Southwest Life

On the trail of Colorado’s birds

“There’s a hawk, left side.” Necks twisted and eyes strained into the gray sky. The bus immediately slowed, then stopped. “What is it?” “Where’d it go?” The hawk soared in front of the school bus,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

A record 30M people visited Caribbean despite storms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A record 30 million people visited the Caribbean last year, despite two devastating hurricanes that hit a region still struggling to recover, regional tourism officials said...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Flights resume on tribal land after fatal Grand Canyon crash

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Flight restrictions put in place in the Grand Canyon after a sightseeing helicopter crashed last weekend have been lifted. Three British tourists were killed in the crash...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exhibit celebrates pulp fiction artist who broke gender barriers

BOSTON – Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Long-stalled Vegas casino-resort gets new life

LAS VEGAS – The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Big birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans marks tricentennial

The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded. The celebration began New Year’s Eve with a massive fireworks show over the Mississippi River....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Vintage Vegas neon signs shine for first time in years

LAS VEGAS – As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas’ most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Romantic getaway tips from the world’s longest honeymooners

NEW YORK – When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day or other occasions, so often the trip involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations. But Mike and Anne Howard...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan’s capital

TOKYO – Japan has a new cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo’s downtown business and shopping...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

United joins Delta in tightening rules for comfort animals

DALLAS – United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with emotional-support animals – and don’t even try to bring a peacock on board. The airline announced that it will...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lake Placid hosting monthlong Olympic celebration

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics at hand, Lake Placid is rolling out the welcome mat for travelers who won’t make that trip but might want to celebrate in a village that...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airbnb reduces housing availability, drives up rents

ALBANY, N.Y. – A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up home rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published this week...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel