Last Incan Bridge

Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras journeys to The Last Incan Bridge. This remnant from an ancient network of roads was once part of a 25,000-mile network that spanned the Incan Empire. Today, it is the…

The Peruvian Amazon

Armchair anthropologist Matthew McConaughey paddles down the Amazon River on the trail of a bizarre, reoccurring dream. What he finds there circles back decades later and transforms his entire life. More about this episode: Since…

Dyatlov Pass

They disappeared in February of 1959, a well-equipped group of seasoned hikers on one of the most remote mountains in the world. What transpired in the cold of the Siberian winter was classified by Soviet…

Ancient Footsteps in Oman

The straining of knots, the clattering of a ship’s bell and the flutter of footsteps bounding their way towards the boats—the sounds here started 3,000 years ago. Here in Oman, the sand and surf collide…

Defying Hurricane Dorian

Alannah’s dreams are pitted against Hurricane Dorian when the catastrophic storm traps her in the Bahamas, stopping her plans to meet Congressman John Lewis in their tracks. Along the way, we talk diving on lost…

Wedding at the North Pole

Mark journeys to the North Pole, where he encounters a bizarre spectacle in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Along the way, he talks about helping the Top Gear team on their own…

Cage Fighting in Peru

Rollie quits his job on Wall Street to pursue a life of cage fighting, hitch hiking and storytelling around the globe. Along the way, he bumps elbows with a South American fighting legend and scales…

Turkey, Tests and Travelogues

Catarina travels to Turkey during the global pandemic. En route, she gets a glimpse of what international travel looks like amidst a worldwide health crisis, discusses the responsibility that travelers have to global health, and…

The Border Wall

Doug takes us to the Sky Islands of Arizona, a unique natural habitat being ripped apart by Donald Trump’s border wall. There, 30-foot-tall pylons of steel—enough to build 10 Empire State Buildings—are being driven into…

Outpost Antarctica

J.J. finds himself stranded on an isolated research station in Antarctica. With an assignment from National Geographic and no camera crew, it’s up to him to carve out an award-worthy story from the ice and…

Hostel Nicaragua

Meredith packs her bags for an all-inclusive wedding retreat but ends up at a surf hostel on the Nicaraguan coast. This week, we talk about smoking out of a sea shell and learning to let…

The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda

Travel writer and photographer Matt Payne ventures into the volcanic mountains of Uganda in search of a second encounter with the country’s legendary mountain gorillas. For centuries, these mysterious creatures were thought to be a…