Southwest Life

In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery’s beginnings

JAMESTOWN, Va. – On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown’s legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

A living history museum looks at how it presents lives of blacks, women

BOSTON – A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past in an effort to stay relevant to a 21st-century...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists – and young sharks

BOSTON – As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what’s driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters – including the state’s first...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

JUNEAU, Alaska – A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls reopens after flooding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get the window seat, and more tips to stay healthy while flying

Quay Snyder flies more than 130 times a year on commercial flights. As an aerospace medicine specialist, pilot and flight instructor, he feels perfectly safe in the air. But after each flight, to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

North Korea allows tourists to climb rarely seen peak

MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea – Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country’s biggest volcano. Hoping to open up a side of North Korea rarely seen...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Quebec City’s enticing tableau beyond the wall

QUEBEC CITY (AP) – It’s what’s inside the historic wall of Quebec City that makes people want to visit. It’s what’s outside that makes people want to stay. To visit without venturing outside the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling alone helped me confront my fear of being by myself

After being laid off this past December, I booked a two-week trip to Paris. I already lived alone, went to dinner alone, sat in coffee shops alone and danced at weddings alone. But I had never...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

6 affordable, fun cities for frugal travelers

Almost every travel authority worth its salt has published a list of budget destinations, and in case you haven’t noticed, there’s not a lot of overlap among those lists. The reasons: Just about...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get to know Pueblo: Explore riverwalk, chile farms and Neon Alley

Thousands of people visit Pueblo in August or September every year to attend the Colorado State Fair and the Chile and Frijoles Festival. Those are great events, but if visitors don’t take in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Huge wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII ammunition

BERLIN – Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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