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  • 22 cool and unusual hostels

    Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
  • Speedy eaters likely to be heavier

    Speedy eaters likely to be heavier
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women who scarf down their meals tend to be heavier than those who savor each bite, a new report from New Zealand shows. The study doesn't prove that speed-eating will necessarily cause women to pack on extra...
  • Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights

    Keep eye out for deals on round-the-world flights
    The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules? Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
  • Rental car agencies

    Contact information for rental car agencies, here and abroad: Ace (800) 243-3443 http://www.acerentacar.com Advantage (800) 777-5500 http://www.advantage.com AllRite No central booking number http://www.allriterentacar.com Alamo (877) 222-9075...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • In New Zealand, less is a lot more

    In New Zealand, less is a lot more
    The fact many people know about New Zealand is that it has 10 sheep for each person. But what does that really mean to this island nation the size of Colorado and its 4 million people? First, there are no crowds, or weren't during our spring visit. Not...
  • Actor loves New Zealand, Cook Islands

    Actor loves New Zealand, Cook Islands
    Christopher Gorham has a good theory about stardom: "When people ask me, 'Are you famous?' I'm like, 'Well, I guess, no." The 36-year-old California-based actor is shooting the second season of the spy series "Covert Affairs," which airs on the USA...
  • Mothballs should be put away forever, say doctors Down Under

    Granny alert: wrapping your grown childrens' precious baby things in mothballs so that they can be passed on to your grandchildren may seem like a good idea. But mounting reports of deaths and neurological damage in infants attributed to naphthalene...
  • Do anti-aging skin creams work?

    Do anti-aging skin creams work?
    Winter is not good to our skin. The wind chaps. The dry air wicks. The combination blows us into the arms of the billion-dollar cosmeceutical industry, which awaits with pricey over-the-counter potions and serums promising to undo the season's damage....
  • Road-tripping in New Zealand

     Road-tripping in New Zealand
    TANGARAKAU GORGE, New Zealand — We've all seen those "Danger — Falling Rocks" signs when driving. But here, on the nearly 100-mile-long Forgotten World Highway, that sign several miles back that said "Do Not Loiter or Park on Ridge" takes...
  • A vote for venison

    A vote for venison
    Rick Gollinger grew up in a hunting family with a kitchen that was regularly full of game. Unfortunately, his mother — who was otherwise a great cook — followed her generation's technique of overcooking, or "killing game a second time in...
  • Uncorked: Pining for pinot

    Uncorked: Pining for pinot
    Wholly grail. Everyone wants pinot noir. Those who set the table want its come-hither aromas of red fruits and dried leaves stippled with rain, its supple texture and haunting length of flavor, its pliancy with all manner of food. Winemakers want the...