Southwest Life

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

Swooping into Normandy

COMMES, France – Weather in Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind gave way to sunshine, then lightning storms over the sea. We watched and waited for the signal to jump. With a window...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines are expecting more travelers to fly this summer

NEW YORK – More travelers will take to the skies this summer, the U.S. airlines’ trade and lobby group predicted last week. About 210 million passengers – or 2.28 million a day– are expected to fly...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Yellowstone’s vastness, many wonders

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it’s certainly worth seeing, along with other geysers. But the geysers are just...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

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