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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 Partying Your Ass Off in Madeira

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:40 PM

A little Portuguese island with the alcohol tolerance of a thousand sailors.

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A Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira adds flavor to its Mediterranean seasonings by smothering itself in booze, soaking in...

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WTF Are Chicharrones?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 8:18 PM

Crunchy to the core, these crackly morsels prove that bacon isn't the only addictive snack you can strip off a pig.
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Photo by: stevendepolo

Chicharrones are pork rind pieces of carnivorous glory that started in Spain and...

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OTP's Guide to Swagger on the Road

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:27 PM

Make like the hippies, beatniks, rastas, and punks and pioneer your own street style.
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Photo by: Angelo GonzÁlez

That popped-collar polo and pre-distressed pair of khaki shorts make you look like you were stamped out from the same douche-shaped...

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5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 5:47 PM

Modern libraries that are far from those dingy book crypts from your research paper nightmares!
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Photo by: japanese_craft_construction

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of...

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OTP's Guide to Street Food: Brussels

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Can't afford the mussels in Brussels? We've got some lardier street options to keep you full and just as fancy.
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Photo by: CleftClips

Eating well in Brussels isn't known for being cheap but counting on Belgian beer...

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What the @$%* IS the Bullet Ant Ritual?

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 1:19 PM

If you thought downing a tablespoon of sriracha on a dare made you tough, the Bullet Ant Ritual will shrivel your balls in disgrace.

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Photo by: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom

In the Brazilian Amazon, the men of the Satere-Mawe tribe...

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OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in: Florence

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 10:31 AM

When you've had it up to here with ancient fine art, stumble around on the cobblestone to discover the party side of Florence.
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Photo by: gigi galiazzo

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but...

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10 Sexiest Australians of All Time

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 7:44 AM

Check out the heaps of hotties that hail from the land down under.

We'd love to take any of these Aussies out back for a quickie. Settle down with a tinnie of Foster's and drool over our list of Australia's sexiest spunks of all time, mate.

Miranda Kerr

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How to Get on Italy's Sh*t List

(8) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Talking smack about their mamas, putting shit on their pastas, and pretending you're Pesci will all get you the boot.

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Photo by: Instant Vantage

Italians suck down spaghetti, dance the Tarantella and belt out "mamma mia!" just as much...

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Guide to Adventure Sports in Veracruz, Mexico

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Upwind from the puke stench of Cancun spring break d-bags, Veracruz is full of foam-party free thrills.

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Photo by: Brian Biros

Safely distant from drug cartels and lawless border towns, and without an all-inclusive chump in Bermudas in sight, the rugged...

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5 Tasty Beer Museums You Must See

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Tell the Mona Lisa to chill while you attend to the frothy masterpieces hanging out at Brew-seums around the world.

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Photo by: jurvetson

American Poet John Ciardi once said, "Fermentation and civilization are inseparable," so why do we see...

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10 Craziest Superstitions From Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 4:11 PM

People believe the nuttiest shit for no apparent reason.
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Photo by: Victor Bezrukov

Perhaps an expression of our collective OCD, or our attempt at controlling things that are out of our control, crazy superstitions of all kinds have existed...

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6 Festivals for Throwing Shit Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Toss tunas, chuck oranges, and drench strangers with Rioja in the name of celebration!

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Photo by: flydime

As broke-ass backpackers, we know a lot about throwing shit. When the party gets a little too wild, you throw up. When the going...

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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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Tel Aviv: An Essential Europop Pitstop

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Party with Jesus in the promised land.

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Photo by: US Embassy Tel Aviv & Tango7000

"The city that never sleeps" has been coined for more than a few of the world's greatest urban playgrounds. Add Tel Aviv to...

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