Southwest Life

Intruders routinely breach boundaries of U.S. airports

Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down – not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Galapagos Islands delight land-dwelling tourists

A deeply tanned woman on the side of a dirt road called out to a pair of bikini-clad tourists pushing bikes. Her voice rose over the slapping waves and hoots of encouragement rising from a nearby...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Could you endure the world’s longest flight?

As long flights go, Singapore Airlines’ epic almost-19-hour, 9,534-mile journey from Newark to Singapore was once the standard-bearer against which all others were measured. But the...

DATE: June 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Italy’s history, people surprise and delight Durango travelers

From the chaos of Milan’s Centrale Stazione, the train ride west to the village of Orta San Giulio nestled along Italy’s Lago d’Orta is only a serene hour away. The walk to the hotel pulling...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Road-trip apps to make your trip fly by

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps – they’re useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

A rail journey to Glacier National Park

EAST GLACIER, Mont. Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren’t driving, so yes, we’d have some...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dust storm danger rises in the Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. – It’s that time of year in the Southwest – and as far as Alaska – when dust storms take shape, raising health and safety risks as plumes of dirt take to the sky. A dry winter means...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Costa Rica: Family embraces adventure on land, sea

MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica It is one thing to go to the beach and watch a sea gull fly off with your bag of Doritos. It is something else entirely to go to the beach and watch a white-faced...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

This pricing strategy can keep you guessing

NEW YORK – Down a shot of tequila at The Blind Burro and the second round may cost you more. Or less. It all depends on what everyone else is drinking. Tequila prices at the San Diego bar and...

DATE: May 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Giants of the deep star in San Diego exhibit

SAN DIEGO It’s a whale of an exhibition – literally. “Whales: Giants of the Deep,” an exhibition with multiple participatory activities that will be at the San Diego Natural History Museum through...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

Chinese zodiac sculptures turn heads in Boston

BOSTON – A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations. “Circle of Animals/Zodiac...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

The offseason can be the right time to travel

Among the many photos I have from a recent vacation to Utah, one shows me at Canyonlands National Park, cupping my hands around my eyes and peering into the Island in the Sky Visitor Center. It was...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Travel

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