Southwest Life

Postcard from Pyongyang: The airport now has Wi-Fi, sort of

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea is one of the least Wi-Fi-friendly countries in the world. Having a device that emits Wi-Fi signals can result in detention and a major fine. Worse, if you are...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Where not to go in 2018: Overtourism, safety cited in Fodor’s list

As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year. The where not to go list is from Fodor’s, the travel guidebook publisher....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Controversy over wildlife tourism and selfies in the Amazon

Planning to visit the Amazon? You might want to look at the controversy over wildlife selfies before choosing tours. World Animal Protection , an advocacy group, issued a report saying animals like...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cowboy boots are as much a part of San Antonio as the Alamo

SAN ANTONIO – A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a stroll by the Alamo, enjoying a cheesy enchilada plate at a Tex-Mex joint off the River Walk, or browsing the cowboy boot...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

A peek at top travel lists: Where to go in 2018

Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here’s a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent,...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Women who see the world share a universal issue: sexual harassment

Sarah Brady spent seven weeks studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in 2011. Then 29, the student walked to class every day, a 20-minute route that involved a long, uphill climb, intense heat and...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Las Vegas’ overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM

LAS VEGAS – A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers and soon, work from British Pop...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Idaho lands nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

BOISE, Idaho – A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to master the delicate art of the do-nothing winter vacation

It’s a request travel experts get more often than you think: What if a person wants to go somewhere wintry, and do ... nothing? Sure, the snow and cold weather offer plenty of active delights:...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

New planetarium seeks to put N.J. science center on travel map

New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Jennifer Chalsty...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

A tour of Paris in the footsteps of famous African-Americans

PARIS – The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright’s novel Native Son at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Overtourism’ disrupts life in Amsterdam, and the Dutch capital pushes back

AMSTERDAM – A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to pick up a toiletries bag he...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel