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Mersey, Mersey - and other musical hints

Muslims go to Mecca. Jews go to Israel. Christians go to Jerusalem. Nonbelievers go somewhere else, but that's not important because today we're merely talking about the living. And that's the...

DATE: April 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

By unbundling services, airlines are making a bundle

What's an airline ticket? Is it just an agreement to carry you from point A to point B? Or is there more to it? Airline executives seem to think that a ticket is a seat on a plane, and that's...

DATE: April 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

City of Murals

DELTA - There's no glory in sweeping small-town sidewalks, yet Art Briggs never sought glory - only friendship.He rode his bicycle all over town, slept in a small room in the Delta House for...

DATE: April 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

It's time for GeoQuiz answers

Answers to the GeoQuiz 1. Alabama. 2. Charleston is the capital of W.Va. It's also the largest city, according to the 2000 Census, with 53,483 folks. Huntington is next at 51,889 and Parkersburg...

DATE: April 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Time for the GeoQuiz

Time waits for no one. Here at GeoQuiz headquarters, we do have extreme powers. Yes, one could almost call them superpowers. But we cannot stop time. We did try once. We took the batteries out...

DATE: April 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Where's my deposit? Tour operator uses tricky terms

Q: I'm writing in the hope that you can help us secure the return of our deposits from a tour operator.My mother and I booked a wine tour in Spain through a company called The Unique Traveller,...

DATE: April 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Paddle over to GeoQuiz answers

Answers to the "">GeoQuiz 1. Rio Grande National Forest. Although its origin is San Juan...

DATE: March 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Rivers run through this GeoQuiz

Even things big have humble beginnings. Such is true of rivers. If you get close enough to the source of the mighty Mississippi, for instance, you can walk across it. That's what I've heard,...

DATE: March 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Spanning the Ages

MARBLE CANYON, Ariz. - Something unexpected happened on my way across the bridge.Only two bridges top the Grand Canyon, and they sit side by side. I'd driven across the modern highway bridge a...

DATE: March 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

The GeoQuiz: We're going downhill fast

Just when you thought it was safe to forget about the Winter Olympics, it's time for a little brush-up exam. Yes, we here at GeoQuiz had so much fun from Feb. 12-28, watching the action from...

DATE: March 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

How to increase your happy coincidences during a trip

Accidents happen when you travel.The bad accidents - the fender-benders, the missed airline connections, the unfortunate food-borne illnesses - are the ones that come tomind first, of course.Here's...

DATE: March 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

A GeoQuiz to get you in tune

The bosses are away this week on business determining the coordinates for the future GeoQuiz Hall of Fame Museum. That means we can finally loosen up and have a little bit of fun. This week we...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

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