Southwest Life

At internment camp, shadows of forgotten history

GRANADA – If you aren’t careful on this southeastern Colorado rural highway, you might easily pass the signs leading to a site that marks a dark and unjust episode in U.S. history. But slow down...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Touching the stars from Kitt Peak

TUCSON, Ariz. – A journey of 335 million miles begins at 6,875 feet. It does for me, anyway, as I stand on an Arizona mountaintop on a dazzling night counting Jupiter’s moons. I am at the Kitt Peak...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mom, son roll across U.S. by train

ABOARD THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR – The train conductor gave a surprised start as he checked our tickets. “What possessed you to do that?” he asked, staring at us. It wasn’t the first time my 9-year-old...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Egypt: It’s time to go

CAIRO – When I told people I planned to visit Egypt, family, friends – even waiters – replied, “Wow!” and “Amazing!” But their eyes said, “Are you insane?” Egypt’s once-thriving tourism industry...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Holiday travelers, book your flight now

DALLAS – If you haven’t booked your holiday trip yet, there is no time to waste. Prices are already rising for the days around Thanksgiving as seats become more scarce and will start rising...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travelers love to hate new discount airlines

DALLAS – When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless. “We’re looking at the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ireland’s wild and stately County Wicklow

WICKLOW, Ireland – The road winds across the spine of the mountains, past a seemingly endless wilderness of heather-covered bogs, lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and trails. There is an eerie...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Get your kicks – and books – on Route 66

ALBUQUERQUE – Travelers along historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles have no problem finding their fix of fake American Indian jewelry and vintage Elvis posters. But along this path...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

A gem in the Blue Ridge

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – This is an old soul of a city renewed by a hipster vibe. Attractions range from new beer breweries and a honey bar to the 120-year-old Biltmore mansion. You can see artists at...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sewer museum reveals ‘intestines of Paris’

PARIS – Forget Versailles, the Eiffel Tower and French fashion. When I want to be impressed by a marvel of Parisian design I head to the Musee des Egouts, aka the Sewer Museum. Sure, not everyone...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

Take a spin in Seattle

SEATTLE – It doesn’t always rain in Seattle, despite its reputation, so pack sunglasses for your next visit, and be sure to catch new attractions like the Great Wheel along with classics like the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

In city-states, Mayans built complex culture

SAN DIEGO – The splendor of Mayan civilization is captured in a compact exhibit here at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” blends authentic artifacts,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Travel

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