Southwest Life

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

SAN FRANCISCO – Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Early snow, cold bode well for New England ski season

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-19 season. Many hitting the slopes are...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fire scorches popular recreation spots, iconic film location in Southern California

LOS ANGELES – Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

400 years after Pilgrim landing, Native Americans are finally being heard

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited – especially Native Americans whose ancestors wound up...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Luxury hotel built in former pit mine to open in China

SHANGHAI – A luxury hotel opening outside Shanghai is offering guests with deep pockets the chance of a very deep sleep. The 18-story Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel has been built into...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airbnb says revenue for 3 quarter was best ever, topping $1 billion

NEW YORK – Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the U.S. have started clamping down on the short-term rental market. Revenue during the third quarter breezed past the $1 billion...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Archaeologists find ancient lost city in Greece

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arctic adventure

The wild terrain of the Arctic used to be the playground of explorers. But a new crop of high-end heli-ski lodges is turning it into the next frontier for skiers in search of virgin powder and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK – The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

China to overtake France as top travel destination

LONDON – China is set to overtake France as the world’s No. 1 tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to experts at market research...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling abroad with young kids? Tips for an easier trip

Some questioned my sanity: I was taking young children on a vacation abroad, mostly alone. It was just the three of us – my infant daughter, 6-year-old son and me. We’d board a plane in Boston, fly...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

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