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OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Paul Jury | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paul Jury

Yes, we're super lucky to be doing such a thing, and yes, we've had to save up a bit, but after a ton of research, I've learned that an Earth-lapping adventure-of-a-lifetime is not such an unattainable thing.

I Took A 675-Day Honeymoon Around The World (And You Can Too!)

Anne E. Collins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Anne E. Collins

This was our chance to explore, share new experiences, and celebrate our life together so we quit our jobs, rented out our house, and set out on HoneyTrek: Our 675-day honeymoon around the world.

OTP's Guide to Eating With Your Hands

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Your hands make pretty brilliant utensils and shoving them into the world's various little mounds, wraps and stews offers a full body experience of your food. Snooty salad forks be damned! The world is full of all kinds of ways to play with your food.

5 Gluttonous Festivals Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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

9 Places You Must Have Sex Around the World in 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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.

WTF Is Tower Running?

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Stairclimbers be damned! The enthusiasts of this sport don't f*ck with that stationary bullshit. Instead, they take their fancy footwork up to the tallest towers in the world.

Waste Management Volunteer Programs Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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 regular garbage pick-ups and recycling, don't exactly jog knee-jerk reactions.

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

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Surprisingly, many cultures around the world are all about this flavorless non-food and will go to great lengths to defend their native phallic vegetable.

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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. Photo by: ...

OTP's Favorite Travel Apps of 2013

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

New apps to color the road from point A to point B (and one to keep you alive should point C be passed-out drunk in a ditch.)

OTP's 9 Favorite Travel Bloggers of 2013

Off Track Planet | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

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

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations For 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.

10 Unique Places to Celebrate New Years in 2014

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

This year, New Year's Eve is on a Tuesday. Instead of figuring out how to trick your boss into thinking you're alive on Wednesday morning, pull the cork out and send 2013 off properly by getting as far away from the office as possible.

Have You Ever Wanted To Chuck It All and Start Over?

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Deciding a major shake-up of our lives was necessary to heal from the breakdown of our family, we turned to our longstanding passion for travel. So we chucked it all to travel around the world for a year. What would we do when we returned? We had no idea.

5 Mind-Blowing Natural Sinkholes Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.

Poveglia Island: Like Hell, But in Italy

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. So what's the deal with this island of spooky terror?

5 Bone Palaces In Europe That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

All those dusty skulls staring at you were the people who built the incredible places where we like to get drunk and stumble around as we travel through this amazing continent. That's a pretty cool connection, make no bones about it.

A Guide to Feasting on Brains, Balls, and Eyeballs Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Sure brains, balls, and eyes get dressed up in fancy sauces and come with snobby sides just like other foul-smelling, weird-textured chunks in the offal bunch. But these particular gross parts are unique in that they're all surrounded by a common superstition...

Work Abroad: 5 Awesome Hostels

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Extended periods of time on the travel trail can wear you and your wallet down. One option to offset travel costs, or to settle down in one spot for longer than a minute, is to work at a hostel. We've narrowed your job-search down to five of the best hostels to call home and work.

A Guide to Showering Abroad

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Cleanliness is next to godliness... which is right next door to the nude public bath that got you clean in the first place.

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.

How to Karaoke Like a Boss in Seoul

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

There's no better way to end a long night of getting wasted in Seoul than with a few rounds of ear-busting, brain-pounding karaoke. Koreans refer to karaoke as noraebang or "song room," which is exactly where you'll be going with your falsetto-fabulous Korean friends in Seoul.

The Hip Hop Scene in Senegal

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The youth of Senegal have been busting out beats since the '80s. Today, they're influencing the rest of the African continent. Hip hop here is more of a cultural movement covering the social and political life in Senegal (kind of the way New York originally intended it to be).

How to Rack Up Miles to Fly for Free

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Racking up miles may feel like clipping coupons, but knocking down the cost of airfare is one less barrier to discovering the world. You'll be glad you held up the check-out line with your thousands of pudding cups like a senior citizen when boarding that flight the fuck out of here.