Southwest Life

How to travel 25,000 miles without a penny

NEW YORK – Michael Wigge left Berlin without a penny and traveled 25,000 miles to Antarctica, hitchhiking, bartering and working his way by ship, plane, car and foot, from Europe to Canada and the...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

50 years later, Seattle Center still evolving

SEATTLE – Fifty years after the World’s Fair inserted the Space Needle into Seattle’s skyline, the city is celebrating that anniversary by offering an array of new things to see and do at Seattle...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sand-sational

CORONADO, Calif.Like a Hollywood star, Coronado’s 1.5-mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand.That’s one of the reasons why Coronado – flanked by the...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wild ride!

ORLANDO, Fla. The first phases of a reimagined Fantasyland at Florida’s Walt Disney World, the new Cars Land at California’s Disneyland based on the “Cars” movies, and Universal Studios Hollywood’s...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Having fun like kids, minus kids, at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disneyland is not just for sugar-soaked kids. Consider, all you grown-up women out there, going for a gals’ day out. That’s exactly what my childhood friend Joanna and I, both of...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Artist’s link with the outdoors on display

ALBUQUERQUE – Georgia O’Keeffe could handle the inhospitable conditions of the American Southwest, with its intense sun and rugged terrain. Her clothes tell part of the story – jeans worn at the...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cheapergasnot going toboost summer driving

NEW YORK – Cheaper gas won’t be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They’re still too worried about their jobs and the economy.Economists and tourism experts are expecting...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tableforone?

NEW YORK Are you filled with wanderlust, but sticking close to home because you lack a like-minded companion? Solo travel is an extraordinary, accessible opportunity that can involve big or small...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Before They Were Famous’

NEW YORK – Andy Warhol once predicted 15 minutes of fame for everyone.But 25 years after his death, the pop artist’s reputation and impact on the contemporary art world show no signs of fading. His...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Doc rolls out ‘Hangover Heaven’onVegas Strip

LAS VEGAS – He had a Las Vegas wedding to attend, but Bryan Dalia was hung over from some marathon partying the night before.“I did two bachelor parties, back-to-back,” Dalia said, putting his hand...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

Doubling down at the Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Shadowbox with a silhouetted Muhammad Ali. Grab a bat and take a few swings in a batting cage at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Dig into a Hot Brown at the place where the savory...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel

New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest starts

NEW ORLEANS – When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of New Orleans music had drowned with the city. But if its...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Travel