World’s Best Festivals: Part Two

The world loves a party—a reason to feast on succulent delicacies and giggle over tasty intoxicants, to exchange with loved ones sentiments of merriment and well-wishing, to sense an ancestral connection by eng...

World’s Best Festivals

As the old saying goes: get chased by one bull and it’s a bad day, but get chased by many bulls and it’s a fiesta! Okay, so perhaps that’s not so much an old saying as it is something I made up. Anyway, the poi...

Studying Spanish Lake Atitlán

There are certain talents all backpackers inevitably acquire on the road. How to hike a volcano in your flip flops because you lost your running shoes, for example, or how to find the @ symbol on a keyboard set...

Creepiest Places in the World: Part 2

This is the second installment in Outpost’s two-part series on the world’s spookiest travel destinations. If you missed it, check out part one of Creepiest Places in the World. If you’re a backpacker who l...

Creepiest Places in the World

Whether you’re seeking out the creepiest places in the world, an adventure to share at the next meeting of The Midnight Society or (for those of you who didn’t grow up with Are You Afraid of the Dark?) genuinel...

6 Habits of Successful Solo Travellers

Anyone can be a solo traveller, regardless of age, nationality or experience. That said, there are certain habits, characteristics and attitudes that, when adopted, facilitate maximizing your trip. As with anyt...

7 Ways Indie Travel Improves Your Life

When you stagger home from a trip with an emaciated bank account, broken flip-flops, a possible intestinal parasite and nothing on your resume to show for it, it is likely that the stuffier members of your fami...

How to Travel with Your Parents

I clambered up the perilous incline on all fours, the crumbling rock stinging my fingertips like nettles. Below, the wind-whipped staircase bowed at a vertigo-inducing, banana-like angle. When at last I stagger...

On Making Long-Lasting Travel Friends

Regardless of the amount of time you’ve known one another, there are certain experiences which, when shared, form an irrevocable bond between two individuals—such as exchanging personal philosophies while wande...

A Stranger at Home: On Reverse Culture Shock

Imagine somebody sneaks into your house and—unbeknown to you—deviously shifts all of your possessions six inches to the right. You may not be able to pinpoint precisely what’s askew, yet something is undoubtedl...