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25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Icebergs

"As far as lighting conditions, I'm interested in a very certain type of light that I've only experienced in the polar regions. It's a very monochromatic world. But there is color, and it's very subtle."<p>"Icebergs are very much like us in that they have their own unique personality. They behave in …

Undead and Loving It: How Did AMC’s Flagship Show Suddenly Get So Good?

I long felt that <i>The Walking Dead</i> punished its critics the same way its bedraggled heroes dispatched ravenous zombies: by stabbing them in the brain. …

Everyone is obsessed with the 'Serial' podcast

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

Lots of globetrotters and backpackers have journeyed to the fertile and culturally rich Southeast Asia. Known for its beautiful beaches, mesmerizing historical sights and a touch of adventurousness, this comparatively inexpensive travel destination baits thousands amongst thousands of people every …

How-To - Inside the Ancient Japanese Cemetery The night had been dark for ...

How-To - <b>Inside the Ancient Japanese Cemetery</b><p>The night had been dark for many hours by the time I hiked to this point. It was raining and somehow the …

8 free things to do in Tokyo

4th October 2012 / 0 comments<p>1. <b>Free entrance to the observation decks</b> <b>of Tokyo’s tallest towers</b>!<br>See Mount Fuji on a clear day from the 45th floors of …

6 Things Do in Tokyo When the Train Stops Running

Just because the train left your broke ass in the dust doesn't mean the party is over.<p>Photo by: luxtonnerre<p>Instead of curling up in a corner and crying your eyes out until public transportation will take your sorry ass back home, spend the train downtime wisely. Tokyo's trains shut down between …

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

From design hotels and slick boutique hostels to eccentric budget stalwarts and funky serviced apartments, Bangkok's eclectic accommodation offers plenty of bang for your baht<p>Hidden at the back of one of Chinatown's Buddhist temples, this one-of-a-kind B&B is a winsome example of a growing trend: …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Nepal – Why We Shall Never Return

During the course of our travels, we have forborne many euphoric moments… but there have been some nightmarish experiences as well. But the one that …

Why you should go to Tokyo - Oneika the Traveller

Why I think you should go to Tokyo.<p>There are cities and then there are <i>cities</i>. <i>Cities</i>, in italics, are world-renowned entities that elicit rhapsodic …

Bang Tao Beach - What to Do in Bangtao Beach

Bang Tao Beach (or Bangtao) is one of the longest beaches of Phuket, half way between airport and Patong Beach on the west coast of the island. With …

35 Interesting Facts About Thailand

1. Thailand’s name in the Thai language is Prathet Thai, which means “Land of the Free.” It is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never …

We Visited Singapore's Outrageous Airport, And Were Totally Blown Away

<i>With the Singapore Airshow open to the public this weekend, it's a great occasion to check out the world's greatest airport, so we've republished her report.</i><p>Singapore's Changi Airport is a major hub for international transport, with more than 135,000 passengers passing through every day.<p>But it's no …

City Guide - Best Things to Do in Bangkok Thailand

Looking for tips on things to do in Bangkok, Thailand?<p>As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Mark Wiens from <b>Migrationology</b> who first …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

A Beginners Guide to the Neighborhoods of Tokyo

As the most populated metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo can be a bit intimidating for first-time visitors.<p>While most people have a few ideas of …