Southwest Life

Parks, markets, among free options in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two decades ago, the city of Portland’s Yellow Bike Project put hundreds of canary-colored two-wheelers on the streets for public use. It was an earnest effort, utterly without...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Historic ride on Zephyr

EMERYVILLE, Calif. The journey east on Amtrak’s California Zephyr train is as good as the destination. Riding the rails from the San Francisco Bay area to Reno, Nev., offers beautiful views and a...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Musical happenings

GULF SHORES, Ala. Karen Pery doesn’t consider herself a jazz fan. Yet for each of the last four years, she’s spent $3,000 and flown nearly 4,000 miles round trip to attend the New Orleans Jazz and...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Plenty free in D.C.: Here are 5 suggestions

WASHINGTON – There probably are more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world. The most popular museums and the zoo are free, thanks to government...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Help ensure travel safety with these tips

NEW YORK – Recent high-profile attacks on tourists in India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico – including rapes – have raised questions about personal safety for overseas travel, especially for women. But...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Remembering ‘42’

NEW YORK With the movie “42” bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Bottoms up

CLERMONT, Ky.Bourbon fan Tim Allen started his day of sightseeing by sipping whiskeys crafted at a Jim Beam distillery. Where else are prelunch nips more commonplace than in Kentucky bourbon...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Odds are you’ll like these Vegas freebies

LAS VEGAS – If you've got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it – the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne money can buy – and that's before you even hit the casino...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Baseball odyssey goes extra innings

SAN FRANCISCOIf you’re a baseball fan looking to add a new pastime to your vacation itinerary, consider setting a goal to visit all 30 of the sport’s major league stadiums.I began my crusade about...

DATE: March 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Free things to do on drive through Fla. Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Florida Keys offers every water activity imaginable from sailing to sport fishing. But a fishing charter or snorkeling excursion will cost you. Fortunately, the Keys, a series...

DATE: March 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Fla. Panhandle: Fun for budget travelers

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The gleaming white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Florida’s Panhandle draw millions of visitors each year, but this area isn’t known for glitz, glamour and high-end hot...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mysterious moai

EASTER ISLAND, ChileF rom its famed giant stone statues to finding a good, affordable hotel, Easter Island is full of mysteries.There are ancient questions, such as how the statues were...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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