For serious beach bums, the Philippines is a less-discovered alternative to Southeast Asian hotspots like Bali and southern Thailand. But with more than 7000 islands, it can be tricky to pick your spot.
When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches.
There are bike lanes. There are slow lanes and fast lanes. And now, at least for a little while, there's a lane for cellphone users. The lane was drawn by the folks behind a new National Geographic TV
There's a lot of booze out there named for a lot of people, but what do we really know about them? "I want it wall to wall with John Daniel's," says Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, to which the hapless