Southwest Life

Travel industry ramps up effort to promote Caribbean tourism

The travel industry is ramping up efforts to remind consumers that many Caribbean islands were unaffected by hurricanes and that their economies depend on tourism. Tourism agencies and travel...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Breaking Bad’ house in Albuquerque gets fence to block fans

ALBUQUERQUE – The real Albuquerque house made famous by the methamphetamine-making character Walter White in the AMC-TV hit series “Breaking Bad” is getting a fence. The owners are installing a...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Do you need a timeshare? Listen to the pitch

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – I had filled out a form to win a Whole Foods gift certificate. Instead I got a phone call from “Hannah” at FantaSea Resorts congratulating me on winning a travel package. My...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

On the Colorado Trail: Awed by the mountains for 500 miles

Halfway up the 3,300-foot climb through the muggy forest on the north side of Hope Pass, I was panting, sweat-soaked and pining for a pint. It seems every tiny mountain town in Colorado is blessed...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotel at iconic TWA terminal will evoke glamour of jet age

NEW YORK – When it opened in 1962, the sleek TWA terminal at New York’s Kennedy Airport was the embodiment of jet-age style. Now, construction is underway to transform the landmark into a $265...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

9 things cruise newbies need to know before walking the gangplank

First-time cruisers have a lot to wrap their heads around. There are hundreds of cruise lines out there, and sifting through the options - like the themes (“The Walking Dead” or “Oprah”?)...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

With several Caribbean islands in recovery mode, some vacation advice

Some travelers looking ahead to winter and spring getaways may be wondering what their options are when it comes to Caribbean islands, with all the headlines about hurricane damage. Some islands...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Despite high hopes, hot weather dulls fall foliage season in New England

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – Tour buses continued to pack into a maple sugar farm on the outskirts of Vermont’s capital during the first week of October, the peak of foliage season for travelers looking...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling with just one child can forge bonds

Something wonderful happened when Lauren Asnis took her younger son, Danny, to Philadelphia for a weekend trip. Beyond visiting the Liberty Bell and devouring some tasty cheesesteaks, mother and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wandering Walden Pond: Thoreau’s retreat offers history lesson, recreation in all seasons

CONCORD, Mass. – Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because, as he famously put it, “I wished to live deliberately.” Two centuries after the Walden author’s birth, people are deliberately...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

1 of oldest Native American birch-bark canoes now on display

BRUNSWICK, Maine – One of the oldest-known examples of a Native American birch-bark canoe is on display at a museum in Maine, where indigenous tribes have used them for thousands of years. The...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel