Southwest Life

Giving Guatemala a chance

ANTIGUA, Guatemala – Everyone told me not to go. Even a friend who lived in Guatemala for six months advised me against going. I planned the trip and canceled it twice. But in the end I let my...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Do your homework before booking historic inn

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. – The website used words like “rustic” and “old-world style accommodations” for the lodge, but somehow I read that as “charming” and “romantic.” When I arrived at the...

DATE: June 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Rev up to these freebies in Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it’s not the only one. Covering about 8,000 square miles, the Black...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

Dr. Beach names top spot

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. 1. Less surprisingly,...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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