Southwest Life

Historical time travelers bring distant eras to crackling life

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Elizabeth Keaney’s work dress code might be stricter than yours: Her gig portraying a young Martha Washington at Mount Vernon means she spends 30 minutes a day lacing herself...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Snowbound California guests freed after 5 days at lodge

LOS ANGELES – More than 120 visitors and staff who were snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days have been freed, authorities said Friday. Up to 7 feet of snow trapped the guests and staff...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

United courts the affluent travelers with more premium seats

United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

A Super Bowl great’s playbook for beating travel stress

NFL icon and three-time Super Bowl winner Jerry Rice is one of the best players in football history. A member of two football Halls of Fame (pro and college), the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists preserve Italian frescoes during two-week program

“Is it OK,” I asked, “to put my hand here?” “Here” was Jesus’ brown hair, on a 700-year-old fresco of the crucifixion, in a cave church in Puglia, Italy. In the fresco, Jesus’ eyes were depicted as...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shutdown halted crash probes, could cost critical evidence

DETROIT – The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 30 people, jeopardizing some perishable...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cleaner and greener: Milan’s ambitious plan to plant 3 million trees

MILAN – If Italy’s fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray – not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also because of its...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

The energy of Sedona: Beauty, mystique draw visitors to Arizona desert

SEDONA, Ariz. I suppose I shouldn’t have taken the parking attendant’s advice so literally. “You’ll know it when you feel it,” he had told me when I asked where I’d find the vortex. I had traveled...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Trump’s Cuba policy hurts private sector, report says

HAVANA – President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island’s private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotels sweat the details of workouts for guests

It wasn’t the price or the points or the location that most influenced Ruth Furman to book a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki in Honolulu last summer. It was the yoga. Namely, the free...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

AKUREYRI, Iceland – Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter. Spending a clear winter night under an Arctic sky lit up by spectacular streaks of color from the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

BANGKOK – Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand’s hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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