Southwest Life

Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia – Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nine budget hacks for your next vacation

Want to travel like the pros? Better start pinching your pennies, pesos and pounds. While it’s true that money can buy you an elite – easy, even – adventure anywhere, those who travel for a living...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

TRURO, Mass. – On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

These are the best frequent flyer programs

Roughly half of the people who belong to a U.S. airline loyalty program don’t understand how it works. We’re not just talking about people who fly a few times a year. A J.D. Power study published...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Glacier latest U.S. park to be scorched by Western wildfires

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park after a...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mom, daughter take a road trip without smartphones. Here’s what happened

“If you had an iPhone, we wouldn’t be lost,” said my 12-year-old daughter, Annie, shaking her head and refusing to climb another steep hill in San Francisco. I couldn’t abandon her on the sidewalk,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Laid low by time: A tiny English village abandoned during WWII

TYNEHAM, England Explore Britain’s southern coast carefully enough and you can still find relics of the dark years when the country awaited Nazi invasion: abandoned radar stations; tank-traps lost...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New York City moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NEW YORK – New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to get rid of a timeshare

Some timeshare buyers know almost instantly that they’ve made a mistake. Other owners struggle for years with loan payments and ever-escalating annual fees before they’re ready to throw in the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How and why to find a good travel agent

When you can book every aspect of a trip online, in minutes, why would you use a travel agent? And how do you find a good one? Erika Richter, communications director for the American Society of...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

The land that shaped LBJ: Texas ranch shows President Johnson’s struggles, triumphs

STONEWALL, Texas – Fifty years ago, a depressed President Lyndon Johnson decided not to seek another term. Martin Luther King Jr. had just been assassinated. Cities were burning in riots. College...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel