Southwest Life

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imaginations

POMPEII, Italy – Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. 79,...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Missing from New Zealand’s slopes? Snow

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Winter has rolled into its third month in New Zealand, and Nick Jarman says he’s going stir crazy as he stares out at the driving rain on the small ski area he manages in...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Great white tourism

CHATHAM, Mass. – Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in “Jaws,” in which one of the animals terrorizes a small...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

The challenge of keeping our skies safe

NEW YORK – More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling with your teen

NEW YORK – Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there’s the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. Then come the...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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