DYLAN THURAS is the co-founder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders and the New York Times bestselling kids book An Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. Dylan is the host of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, has been a host on the New York Times T-Brand podcast So You Want to Work Abroad, a correspondent for NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as a guest on CBS Sunday Morning and Science Friday and in print in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Men’s Health. As a speaker on travel and media he has spoken at the New Yorker festival, SXSW, La Ciudad de las Ideas, EG, and Destinations International among others. Dylan’s pursuit of the unusual began when he was a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the Midwest, and it eventually took him to Budapest for a year, where he and his wife Michelle Enemark explored and wrote about the history of Eastern Europe. He lives with Michelle and their two children, Phineas and Jean, in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit him online at @dylanthuras.
Most recently, Dylan co-authored Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide.