europe in coll...

Solar Impulse -- the Future Is No Longer What It Used to be

Marco Morosini | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Marco Morosini

Some icons outlive their origins. A new icon surges these days: the silhouette of Solar Impulse, the immense and majestic aircraft on its way for the first round-the-world solar tour in twelve legs.

5 Ways the World Cleans Its Dirty Conscience

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

When too much of a good thing starts to feel like a bad thing, it may be time to unclog the spiritual sewage pipe. Photo by: Edison Walker We've se...

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.

OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

OTP's Guide to Eating With Your Hands

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Your hands make pretty brilliant utensils and shoving them into the world's various little mounds, wraps and stews offers a full body experience of your food. Snooty salad forks be damned! The world is full of all kinds of ways to play with your food.

WTF Is Tower Running?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Stairclimbers be damned! The enthusiasts of this sport don't f*ck with that stationary bullshit. Instead, they take their fancy footwork up to the tallest towers in the world.

Waste Management Volunteer Programs Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While most developed countries teach environmental education (like not chucking your batteries in the trash) and enforce strict regulations, there are still places out there where basic environmental protection, like regular garbage pick-ups and recycling, don't exactly jog knee-jerk reactions.

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Swap funnel cakes and spinning tea cups for a tour of Escobar's pimped-out mansion and a visit to the depths of Hell, by way of Singapore. Photo by: ...

Long-Term Travel Without A Guidebook

Nico Pitney | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel
Nico Pitney

If all goes as planned, my wife and I will visit 26 countries in 200 days, and we won't carry a single guidebook. Here's how we prepared.

The Monster Trip of 2009

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

The nice thing about travel is that the more you wander, the more experienced you become. These days, it doesn't take me long to settle in anywhere.