Singapore, a prosperous outpost in the sweltering heart of Southeast Asia, is growing up.
For years, this tiny island off the southern tip of Malaysia has been something of an anomaly for travelers. Westerners typically view it as a “safe” introduction to the region. Streets are spotless, crime is low, English is a second language and the street-food scene is humming.
It’s also a fascinating mix of strict laws, a highly educated populace and opulence to rival any city in the West. Read More
Low-hanging clouds hover above the blue-and-gold train as it eases out of a Vancouver rail yard at the beginning of a two-week excursion across Canada. Outside the city, verdant farmland will eventually yield to an ascent through canyons cut by glacial rivers on a stunning 600-mile passage to the frontier of the Canadian Rockies.
And that’s only the beginning. Read More
Snorkeling usually lives in the shadow of its better-known cousin, scuba diving. Yet, snorkeling is actually easier and less expensive than scuba diving, and can be done in many bodies of water just about anywhere.
Snorkeling has a long and varied history. There is evidence that underwater sponge farmers in Crete used hollow reeds as the first form of snorkeling as early as 3000 B.C. Read More
Chances are unless "green" is your mantra, you may have not given much thought to sports and recreational activities that are environmentally friendly in nature. There are ways to enjoy some downtime and protect the planet simultaneously.
* Camping: Camping is a good activity for enjoying the outdoors, but many people do not take the outdoors into consideration when camping. Read More
Ready your car for spring and summer travel
(MS) -- The return of warm weather marks the return of road trips for millions of motorists across the country. Whether going to the beach or heading off to parts unknown, hitting the open road with the windows down is a time-honored tradition for drivers of all ages. Read More
When I heard that Francis Ford Coppola conceived his “wine wonderland” from a sketch he made on the back of a cocktail napkin, it didn’t surprise me. Read More
When people think about the largest bodies of water around the world, naturally the world's oceans come to mind. While oceans deserve their due, there are many inland lakes that are also liquid behemoths, and many of them are in North America. Here are the largest lakes by area and depth.1. Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan): 143,244 miles; 3,363 feet deep2. Lake Superior (U.S./Can): 31,820 miles; 1,330 feet deep3. Lake Victoria (Africa): 26,820 miles; 270 feet deep4. Aral Sea (Russia): 32,904 miles; 220 feet deep Read More
The Giants and A’s are bringing a bit more heat to the Arizona desert this month with preseason play in the Cactus League.Throughout this month, baseball fans will descend on Scottsdale, Ariz., one of the cities playing host to the Cactus League. A group of 15 teams — National League and American League — is competing in nine cities and 10 stadiums throughout Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun. Scottsdale not only plays host to the Giants and A’s, but also the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, both of which call Salt River Fields at Talking Stick their home turf. Read More