Atlas Obscura Membership

Support Our Mission

Atlas Obscura celebrates the world's hidden places and unique stories. Join the thousands of members who directly support this mission with a recurring donation of at least $5 per month.


Per Month
  • $100 off your next Atlas Obscura trip
  • Members-only experiences
  • Far fewer ads and no pop-ups
  • Early access to new travel tools
Become a Member Sign Up For $10/Month

“I learn, I enjoy, I broaden my horizons with the curiosity you inspire. So happy to become a member and hope to keep exploring the world with Atlas Obscura. You do a great job to make life more interesting!”

—Jennifer, Atlas Obscura Member

“I've appreciated Atlas Obscura because it gives me the opportunity to see wonder and adventure in places I didn't think to look. Even before the pandemic, when the snow was higher than my car and the roads inaccessible, it creates a break in seeing the world beyond the snow covered trees.”

—Heidi, Atlas Obscura Member

“When you suggested becoming a member, I realized how greatly I appreciate what you have created. I would be disheartened if Atlas Obscura ceased to exist. What you have produced has continually intrigued.”

—Rick, Atlas Obscura Member

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

  • 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

And much more to come…


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.

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 with a credit or debit card or with PayPal.

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.