Mark Kenny Thong

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Celebrating the Life of a 91-Year-Old Woman Who Took a Road Trip Instead of Cancer Treatment

The only way to stay alive is to keep exploring and never stop living in the moment. Nonagenerian Norma Jean Bauerschmidt is a prime example that perhaps traveling with loved ones is the world's best medicine. Earlier this year, we heard about Norma, the brave woman who, after being diagnosed with …

Cancer Treatment

This Is the Most Expensive Flight in the World

Etihad Airways has just unveiled the most luxurious way to fly from Mumbai to New York—with a price tag fit for a king.<p>It’s a long haul between New …


Few Americans know about this mysterious, remote valley in southern Japan

The Japanese know the Iya Valley for its remoteness, alpine scenery and vine bridges and for being the fabled 12th-century refuge of the Heike clan. Americans are unlikely to know it at all, but if they do, it’s probably because of Alex Kerr.<p>At the tourist information office near Tokyo Station, I …


6 Quiet Southeast Asia Beach Towns Where You Can Escape From Tourism

It starts with your screensaver at the office. If it's not a picture of your family, lover, cat or a bikini-clad female, it's most likely a picture of untouched tropical paradise. When work gets tough and you want to punch your boss or coworker in the face, staring at the talcum sand and turquoise …

National Geographic Travel


Chocolate and peanut butter microwave mug cake recipe

A chocolatey sponge with a peanut-butter melting middle, topped with chocolate sprinkles<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 slice of butter 1cm thick (30g)<p>• 6 squares of dark chocolate (30g)<p>• 1½ tsp peanut butter<p>• 1 egg<p>• 1 tbsp soft brown sugar<p>• 5 tbsp plain flour<p>• ½ tsp baking powder<p><b>For the filling and</b> …


The internet is for porn, and so is this new app based on Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is an open source app for Mac that allows users to stream movies from bit torrent sites that have ripped movies on them.<p>The tech made a huge splash, but is now sadly defunct, even while its creators still proclaim that the technology is legal.<p>However, some other folks thought the …