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10 of the best places to visit in Malaysia: readers’ travel tips

orchids and extraordinary wildlife. Near a low mountain called Gunung Brinchang, there is 150 metres of wooden boardwalk with platforms beginning by a clearing next to the road. At the end of the boardwalk is the two-hour hiking trail up to the top of ... read more

On the trail of the orchids

KOCHI: Who thought the orchids grown on the Western Ghats would be a subject of curiosity and much study? Intrigued by the significance of these flowering plants in the region, ecologist Jis Sebastian has taken it upon herself to study the flowering plants ... read more

Thailand: On the trail of elephants, sun bears and orchids

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. sponsors a tour of Thailand that's heavy on wildlife viewing in out-of-the-way national parks and animal sanctuaries. L.A. Zoo director John Lewis takes visitors on foot, by Jeep, long-tail boat and even kayak to see ... read more

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On the Trail of the Orchid Child

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS tend to be loaded with statistics and jargon, so it is always a delightful surprise to stumble on a nugget of poetry in an otherwise technical report. So it was with a 2005 paper in the journal Development and Psychopathology, drily ... read more

Ban cars from Jungle Trail? Plan gets no traction at Metropolitan Planning Organization

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A renewed effort to close the historic Jungle Trail to vehicular traffic was quickly shut down by county officials Wednesday. Matthew Lechowicz, a resident of the adjacent Old Orchid community, addressed the county Metropolitan ... read more

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Even 8 miles enough to inspire (photos, videos)

Not too old Grandma Gatewood, that legendary hiker from Southern Ohio, traversed the Appalachian Trail several times ... and the promised Showy Orchids. Although we didn't use our phones much on the trail, Cantino encouraged me to email her husband ... read more

Calypso orchid well worth a hike in the Columbia River Gorge

Visiting the Columbia River Gorge has become a springtime pilgrimage ... areas on the forest floor -- at times the orchids look like small pink pearls on an ocean of drab browns and greens. The Wygant Trail in the gorge is an ideal place to begin the ... read more

Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami

On the Trail of the Marsupilami.” Adapting another famous Francophone comicbook ... the geography seems wonky), which survives on rare orchids with rejuvenating powers that have piqued the interest of some laughably evil men. Less entertaining than ... read more

On the trail of Yma Sumac: The exotica legend came from Peru, but her career was all Hollywood

(Some of these are in the 2013 compilation album by Blue Orchid Records: “Early Yma Sumac: The Imma Summack Sessions.”) “By the time Yma Sumac came about, there was a whole infrastructure that allowed her to become a national figure,” Mendoza explains. read more

Tombs of the Cloud Forest

From here the trail to the mausoleums on the well maintained and mostly ... Gardens filled with rich and varied native flora surround the museum while an orchid garden displays more than 100 native species. If you don't mind a bit of strenuous effort ... read more


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