Mei Kirkpatrick

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How to: Stay Healthy on the Road

When I was 18 and went to Paris for the first time, I ended up in the emergency room on the first day. It was my first overseas flight traveling alone and I barely drank any water. After struggling with my oversized suitcases (another rookie mistake) at Charles de Gaulle and pounding the streets …

A culinary guide to Singapore: what to eat and where

Singaporeans don’t just love to eat – they live for it. Born out of its rich ethnic diversity, the city-state’s hybrid cuisine is the stuff of legend. From classic hawker centres to celebrity restaurants, we’ve rounded up the top spots to get a taste of the Lion City.<p><b>Hawker centres</b><p>Hawker centres …

The foodie traveller: oodles of noodles in Singapore

‘Singapore noodles’ don’t exist here – locals eschew the curry powdered charms of pallid dry vermicelli. Singapore’s noodle culture is all about mee<p>It calls itself Asia’s food capital and has five restaurants in the World’s Top 100, but Singapore’s comfort food is hawker noodles. The dish …

Top 10 hawker food stalls in Singapore

Street food, or hawker food as they call it in Singapore, is a national treasure, says <b>Ignatius Chan</b>, founder of multi-award-winning restaurant Iggy’s. Here he chooses the best, most authentic local dishes to savour<p>As you’d expect from a country where eating is the national pastime, Singapore is a …

App Lets Passengers Facebook Stalk Each Other Before Flights

This takes inflight creepiness to a <i>whole</i> new level.<p>Travel app Quicket released an updated version this week -- and among the new features is a "social check-in" option, which allows passengers to creep on their seatmates via Facebook before either of them even gets on the plane.<p>So if you're the …

10 of Southeast Asia's Most Spectacular National Parks

<b>Southeast Asia is home to a great many national parks covering a diverse range of landscape and wildlife, but we've chosen ten that stand out for their unique and incredible environment.</b><p><b>Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park</b><p><b>JAVA, INDONESIA</b><p>The active volcano Mount Bromo sits amongst Java's Tengger …

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

7 Florida Beaches Locals Want to Keep Secret

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Panama City Beach is the go-to destination for Spring Break. Miami's South Beach is a playground for the beautiful people. And Key West has been lauded by everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Kenny Chesney. But with 663 miles of beaches, Florida still holds a few …

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18 Photos That Show Why New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Is So Legendary

The 121-year-old hotel is a landmark in New York City: It has hosted dignitaries, politicians, and world-famous celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace. It has also served as the home away from home for every US president since Herbert Hoover and has hosted foreign royalty like the …

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25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving). Here are 25 …

20 Things You Didn't Know About National Parks (PHOTOS)

Our national parks are celebrated for their majestic features, and rightly so. Yellowstone's Old Faithful, Volcanoes National Park's awe-inspiring lava flow, Redwood National Park's soaring trees -- all are wildly impressive. But some of the most interesting details about the parks aren't the ones …

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 …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

Innovative Partnership Gets More of Florida into National Geographic

Content is the marketing language of today’s tourism boards, hotel brands, and booking channels.<p>But even after a brand tackles the challenge of …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

New England, Travel Secrets From a Local

<i>Global Yodel sent Cara out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New England to get her perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in her local area. Here is what she discovered.</i><p>New Englanders are a lot like the lobsters they catch: independent, tough­-skinned, and perhaps a bit pinchy on the …

Mussels Inspire A Glue That Works Underwater

It's the strongest bio-inspired, waterproof adhesive yet.<p>There's a new prototype glue that sticks like mussels to a rock—literally. The glue, which works underwater, incorporates proteins that mussels normally use to adhere to rocks, jetties, and larger sea critters. But the manmade adhesive isn't …

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Florida away from the theme parks: Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

As dawn light falls across the mangrove swamps, the air is balmy and still. “Stop paddling; just let your canoe drift,” the guide whispers. “Stay quiet. Don’t make eye contact with the birds.” Only a few feet away, a flock of roseate spoonbills is breakfasting in the shallow waters of the JN “Ding” …

The Molokini, A Transparent Ocean Kayak So Genius, We Wish We'd Thought Of It

There are plenty expensive gadgets and gizmos we'd like to buy for our next traveling adventure, but sometimes it's just not in the budge.<p>For example, we're not going to spend $9,000 on this tent for our glamping trip and $50,000 for a barbecue dining boat is simply out of our price range.<p>But we …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

Relationships

Exploring the Everglades

See trip details for Everglades National Park, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>Everglades National Park<p>Florida Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Occupying an area of land larger than the state of Delaware, the Everglades National Park was dedicated in 1947 to protect the landscape, …

8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …

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The Mystery of the Tomb of Alexander the Great

The recent discovery of a unique burial monument in Amphipolis of Macedonia in Greece, has made everyone thinking that maybe this is the long lost tomb of Alexander the Great. The disclosure of the remains of the great conqueror and demigod to many, Alexander, is nothing less than a dream-discovery …

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles