Atlas Obscura Membership

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Atlas Obscura’s mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. By becoming a member, you’re joining a community of like-minded explorers who believe deeply in that mission. And you're gaining exclusive access to the following benefits:

  • 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

  • Far fewer ads and no pop-ups

  • Early access to new travel planning tools

Become a Member

Support our mission with a contribution starting at just $5 per month.

Monthly Contribution

Annual Contribution

If you have any questions, please email us at


What is the difference between contribution amounts?

As long as you contribute at least $5 / month or $50 / year, all members receive the same perks no matter the contribution amount. We graciously accept as much as you can afford to give.

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.

What do you mean by "far fewer ads"?

When logged in to your member account, you will only see advertisements from trusted brand partners that Atlas Obscura works with directly. While percentages vary month to month, you can expect a 90% reduction in ads.

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.