Southwest Life

Crews work to repair washed-out scenic highway near Big Sur

SAN FRANCISCO – Crews worked Monday to determine when they can rebuild a section of scenic roadway near Big Sur after it collapsed in torrential rain last week, but the damage was not as bad as...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary before travel

The European Union sought Monday to ease concerns that citizens might be obliged to get shots against the coronavirus before they’re allowed to travel, as debate swirls over the use of vaccination...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Number of daily hikers triples at popular Southwest rock formation The Wave

SALT LAKE CITY – Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the elusive permits needed to explore the colorful, contoured landscape of a hike called The Wave in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

TULUM, Mexico – The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

NEW YORK – Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gorillas test positive for coronavirus at San Diego park

SAN DIEGO – Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Lava spatters, flows inside crater of Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU – Lava spattered and flowed over the weekend inside the crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting in December. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava is confined to the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums

LONDON – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and try to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to U.S. tourism

PHOENIX – This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven’t driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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