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Bracing For Fire

Lab Notes | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
Lab Notes

This summer, throughout the West, higher temperatures and decreased precipitation brought on by climate change have ramped up the frequency of wildfires -- big, catastrophic fires -- while a century of fire suppression feeds the flames with a thick tangle of fuel in our overgrown forests.

The Perfect Southwest Road Trip For Fit Travelers

Jon Weisberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

It's the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service, so Pam and I invited our friend Judy to join us on a 10-day road trip to the Four Corners where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet.

Living History at Aztec Ruins National Monument

James Orndorf | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

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Flying While Muslim or Arab: Know Your Rights As An Airline Passenger

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 04.21.2016 | Travel
Zainab Chaudry

It's no secret that now is not a popular time to be Muslim or Arab in America. Unfortunately, that doesn't only matter if we place stock in popularity contests. The repercussions are impacting these communities in different ways -- including our ability to travel and move about freely without fear of being profiled or subjected to excessive scrutiny.

From NPR's Latino USA: Blood and Betrayal in the Southwest

Latino USA | Posted 03.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn't mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. Land disputes led to segregation, discrimination and even state-sanctioned violence. Latino USA looks into the history of resistance leaders like Juan Cortina and Reies López Tijerina, the dark side of the Texas Rangers and school segregation in an episode dedicated to the often untold history of blood and betrayal in the Southwest.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2017 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

That One Time You Forgot Headphones for the Plane Ride

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

There are a couple of options here for in-flight headphones, one that includes being at the mercy of screaming children. Hmmm. This post originally a...

Climate Change Killing Trees Off At Alarming Rates

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

A recent study has determined that if global warming continues unchecked at its current projected pace, we could see nearly all needleleaf evergreen t...

Five Reasons to Visit Santa Fe Now

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 12.13.2016 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I can never get enough of the fall, especially during the extravagant spectacle that plays out as the leaves burst brightly into flame. This year an i...

Man Shares Baklava With Airline Passengers Who Profiled Him

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics

Two men were temporarily blocked from boarding a Southwest flight in Chicago on Wednesday when a passenger became nervous after overhearing them speak...

Southwest Is Offering $49 Flights All Over The Country

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel

How do you recover from a major customer service disaster? Give away flights for cheap, of course! On the heels of a computer glitch fiasco that cause...

Southwest Airlines Fixes Nasty Computer Glitch

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel

This morning, Southwest Airlines has fixed a computer glitch that delayed approximately 500 flights on Sunday. Technical systems should be working no...

5 Incredible Places in the Southwest You've Never Heard of Before

MiniTime | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel

When most travelers think of the American Southwest, they imagine iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. However, if your family is looking for something a little different, consider adding one of these very kid-friendly, under-the-radar places to your itinerary.

Southwest Offering $59 Flights In Incredible Two-Day Flash Sale

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.13.2017 | Travel

Southwest Airlines has jumped on the flash sale bandwagon this week, with flights as low as $59 for travel from August 25, 2015 to February 10, 2016. ...

A Newcomer's Photographic Jaunt Around Austin, Texas

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Christine Stoddard

During my first visit to Austin, Texas, I had no car. Over the course of four days, I walked as much as my body could withstand in the high heat and photographed the Live Music Capital of the World's urban textures.

Southwest Airlines Offering $47 Flights In Epic Four-Day Flash Sale

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is offering flights as low as $47 during an epic three-day flash sale from June 2 through June 4.

Here's One Frequent Flyer Program You Should Actually Join

Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel

According to a recent poll from Airefarewatchdog, Southwest Airlines has the best frequent flyer program in the domestic market.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Skiing in New Mexico

Liftopia | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

New Mexico may not receive the same attention as its neighboring states of Colorado or Utah, but the Land of Enchantment has its fair share of great skiing.

I Am Not Free to Move About the Cabin

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

The daily life of ALS is constantly filled with challenges for everyone involved. It is not just me, the patient (I hate that word), but for everyone around me. This is never more true than when travel, especially air travel, is on the horizon.

'Green News Report' -- February 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil train explosion - make that two; Schizophrenic e...

Valuing Diversity and Investing in Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Imagine how different things for children might be if politicians were the ones to lose their jobs for failing to improve education, reduce child poverty, etc. What is needed is a focus on the needs of children before it is too late.

The Real Talking Stick: A Visit to a Reservation in Scottsdale

Judith Fein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Judith Fein

The houses got sparser and the flat, parched, winter landscape was crowned and made glorious by the red-hued mountains in the distance. We tried to imagine what our meeting with Royce and Debbie Nez-Manuel would be like. It was nothing like our imaginings.

Among Santa Fe's Many Virtues? History, Art, Culture, Hospitality and Killer Vintage Clothing

Bob Richter | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

It's also safe to say that I've never visited a city as friendly as Santa Fe. From the cab drivers to the staff at the hotel, to retailers to strangers on the street, this town is populated by people who clearly love it -- and love sharing it with others.