Bookmark This Blog: Atlas Obscura

atlas-obscura-logo-1962d8e421654b22a3a838c867713e88Would you be a travel junkie if not for your budget? Check out Atlas Obscura to get your thrill-seeking fill from the comfort of your couch.

Via lush photographs and first-person accounts, the site explores exciting locales off the beaten path, like a temple in Nepal populated by hundreds of monkeys and an abandoned West Virginia amusement park built on a Native American burial ground.

One of our favorite posts? The write-up on Las Vegas’s Dig This, a giant sandbox where adults live out Tonka-truck fantasies and operate real buzzdozers… you know, for kicks!

Preparing for an adventure of your own? Read this list of 10 things every traveler should do.


  1. AF

    love this!

    March 28, 2014 at 10:08 am
  2. mits

    As stated in the blog post, the temple is Nepalese, not Tibetan. It is located in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. While there are many cultural ties between Nepal and Tibet, Swayumbhunath is a sacred place in Nepal, not Tibet. The blog is really interesting and informative, thanks for the link.

    March 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    • Rachel Stein

      Updated, thank you!

      March 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

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