Southwest Life

California ‘pot resort’ asking people to toke up privately

LOS ANGELES – Nipton’s new swimming hole is under construction, booze is returning to the restaurant and lottery tickets are being sold again at the ghost town’s general store. But it likely will...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

United gives $10,000 travel voucher to ‘bumped’ passenger

A passenger who was bumped off a full flight has scored the maximum prize – a $10,000 travel voucher. A spokesman for United Airlines confirmed Friday that a passenger got the big voucher “per our...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Pack burro racing is not about the fastest burro, or the fastest human. It’s about the team – and, really, mostly about the burro. “A burro race starts in the pasture,” said Brad Wann, spokesman...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

PHILADELPHIA – In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

NEW YORK – Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over. That’s what some experts have been saying for years, and it’s...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Northeast snowstorms give ski areas late season powder blast

FAYSTON, Vt. – Back-to-back nor’easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life’s blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Several ways to save on your European vacation

DALLAS – Europe never seems to lose its appeal to American travelers, and the growth of discount airlines and alternatives to expensive hotels make visiting the Old World a bit more affordable....

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Exploring the pyramid cities of Mexico

MEXICO CITY – It was an archaeological adventure: a 12-day family trip to Mayan and Aztec pyramid cities, from Mexico City to the Yucatan jungle. Our timeline spanned from the ancient city of...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dog dies after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin

A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane’s overhead bin. United said Tuesday that it took full responsibility for the incident...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sunlight helps ID Hearst Castle painting as 17th century

SAN SIMEON, Calif. – A painting that has been hanging at California’s landmark Hearst Castle for decades has been identified as a 17th century work after two guides noticed a previously undetected...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

America’s industrial past is drawing tourists in increasing numbers

Trip-planning multiple choice: a) Mountains b) Sand c) Surf d) Factories. If you picked the last vacation option, you’ve got company. “We’re finding a hunger,” says Michael Boettcher, an urban...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel