Southwest Life

Airfare Expert: Four magically cheap dates to fly

If you must fly in the peak of the summer, you might as well quit reading now – the rest of this column just disappeared. If you’re still with me, let’s see if we can pull a few rabbits out of the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canyoneering

SALOME CANYON, Ariz.I was about to follow a man I’d just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

A travel milestone: Visiting all 50 states

NEW YORK – It’s a proud achievement for a certain type of traveler, and a worthy goal: visiting all 50 states.But for those who take the quest seriously, merely crossing the border or changing...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

What leaves Vegas ...

LAS VEGAS The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip ... and gambling.All are legitimate lures to the city, which gets its name from...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Upcoming eclipse inspires travel to Australia

MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. – When Linda Bugbee’s husband suggested traveling to the South Pacific to see a total solar eclipse, she was more enthusiastic about the cruise and visiting Tahiti than she was...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

A family tradition

MÁD, Hungary Investors on the prowl for a piece of the action in proven wineries in the renowned Tokaj region long have wanted to acquire a share of Szepsy Borászati KFT.But Szepsy István (the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wildlife refuge emerges from Superfund site

COMMERCE CITY – Downtown Denver’s skyscrapers are only minutes behind me as I take a right at a car parts shop, followed quickly by a left just before the 18,000-seat stadium that is home to the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Segway provides a fun new way to tour resorts

NEW YORK – Some couples celebrate their anniversary with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Others rent a romantic cabin in the woods. A few even jet off to Las Vegas and renew their vows in front of...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Season of fright

NEW YORKToo old to trick-or-treat? Busy the night of Oct. 31? That's OK, because Halloween has become a seasonal holiday, with attractions and activities for all ages from late September through...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Four Corners road trip

SECOND MESA, Ariz. – A road trip to the Four Corners offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other human-made structure in the U.S., to glimpses of contemporary life...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fall foliage, camping lead list of N.H. freebies

CONCORD, N.H. – For a small state, New Hampshire offers a variety experiences for free in the fall: scenic drives, hiking, moose watching, browsing antique shops and spotting huge pumpkins. Foliage...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

N.C. spa known for luxury service, mountain views

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – On Travel + Leisure’s most recent World’s Best Awards list for top destination spas, you’d expect to find familiar brand names such as Canyon Ranch. But the No. 2 spot on this...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel