Cam Stel

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19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

Singapore's Best Street Food

All this for only S$13.50, just an average lunch in Singapore. All photos by Becky Cheang<p><i>By Becky Cheang for Fathom</i> | Toward strangers, we Singaporeans are a pretty reserved group. But mention food and our eyes light up, the conversation gets going, and you have a new friend. I moved to New York a …

Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

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10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

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Osprey's Legendary Talon Backpack Gets an Update, Now Even Better — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Osprey has pretty much defined awesome lightweight travel backpacks for decades. Their …

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Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …

This is what you should order for breakfast in Hong Kong

It’s slices of fish, with the option of fish belly, served in over-boiled rice porridge. Get it with <i>youtiao</i>: porous, deep-fried breadsticks. On the …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

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Google Gives You All The Joy Of Playing With Legos Without The Foot Pain

What's better than playing with Legos? Playing with <i>unlimited</i> LEGOS and not having to worry about stepping on them.<p>With Google's new site, Build with Chrome, you're able to build anything you want with multiple shapes and colors of Legos and then share your creations with other people. You can go …

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>The Two Bag System. Every pro traveler I've ever met travels light using some variation of this …

How not to look like an idiot in Korea

For those who’ve never been to Northeast Asia, there’s only so much googling that can prepare you. If you’re from a Western country, you’ll be …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

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14 Of The Most Epic, Confusing, And Beautiful Mazes On Earth

Dogs do them. 'Harry Potter' fans do them. Couples celebrate anniversaries in them, and families get lost in them before calling the cops to find a way out.<p>They're mazes, and they boggle our minds way more than the average travel excursion. Make room on your bucket list for some of the most …

How to get upgraded to first class like a boss

Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.<p>1. Travel solo.<p>The chances of …

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Google Now Hits Chrome Canary with Weather, Sports and Event Cards

Google Now has arrived in Chrome Canary, the experimental version of Google’s desktop browser. While it’s been possible to enable the feature since April last year, this is the first time that it’s been possible to actually receive cards in the Notification Center.<p>As reported by the Google …

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6 Travel Scams to Look Out For

Yum! The pizzeria near your hotel left a tempting flyer under your door. Sounds good, right? But did you know that the flyer could be a travel scam -- and you're about to hand over your credit or debit card info to an identity thief? <i>Photo Courtesy of Courtesy Del Marcos Hotel. Article by Ray</i> …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

Journey to Shangri-La: Photos of Yunnan, China

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Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

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A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

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Danger, Danger: The ABC's of How Your Budget Breaks Down Before You Board the Plane and Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Ah, the friendly skies. I long to be able to travel like they did in the 1950s where it seemed fun and exciting. Those were the days of happy passengers who dressed up for their special trip. The pilots wore happy smiles and it was actually a thrilling career to be a stewardess. There were no long …

Japan 101: Cities, Temples & the Great Outdoors

Japan may be a smaller country, but in this archipelago of 6,852 islands, there’s no shortage of urban delights and natural sights, with enough …

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A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

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