The Mayan Ruins of El Mirador

Archaeologist and adventurer Josh Gates is a child of the 1980’s. Obsessed with cult heroes like Indiana Jones and the Goonies, he built a life of adventure founded on an enigmatic father an archaeology degree…

Cairo’s “Garbage City”

There’s a Cairo beyond the Giza Plateau. On the opposite bank of the Nile River, a sprawling city of millions bustles and booms every day, without much thought to the wonders on their backdoor. Cairo,…

Saving Rhinos in South Africa

Every day, at least two rhinos are killed by poachers, their bodies left maimed and broken, their horns sawed off and sent to markets. This year, Margarita Samsonova volunteered at the Care for Wild rhino…

Drag Racing in Tennessee

Andrew MacDonald has had more than a dozen surgeries. His body, riddled by Rickets, has never allowed him the mobility that other people enjoy on a daily basis. But after a road trip across the…

Ancient Temples in Iraq

Green hills, Justin Bieber and the 4,000-year-old temple complex of Lalish await travelers in Kurdistan. Here, the Yazidi people practice their own religion in one of the planet’s oldest continuously inhabited regions. Writer Rebecca Holland…

The Great British Road Trip

Andrew MacDonald is a U.K. native who was born with a rare medical condition that weakens his bones, making it nearly impossible to walk for more than a short distance. For most of his life,…

From the Law Firm to the Newsroom

What was the plan for your life? Were you supposed to live it? Are you currently living it now? Geoff’s plan was simple yet ambitious—go to an Ivy League school, get a law degree and…

Skiing on a Budget in Argentina

Ski and travel writer Brigid Mander finds herself with a wicked hangover in the remote reaches of Argentina. But when her journey to find a cure takes an unexpected turn, she is detained inside a…

Fishing Around the World

James spent his childhood sticking his hand in the waters of a Texas pond hoping a catfish would bite it and latch on. Now, he’s the editor of a fishing magazine read by millions of…

Moloka’i—The Island of Lost Souls

Kian arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai with a bag of clothes, a tarp and five dollars to his name. Days earlier, he’d left his home in Memphis on a Greyhound bus with no…

Inside an Instagram Star

What is it like to be an influencer? We talk to digital content creator Jessica Doll (@hejdoll), who’s traveled the world in front of and behind a lens to find out what goes in behind-the-scenes…

Crossing Cuba Like a Local

American travel to Cuba has undergone a renaissance in the past decade. Thanks to recent rules that made traveling to Cuba easier than it’s been since the 1960, Cubans and Americans were benefitting from an…