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Best seats still available for GeoQuiz

Are we in a rut?Since its debut on Feb. 15, 2004, every GeoQuiz has been fill-in-the-blank or multiple choice. This time, one of ourzillions of loyal readers suggested, you should make it an essay...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Don't fly high: Five reasons to lose the booze when traveling

Don't drink and fly.Words to live by, not just if you're a pilot, but also if you're a passenger.Sandra Langer explains why: On a recent trip from Amsterdam to New York, she watched a good number...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Help! My car rental company is taking me to court

Q: We recently rented a car through Hertz in Scotland. When we returned the vehicle, we asked a representative if he wanted to inspect it. He declined.To our surprise, we later found a $250 charge...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

No skating through this GeoQuiz

The "goal" of this GeoQuiz is to keep you - the reader - out of the penalty box.The fact that this week's theme revolves around the sport of hockey shouldn't send you off to the Dear Abby column....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

The Guns of Imogene

IMOGENE PASS - Colorado tourism promoters extol our scenery, our fall colors and our snow-capped peaks, but nobodymentions our historic machine-gun nest above 13,000 feet. At the top of Imogene...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Just how colorful is Colorado?

First we picked on Delaware. That was way too easy. Then we went big: Texas. Apparently Texans are not easily irked. There was little response to the Oct. 18 GeoQuiz - even to the No. 2 bodily...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

This week, we pick on someone bigger

Believe it or not, some Dela-wareans were a little miffed by the last GeoQuiz.All I can say is we achieved our goal, and that was to reassure ourselves that, yes indeed, someone does actually care...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Leaping salmon and Kodiak bears, oh my

It’s been said that Durango is a small town made up of people from big towns, each bringing a unique lifestyle, occupation and creativity. They arrive because of the beauty that surrounds us. Rita...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why does one day less cost me three times more?

Q: My car rental company has more than tripled the rate it charged me, and I don’t know what to do. I had prepaid $390 for the car through Alamo’s Web site. When my flight was canceled, I called...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Desert Wines

ELGIN, Ariz. – Grapes aren’t supposed to grow in the desert. But here in this southern Arizona town, surrounded by endless, rolling green and amber hills, the Callaghan family is de-stemming...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mystery of the missing bruins locked in heart of S. San Juans

PLATORO – Thirty years ago this fall, the last grizzly bear in Colorado was killed in the South San Juans. Supposedly. On the chance that a big bruin or two had been hiding in the remote wilderness...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eleven things you must know about Delaware

For many, many years there has been a perception that the GeoQuiz picks on the state of Delaware. This perception is terribly unfounded.Here at GeoQuiz, we absolutely do not pick on Delaware. We...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

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