Southwest Life

19-year-old flies 29,000 miles around globe

A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Matt Guthmiller, 19, completed the more than 29,000-mile journey in a leased single-engine airplane late Monday...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Sweet Home Alabama’ to welcome tourists

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs strengthening the state’s official connection to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song title “Sweet Home...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Car rental companies rev up exotic offerings

LAS VEGAS – There’s a chance now for the middle class to feel like movie stars. Or for a movie star to feel like a movie star away from home. In the past few years, some of the biggest car rental...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tiny Belize teems with jungle ruins, sea life

SAN IGNACIO, Belize – The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize’s island chain. But tiny Belize has a major advantage in reeling in the...

DATE: July 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Busting five myths about tipping

Tipping may be the most confusing travel behavior of all. Haven’t we all wondered about when to tip, whom to tip and how much? Let’s debunk five myths to help guide you on your next trip. There’s...

DATE: July 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fidel’s former limos reborn as taxicabs

HAVANA – In a former life they were the “comandante’s” cars: A fleet of black, boxy, Soviet-made limousines that for years were at the disposal of the presidency in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Today, the...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scientists resume digging at La Brea Tar Pits in LA

LOS ANGELES – The public can once again get a close look at scientists working to uncover the bones of saber-toothed cats, mastodons and mammoths in the heart of Los Angeles. Officials at La Brea...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Roaming the ruins

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

For World Cup tourists, sticker shock to kick in

RIO DE JANEIRO – World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices. Unlike nearby Latin American nations where a tourist’s U.S. dollar or European Union euro seemingly...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mysterious Manaus

MANAUS, Brazil – Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that’s what...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

More airports adopt free Wi-Fi

ATLANTA – Steve Parker, sitting in the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was about to dig into his bag for a hot spot device when he noticed a poster nearby. “Wi-Fi Before...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Remembering WWI

YPRES, Belgium Crimson poppies still dance in the breeze as if nothing horrific happened in Flanders Fields. But a century after the start of World War I, the flowers endure as a symbol of war...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

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