Southwest Life

U.S. applies ‘do not travel’ warning to 5 Mexican states

MEXICO CITY – Five states in Mexico now have the sternest “do not travel” advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled this week, putting them on the same level as war-torn...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Spain saw record number of visitors in 2017 despite scares

MADRID – Spain says it had a record number of international visitors in 2017 and that one in five tourists chose the restive Catalonia region as their main destination. Preliminary statistics...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

As Olympics approach, things to know about Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The Olympics are coming to one of the most remote, ruggedly beautiful parts of South Korea, an area known for icy winds, a collapsed mining industry, towering granite...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13,000 tourists in Switzerland

GENEVA – Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches stranded some 13,000 tourists Tuesday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain. With nearby...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New museums, destinations and openings around the US in 2018

For travelers, the new year opens up a whole new world of places to go and things to do. Here are a few notable openings and events scheduled for 2018 around the U.S. Notable in the new year The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

When it’s cold out, embrace solitude in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade in road salt for...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Looking for winter? You can find it here

Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the U.S., winter does have unique charms, whether it’s getting cozy by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in a mountain inn or heading...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series ‘Places to Love’

NEW YORK – You may know Samantha Brown from her years as a Travel Channel host for shows like “Great Hotels,” “Green Getaways” and the “Passport” series about Latin America, China and Europe, among...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Washington sues Motel 6 for giving guest information to U.S.

SEATTLE – Washington’s attorney general sued Motel 6 on Wednesday, alleging the national budget chain disclosed the private information of thousands of its guests to U.S. immigration authorities in...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Air travel was miserable in 2017, but at least nobody died in a commercial jet crash

Your legroom and your patience for bag fees shrank in 2017, but there was one historic positive outcome for air travelers. Not one person died in an accident on a commercial passenger jet the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Arizona ranch suspends monster truck tours after rollover

PICACHO, Ariz. – Monster truck tours at an Arizona ostrich farm have been suspended following a rollover involving a dozen people. KVOA-TV in Tucson reports that the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

New study ranks healthy airline food options. (Hint: Bring your own.)

Airplane food tends to be more of a punchline than a pleasure. And yet, at 35,000 feet, even a forlorn-looking tray can serve as both entertainment and sustenance for a captive audience. With that...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel