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The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking

11 Amazing Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

Ho Chi Minh City

The Best Of Singapore: Must-Sees and Dos Before Or After A Flight Or Cruise

Recently, Singapore hosted the christening of Seabourn’s largest cruise ship, the <i>Seabourn Encore</i> <i>(</i>which offers modern design by Adam Tihany, and innovations including The Retreat, a secluded for-charge deck-top sanctuary for guests to relax in private cabanas, and Seabourn’s first dedicated sushi …

Michael Kors

California desert comes alive with wildflower 'superbloom'

The state park is the largest in California, featuring 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and miles of hiking trails. You'll see flowers in …

National Parks

California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

National Parks

A Layover In: Singapore in 24 Hours

A traveler could easily kill a lengthy layover at Singapore’s Changi Airport, repeatedly voted the world’s best, simply wandering between its …

Asia Travel

22 beautiful road trips to take this spring

The arrival of spring inspires us to break out from winter's hibernation and embrace the fresh outdoors. A road trip naturally satisfies that spontaneous travel urge, and we've mapped America's best spring drives—routes that bring you up-close to nature's finest floral displays, from a California …

Hiking

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

Road Trips

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

National Parks

How to Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on Your Mac

While your Mac will most likely give you years of service with no problems, you may find that from time to time you experience issues with your Mac’s …

Operating Systems

Avoid These Seven Walt Disney World Vacation Mistakes

Walt Disney World vacation planning can be time consuming and overwhelming, especially for a first visit. While you may think you have everything …

The Ultimate Florida Road Trip Guide: North To South In 2 Weeks

We’ve included everything you need to know to follow our amazing 2-week Florida road trip, from attractions to restaurants to hotels. It doesn’t …

Tampa Bay

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Best in Travel: 10 Most Amazing Destinations on Our Planet

The world is filled with so many spectacular places that one lifetime would not be enough to visit all of them. Most of us will never be able to …

Highlights of Malaysia: readers’ travel tips

The wild and urban attractions of this south-east Asian destination include scuba diving, orangutan spotting, remote island getaways – and a helipad rooftop bar in Kuala Lumpur<p><b>Winning tip: Hot springs, Sabah</b><p><b>Kundasang</b> is a beautiful mountain town in Sabah. I stayed at the Kinabalu Pine Resort, which …

Asia Travel

The Best Free Things to do in Singapore

Singapore may have a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world but many of the best things to do and see in Singapore are actually …

Greet dawn on a dune in Death Valley National Park

Jan. 15, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Deserts<p><b>Why:</b> Because outside of "Lawrence of Arabia," you don't see scenery like this too often.<p><b>What:</b> The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the place to be for sunrise in Death Valley. If you camp or sleep at the hotel at Stovepipe Wells, you can get up just before dawn, rush out, …

Gochujang Gumbo

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon canola oil<br>• 6 ounces chopped andouille sausage<br>• 2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 1 large)<br>• 1½ cups chopped celery (about 2 large …

Cooking

Snorkeling in Hawaii: Best Underwater Spots to Look for Nemo

Take a deep breath and dive toward the bottom of Hawaii’s sea: an underwater world awaits. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Finding the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii …

Scuba Diving

Even diehard Apple fans will learn from this huge list of hidden iPhone tricks

In a post on Friday morning, I touched upon the increasingly common notion that iOS has gotten much more complex in recent years. Some users even …

20 Italian Christmas recipes for an amazing holiday feast

From Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, celebrate the holidays like an Italian with amazing recipes from star chefs like Giada DeLaurentiis, Lidia Bastianich and Andrew Carmellini. Here are 20 amazing Italian Christmas recipes to try for appetizers, mains, pastas, sides, desserts, and …

Cooking

Singapore always surprises

Yes, it's a tourist trap. Yes, I had to queue up in a long, steamy line to reach the bar. And yes, I paid $50 for a couple of drinks.<p>But I'm a traditionalist. And skipping a Singapore Sling here would be akin to snubbing scotch in Scotland, Cognac in France or vodka in Russia.<p>So I waited my turn, …

Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Mushroom-Armagnac Sauce

To keep this prime rib extra juicy, "ask your butcher to leave the fat cap on before tying the beef," says Melissa Perello, an F&W Best New Chef 2004 …

BBQ

Go Warm-Water Scuba Diving...in the Heart of Utah

Utah is well-known for its abundance of outdoor pursuits. A stunning backdrop to the Salt Lake Valley, the craggy peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta …

Apple shares tips on getting the most out of Portrait mode photos on iPhone 7 Plus

Rejoice, iPhone photography fans, as Apple shares useful tips from professional photographers on using Portrait mode with iPhone 7 Plus dual cameras …

A Guide to Crater Lake National Park

The lake is the world's clearest natural body of water.<p>The result of a massive volcanic eruption in 4,600 B.C., Oregon's Crater Lake is known far and …

National Parks

How to deal with iPhone calendar spam

Spammers have infiltrated your iCloud calendar. But don't worry...you're not alone.<p>You may have noticed a handful of suspicious push notifications on your iPhone over the weekend -- calendar invites for deals and sales from users with obviously real names like "kcmgweqeq" and "nfbtz."<p>These invites …

Apps

Top 10 Movies at the US Box Office This Weekend

As expected, the Harry Potter spinoff <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> ruled the box office for its opening weekend, pulling in $75 million to become the No. 1 film November 18-20 in the US.<p>The numbers come from Deadline, which also reports that $75 million represents a new domestic career …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks