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OG is headed to California, baby!! That's right! We've teamed up with the Women in Travel Summit (WITS) - the premier conference for women travel bloggers, global explorers, and travel industry entrepreneurs! Organized by the good folks at Wanderful, WITS aims to create an empowering and...

We're excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It's really that easy!...

My worldview was shaped early on by those around me. I grew up in a suburb as an upper middle-class Jew with immigrant parents and my family, friends, and, to some extent, school largely impacted my views. Growing up I would often catch myself judging...

From the Serengeti to the cobblestone streets of Antigua, from the Spiti Valley to the active volcanos of Bali, it's been a wild ride around the world through photography! We've been so dazzled by this year's submissions that have captured vistas, faces, and moments in such breathtaking...

We're excited to announce that our Shout Out contest winner is Shelbie Huard! She's getting a cool $750 discount on her Fair Trade program in Guatemala! Our Community Outreach Coordinator, Eric, had the fun job of giving her a call to break the happy news. Her...

Each year our Refer-A-Buddy program rewards team members who educate their peers on backpacking with a purpose. Bring a friend, schoolmate, or complete stranger on an OG program and we'll kick you back with a $100 gift card to MEC or REI....

We're excited to announce that anyone who applies before our early bird deadline on February 26 will be automagically entered in a raffle to win a free trip with OG. All you gotta do is tell us where you wanna go. It's really that easy!...

There is a high degree of uncertainty you face while travelling - a bus arriving hours behind schedule, the first night in a new hostel, or the comically confusing directions you receive from a local. At first it’s a bit scary but as your days...