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10 Places You Must Have Sex Around the World in 2013

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Beds are made for sleeping. Bangkok's giant swing, New Zealand's Hobbit holes and Japan's monkey-infested hot springs are made for sexin'! Try your luck at getting laid at some of these places from all around the world.

Columbia for the Broke and Fancy

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Even the strongest backpacker renegades need to put down the pack, throw back a few cold ones, and stretch those weary legs now and then. Treat yourself to a hint of luxury, without shelling out the big bucks, at these five backpacker resorts in Colombia.

Episode 8 - Wellington With a Rock Star

This Is My City | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
This Is My City

Wellington is windy and it knows it. Wind sculptures of all kinds greet you as you make your way from the airport into the heart of this small, blustery city. The place is alive and constantly in flux. Suitably enough, our weekend in Wellington was action-packed.

5 Things You Must Do in Valencia, Spain

Off Track Planet | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Valencia may not be the first city you visit in Spain, but it will definitely leave a lasting impression. With mountains of paella to bust your gut and enough fire to burn your beard straight off, this city is well-versed in showing you a damn good time.

Life Is Good in Melbourne

This Is My City | Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Traveling from Tokyo to Melbourne, we also traveled from winter to summer and from all things foreign to all things more familiar. We were surrounded by people speaking English for the first time in over two months on the road and this felt strange to us.

Sleeping in a Nicaraguan Canyon

Rosa Lia June | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Rosa Lia June

I'd bought a plane ticket and it had taken me to this place. The rain fell and the river flowed. You put one foot in front of the other and they take you to different places, people and moments.

Episode 6 - Tokyo With Three Local Characters

This Is My City | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Tokyo is a megalopolis. If you get to a vantage point like the top of the Mori Tower, in Roppongi, the city stretches out as far as the eye can see in every direction. Only Mt. Fuji in the distance suggests that there is an end to the urban undulations.

This Is My City: Beijing With Lin Lin

This Is My City | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

We arrived in Beijing and were quickly enveloped by the haze of fog-smog that the city is known for. This wasn't all bad though. The fog-smog made everything look good through our lenses and it also created an atmospheric, almost eerie vibe.

7 Ways to Travel Spontaneously Like a Savvy Digital Native

Triposo | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel
Triposo

Mobile technology has changed our lives in a myriad of ways, including completely transforming the way we travel. Ttoday's smartphone-savvy mobile traveler is much more spontaneous than the guidebook-reliant travelers of yore, for example.

The Forest for the Trees

Ari Andersen | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Living in the information-saturated world that we live in, it is much more of a choice. The choice where to put my focus, my energy, my attention, when there are so many things to think about and do and get accomplished.

Episode 4 - Artists and Musicians in Beirut

This Is My City | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Beirut was known as the "Paris of the Middle East" before the civil war and you can still see why. Unfortunately, things have deteriorated again in Lebanon and its neighboring countries since we filmed there.

Why People are Flocking to Berlin

This Is My City | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Berlin is distinctly anti-capitalist and it puts humanity and culture before money. It's a city where people go to live for cheap while they make things -- art, music, cultural output in general. It's also a place where people go to dance the night away.

Belgrade with a Local and a Bodyguard

This Is My City | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

There is a point in every world trip where things start getting a little bit strange. Belgrade was that point for This Is My City.

Cruising for the Backpacker

Rosa Lia June | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Rosa Lia June

I'd been traveling in Central America and Mexico for five months, teaching English, working at hostel receptions, cutting the sleeves off my long sleeved tops rather than buying new ones, and generally trying not to spend any money ever.

Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

This Is My City | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the vibe is bright and airy. Yellow trams, espressos, ornate Azulejo tiles, sunshine, seafood and drinking on the streets at night. It's a hilly city and this makes for spectacular viewpoints everywher

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Backpacking With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Resorts aren't all bad, but you also don't have to travel that way. Kids are more like backpackers than most adults, because they are present, and without plans. So, while you may not be strapping your backpack on your back anymore, you can, and you should, strap your kids on your back.

The President Has Left the Building

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

Last fall I actually took a vacation -- my first real vacation in eight years, I'm embarrassed to admit. Everyone was doing their jobs and doing them very well, but without the president around, the absolutely critical, fully integrated progress toward a long-term, sustainable vision for the future doesn't necessarily happen.

Tracing the Steps of History Through Hollywood

Andy Steves | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Just as traveling opens your eyes to things unknown, movies help you visualize them that much better. Of course, be sure to look past the Hollywood filter, but enjoy tracing the steps of the filmmakers and protagonists alike. What are your favorite historic movies?

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: Spain

Party Earth | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Leaving home with only a backpack on your shoulders and a map, you have decided to dedicate your summer to the spirit of adventure. As you backpack yo...

10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed While Backpacking

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store....

4 Principles To Packing Smart

Minh Chau | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

When I started consulting I found having to pack my suitcase every week to be a chore. It was a boring process that required packing my shirts and tie...

Guide to Hitchhiking in Burma

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Responsible tourism can mean a lot of things, but in Burma it means getting down and dirty with locals. Hitchhiking through the country isn't the easiest way to get around, but it's definitely a backpacker badge of honor.

How Ireland Started Celebrating Irish Pride

Andy Steves | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Andy Steves

Historically, the first St. Paddy's Day parades started popping up about 250 years ago in NYC and Boston.