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Off Track Planet
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.


Entries by Off Track Planet

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.

2014-03-29-madeira1.jpg Photo by: Porto Bay Events

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.
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.
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!
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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!

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
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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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