Dylan Thuras joins Grace Bonney in the studio for this week’s installment of After the Jump! Dylan is the co-founder of Atlas Obscura, a website dedicated to all things esoteric and unique in travel. Tune into this episode to hear Dylan and Grace talk about the idea of discovery in the age of the Internet, and what is really left to be discovered. Dylan talks about some of his concerns about publicizing some of these hidden gems, and how he has confronted this issue. How has Atlas Obscura affected the communities and areas that it spotlights? Hear about some of Dylan’s revelations that induced his love for traveling. Where would Dylan take some Atlas Obscura users in Brooklyn? Find out on this week’s episode of After the Jump! This program has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.
“A lot of times, I’m talking about some exotic, crazy places, but there’s a place a mile from you- where ever you are. There’s some amazing thing quite close.” [7:25]
“The whole point of the Atlas is that it’s not just about these crazy far away places… it’s about digging deep, knowing the context, and realizing that there’s discovery to be made all around you.” [13:20]
— Dylan Thuras on After the Jump