Atlas Obscura Membership

Support Our Mission

Atlas Obscura’s mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that we have a place to keep that sense of wonder alive. Our new membership program aims to unite our community so that Atlas Obscura can continue to thrive.

By becoming a founding member, you’re joining a community of like-minded explorers who believe deeply in Atlas Obscura’s mission. Your direct support allows our small team to report more extraordinary stories, host incredible experiences, and continue building our database of the world’s most wondrous places. Oh, and you’ll get some pretty great perks, too.

Become a Member

Support Atlas Obscura with a contribution of at least $5 per month or $50 per year. This is a difficult time–anything you can contribute helps.

Annual Contribution

Monthly Contribution

If you have any questions, please email us at

Want to contribute without becoming a member? Make a one-time donation with your credit or debit card or with PayPal.

Membership Perks

  • Future members-only experiences and events, including video chats with our co-founders, staff and trip leaders

  • A $100 credit toward your next Atlas Obscura Trip*

  • Early access to new travel planning tools

  • Recognition on your profile page and our utmost gratitude

And much more to come…


Can I donate to support Atlas Obscura without becoming a member?

Yes! We welcome donations of any size. You can submit a one-time donation online.

Are Atlas Obscura articles still accessible to non-members?

Yes! Our editorial content will remain free and accessible to everyone.

How do I redeem my $100 trip credit?

After booking your Atlas Obscura trip, send an email to and we’ll provide instructions for applying the credit. Note that the credit applies to your final payment, not your deposit, so please email us prior to making your final payment.

How do I change the billing information associated with my membership?

Memberships automatically renew monthly or annually. If you need to update your billing information please visit your profile and click "Manage Billing".

How do I cancel my membership?

You are free to cancel your membership at any time. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer full or prorated refunds once you have been charged. To cancel, visit your profile and click "Manage Billing".

I have another question.

No problem, just email us at We’d love to hear from you.

Your support of Atlas Obscura does not constitute a charitable donation, and your contribution is not eligible for a tax deduction. Our membership program is designed to connect our community and sustain Atlas Obscura’s mission to inspire wonder and curiosity.

Members will be subscribed to a members-only mailing list. This is to let you know when member events are happening, how to access new features before anyone else, and other announcements related to being a member. You’ll also receive emails from our payment processor Stripe regarding your payment, including invoices and renewal notices. Your email address and personal information will never be given to anyone for any purpose.

*The $100 trip credit applies to the final payment, not the deposit, and is limited to one per customer.