Southwest Life

Coast Guard’s last lightkeeper looks to 300-year milestone

LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, Mass. The nation’s first and oldest lighthouse station and its unique keeper are celebrating a milestone. Boston Light turns 300 on Wednesday. The U.S. Coast Guard’s last...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airbnb apologizes for racism complaints, outlines changes

NEW YORK – Airbnb on Thursday apologized for its slow response to accusations of racism and outlined new policies to combat the problem, including reducing the prominence of photos in the booking...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Delta’s quest to end lost airline luggage

LINTHICUM, Md. – Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit. As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

A Manhattan revival: 15 years after Sept. 11, downtown is thriving

NEW YORK – Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. The revitalization of the city’s downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Have phone, will travel – to Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO – There’s a quirky twist on tourism emerging amid the Silicon Valley whirlwind of innovation that has tethered everyone to their smartphones. Those omnipresent devices are being used...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Historic commercial flight from U.S. lands in Cuba

SANTA CLARA, Cuba – The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Zika fears quietly benefit some travel destinations

NEW YORK – With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. And that has...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Stick sculptor earns global following for soaring creations

BOYLSTON, Mass. The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Can you find Sinatra’s legacy in Las Vegas?

LAS VEGAS – Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Your essential guide to all 59 U.S. national parks

National parks are the “spacious skies” and “mountain majesties” of elementary school choirs. They’re living postcards from adventurers who had the foresight to preserve natural wonders for those...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Soldiers in UK’s Scottish unit plan 340-mile U.S. canoe trip

ALBANY, N.Y. – Two-and-a-half centuries after their military ancestors fought and died in two 18th century North American wars, members of the British army’s Scottish regiment will embark on a...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

An African safari from the eyes of a guide

MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY, Kenya – It’s not just a safari. It’s a master class in the untamed world, a behind-the-scenes education with experts who are the talking Google gods of wildlife. That’s what...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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