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3 Quotes That Inspire Us to Travel

You don't need to read great travel literature to get inspired. Here are three travel quotes that prove adventure is universal. It’s impossible to scroll through your Instagram feed without encountering, emb...

Six Tips for Surviving Hostel Life

“What does a hostel dorm room look like?” my mother asked me over lunch one day. Gesturing with my turkey sandwich, I described a poorly ventilated room with water spots blooming like Rorschach tests on the ...

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...