Adventure Portals | Atlas Obscura

About Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is an online magazine and travel company led by American journalist David Plotz. It was founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The editorial articles comprise a mixture of feature and news articles on topics including history, science and food, in addition to travel and exploration, as well as hosting a collaborative, definitive guide to the world’s most obscure places.  (SOURCE: Wikipedia )

Click here to learn more about Atlas Obscura in their own words.

Why We Love It

  • Atlas Obscura is a treasure-chest full of fresh, hyper-local adventures every day.
  • The web site is well laid-out, with large print and easy-to-find stories.
  • One of the best things about this portal is that the adventures are submitted by it’s users, and curated to ensure accuracy and relevance.
  • There is no cost to participate and guests can save their favourite foods and destinations to plot out future adventures.
  • The experiences are some of my most unique and compelling you’ll find anywhere.
  • Perfect for finding last-minute micro-adventures in your area.


Your thoughts?

Have you ever used Atlas Obscura to find new adventures?  Have you contributed a unique food or destination from your own city or town?  From an adventure beyond?  What do you like best about it?  What was your favourite find?

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