How to experience the wilderness in style.
Like any respectable holiday, a luxury safari requires proper gear. No one wants to stumble upon mating lions, for instance, without the right camera. Advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras are compact and convenient, but the most important factor is zoom capability.
Nuevo VallartaThis Mexican resort manages to make a family-friendly, all-inclusive beach vacation ultraluxurious. With spacious oceanfront suites, a world-class spa, three gourmet restaurants and impeccable service, there's no reason to ever leave the grounds.
Listen up, "Battlestar Galactica" fans. A war is brewing, fiercer than anything involving Cylon robots. The battlefield: the Internet, where fans can get their "Battlestar" fix with three-minute mini-episodes created especially for the Sci Fi Chan-nel's Web site, SciFi.com.
With "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk the Line" dominating the Golden Globes, cowboys and their country vistas are cool again. A traveler's guide to the Old West: book a cowboy vacation year-round at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley ( alisal.com), the Santa Barbara wine country made famous by "Sideways." A cowgirl boot camp offers barrel racing and lasso lessons.