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Off Track Planet is a travel company catering to the independent and low budget traveler and is often recognized as the lifestyles brand for "the young, sexy and broke". Created in 2009 by a group of backpackers who met in a hostel in Brooklyn, NY, Off Track Planet also produces a print publication that can be found at Barnes & Noble stores across the US.

OTP is currently developing an innovative travel discovery and trip planning platform for web and mobile devices that will launch in early 2012.

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OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 11:53 AM

Political and beautiful, Egyptian street art isn't just about ancient stick figures anymore
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Photo by: Gigi Ibrahim

Millions protested for their rights. Presidents were overthrown, elections were rigged, faiths were challenged, people died and life was changed forever. The...

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How to Survive That Massive Overnight Layover

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 3:49 PM

The best way to spend your downtime without getting robbed or going insane.
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Photo by: Will Fisher

You step off the plane into a foreign terminal. Confusion sets in amidst a sea of unknown faces and languages. As the...

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WTF Is Hakarl?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:30 PM

When your mother's biscuits and gravy have nightmares, they are imagining Hakarl.

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Photo by: Spey2008

Iceland is a place of many wonders. The Northern Lights, insane rivers, unique inhabitants, and platefuls of the strangest food to ever hit your tastebuds....

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How to Get on Russia's Sh*t List

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 8:31 AM

If a stampede of angry drunk Russians is your idea of adventure, get on the Soviet sh*t list and unleash the beast.

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Photo by: Kyle Taylor

If there is one thing in your life that you never want...

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Alcohol Etiquette: A Guide to Getting Drunk Around the World

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Getting drunk is easy. Being a worldly, respectable drunk takes practice.
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Whether you're tipping a glass in Tokyo or bottoms-upping in Berlin, don't be that chugging booze guzzler with no regard for local customs. Save your embarrassment for the end of...

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OTP's Guide to Eating With Your Hands

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Give your spork a rest and dive in with your digits.
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Photo by: Margaretglin

Everyone around the world can agree that food is fucking great, but the way we eat it can be as different as a schoolgirl...

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5 Gluttonous Festivals Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 2:43 PM

You'll be happy to know that you're not the only one gobbling down all kinds of shit this time of year.
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Photo by: Hannah Farsi

Americans aren't in the minority when it comes to stuffing their faces full of...

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9 Places You Must Have Sex Around the World in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Give your boring, saltine-cracker sex life a kick in the bulge by adding a little danger, adventure, and a few Greek leper ghosts.

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Photo by: Zach Klein

Now that Obamacare is keeping an eye on your pulse, you're free to...

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5 Movies You Must See Before Going to Australia

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Get a quintuple dose of the tangled Australian tongue in these five films.

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The vast openness of the Australian outback leads to a lot of empty guesses about life Down Under. Where do Aussies park their kangaroos? Is boomerang-tossing still part of elementary...

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What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 7:39 AM

Pop and clink your way around Japan. Illegal gambling has never sounded or looked so bright!
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Photo by: aubergene

In a country that pulsates with neon signs and never-ending karaoke, leisure time activities need to pack a sensory punch...

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OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Prague

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Raise a glass of fairy juice to Prague's unique formula for getting your party on.

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Photo by: kami_pisecka

Prague's party scene is more beer and jazz, less ecstasy and techno. Although not as cheap as it once was, Prague's beer-brewing...

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WTF Is Tower Running?

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Taking the stairs to new heights around the world.


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Photo by: Sebastian Costanzo


Stairclimbers be damned! The enthusiasts of this sport don't fuck with that stationary bullshit. Instead, they take their fancy footwork up to...

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Waste Management Volunteer Programs Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 10:38 AM

Recycle freaks unite!
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Photo by: Patrick McConahay

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...

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OTP's Guide to Big, Thick, Juicy Cucumbers Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 10:05 AM

A travel article about cucumbers? Yeah, we did it. So?

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Who really gives a fuck about cucumbers? They're basically water wrapped in a green vegetable blanket. Surprisingly, many cultures around the world are all about this flavorless non-food and will go to great...

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10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2014 | 12:52 PM

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.
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Photo by: Blogcdn

Six Flags has some extreme roller coasters and...

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Hey Man, Why Are You Surfing on a River?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 1:55 AM

When land's got you locked and your surfboard is ready to go, there's no need to get your shorts in a knot because inner city rivers are the new waves in town.

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Photo by: romanboed

You may frown...

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OTP's Guide to Getting Laid in Italy

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 7:38 AM

It's impossible to wander the land of leather and government-funded orgies without thinking sexy thoughts.

Italy's a country of aphrodisiacs; Casanova himself got juiced on dark chocolate before bedding his conquests. Whatever you're inhaling -- be it truffles, Calabrian chilies, Chianti, oysters or salami -- chances are, it'll prime you...

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Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 7:22 AM

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.
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Photo by: Gregory Santulli

The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of...

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OTP's Guide to Street Art: Poland

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 5:36 AM

By Anna Starostinetskaya

While it may be better known for pierogies, Poland is also making a big drunk ruckus on the street art scene.

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Photo by: Monika Kostera


All around the drabbest parts of...

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OTP's 9 Favorite Travel Bloggers of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 12:50 PM

When we're not busy figuring out how to get you laid in foreign lands, we're reading these travel blogs for inspiration -- and think you should too.

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This year, we turned away from analyzing website traffic and rank-o-meters, choosing our travel...

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