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You Down with Koh Phi Phi? Yeah You Know Me

Zack Simon | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Zack Simon

A few large Chang beers, and another night watching the fire show on the beach was all we needed in order to feel that we were enjoying our lives. Indeed, even amongst the muddled talk of graduate school and economic malaise, we were enjoying our lives.

The 7 Most Annoying Travelers In The World

Thrillist | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Credit: Flickr user John Fowler Ever checked into a resort and found the hot tub brimming with a family of six? Congratulations: you've just met ...

Seven Spots in Southeast Asia You Absolutely Have to See to Believe

Lina Eroh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

Budget travel in Southeast Asia is some of the most luxurious out there, which means just a little bit of money gets you very far on the road to awesome.

Why the F*ck Aren't You in Bratislava?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Slovakia is the country that used to be married to the Czech Republic before the end of the Cold War and is like the Kansas of Europe. Bratislava is situated on the far western end along the Danube river.

The Minimalist Traveler's Makeup Bag

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer for dark circles as well as the occasional blemish.

5 Movies You Must See Before Going to Australia

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Can koalas be kept as pets? Films poke fun at these false stereotypes of Australian living, and they also paint more realistic pictures of life on the world's largest island. We chewed through the best Australian flicks and picked five to watch before you hop down to the Sunburnt Country.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

How to Survive That Massive Overnight Layover

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

How can someone possibly kill eight... ten... twelve hours without succumbing to the physical and emotional pain involved in such an ordeal? The answer is preparation.

How to Get on Russia's Sh*t List

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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 ...

Crimea in Sunnier Times

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

It's never easy when a nation is divided by ethnic identity, something difficult to understand as an American. I can only empathize after a few weeks spent in Eastern Europe, having merely scratched the surface of identity conflicts in the region.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

27 Travel Tips to Help You Become a Master Traveler

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

Below are my 27 golden rules for travel. If you follow them, you'll be a master traveler, able to travel the world with swashbuckling zeal and expert ninja-like knowledge... all without breaking the bank so you can keep cutting a path forward through the world for longer

Alcohol Etiquette: A Guide to Getting Drunk Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Getting drunk is easy. Being a worldly, respectable drunk takes practice.

9 Places You Must Have Sex Around the World in 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Now that Obamacare is keeping an eye on your pulse, you're free to spike your heartbeat by any means you please. Start breathing hard; we've pinned down nine new places for you to plant your pervy seed in 2014.

OTP's Guide to Partying Your Ass Off in Prague

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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 skills are amongst the best on the planet and you can still party like a king on a peasant's budget.

Underrated: Krakow, Leave Your Inhibitions at Home

Andy Steves | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

As one of the few places still left in Europe that is untouched by English-speaking tourists, Starbucks chains and menus in 10 languages, I'd say Krakow is a destination worth checking out.

17 Unique Quotes From Young Travelers That Will Make You Want to Pack Up and Go

Stephanie Be | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them. But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichés. Here's a look at original mantra from the everyday person -- young travelers - on the phenomenon that re-defines life.

Celebrating Easter in the Eternal City

Andy Steves | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

When making plans to attend this momentous occasion, it's important to know what to expect in order to make the most of your experience!

Hey Man, Why Are You Surfing on a River?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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...

Top 5 Tips for Planning an Incredible Weekend Adventure

Andy Steves | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

You're in a new city and new culture -- the sky is the limit in terms of how much you can take away from your trip! When you open yourself up to new experiences, you never know what situations you might find yourself in!

OTP's Guide to Getting Laid in Italy

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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 for lovin'.

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

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?

8 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend Getaway

Budget Travel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!"

As the Sun Sets

Andy Steves | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

Hopping from country to country, wherever my work takes me, can be exhausting and exhilarating. Each city has its own personality and living, breathin...

OTP's Guide to Street Art: Poland

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.22.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

All around the drabbest parts of Poland, most visibly in Lodz, imaginative street art is changing the landscape and attracting artists from around the world to come paint up the scene (and likely down a few dozen pierogies in the process).