Southwest Life

Earn your drink at these incredibly hard-to-reach bars

If you crave more than a generic corner pub or bar, don your explorer’s hat and quench your thirst at these spots – which happen to be located in the farthest-flung corners of the world. Should you...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

At the Giro d’Italia, cycling back to joyfulness

Even if I hadn’t ridden my bike 191 miles on roads that climbed 23,850 vertical feet in the past four days, my quads would have found the flight of steps up to the podium of the Giro d’Italia – the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Boom! Converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

ESKRIDGE, Kan. – A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gadgets, comfort, luggage: Practical gifts for travelers

NEW YORK – What’s in your bag when you take a trip? What gadgets, tools and comfort items are essential? The Associated Press crowdsourced that question on a Facebook thread as fodder for a holiday...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Beyond luxury: There’s more to Beaver Creek than an upscale resort

On a bright, Colorado bluebird day in January, I found myself slaloming through an evergreen forest at high speed on skis, madly chasing my husband, who was pushing his own gear to its limits....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Rio rethinks favela tourism amid wave of violence

RIO DE JANEIRO – As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea. The views are breathtaking, the slum...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

NYC subway to use gender-neutral terms during announcements

NEW YORK – When it comes to the New York City subways, there’s no such thing as ladies and gentlemen. Conductors on subway trains have been told to stop addressing passengers as “ladies and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

LONDON – Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country’s 2019 departure from the European Union. But there’s one industry that has so far clearly...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Managing overtourism an increasing feature of global travel

LONDON – Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals. Both are at the forefront of efforts to get a grip on “overtourism,” a phenomenon that...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travel books to inspire your next trips or to give as gifts

Travel books can get you dreaming. They can provide practical information for your trips. And they can also just tell a good story. Here are a few books out this season to consider buying for your...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Minnesota loses bid for 1st world’s fair in U.S. since 1984

PARIS – The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world’s fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the events voted Wednesday to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel

Minnesota, Poland and Argentina compete to host World’s Fair

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota is hoping to host the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years, but it will have to overcome bids by Poland’s third-largest city, Lodz, and the Argentine capital...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Travel