In a refreshing change of pace, we’re able to share some good news from the airlines: The inauguration of new nonstop flights. Here is sampling of upcoming routes with the most interest to leisure travelers: Dallas to Barbados (thrice weekly starting December 16 with American). In Barbados, Mr. Harper recommends Cobblers Cove (a member of the Harper Alliance) and Sandy Lane (pictured above). St. Louis to Puerto Vallarta (Saturdays starting December 18 with Frontier). In the Puerto Vallarta area, Mr. Harper recommends the Casa de Mita and Las Alamandas (both members of the Alliance), as well as the Four Seasons Punta Mita. Kansas City to Cabo San Lucas (Saturdays starting December 18 with Frontier). In the Cabo San Lucas area, Mr. Harper recommends Las Ventanas al Paraíso (a member of the Alliance), Esperanza, One & Only Palmilla and Posada la Poza. San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes (daily starting December 16 with United/Skywest). In the Yosemite area, Mr. Harper recommends the Chateau du Sureau.