| Dec 5, 2010
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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2011
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...
| Feb 27, 2011
Contact information for rental car agencies, here and abroad:
No central booking number
| Feb 27, 2011
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-...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 5:07 PM
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....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2011
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...
| Apr 6, 2011
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...