Southwest Life

Pricey green travel is in decline

Green travel is dead.I arrived at this unlikely conclusion while talking with Mike Ragsdale, the "town evangelist" for a seaside community in northwest Florida called Alys Beach."People think being...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Time to 'state' your claim as GeoQuiz champ

The letdown is palpable.Every year since 1999, five times a year, the U.S. Mint has issued a new state quarter.Until last month.You see, 10 years x 5 states per year = 50, and we are therefore out...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hunger for the Truth

LAKE CITY - This month, 135 years ago, began the six-week ordeal in which starving and disoriented Alferd E. Packer stopped eating wild rose petals. Instead, trapped in the deep snows of the San...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cave art is found deep in France's Dordogne Valley

LES EYZIES DE TAC, France - The 12 of us who are gathered together in front of the entrance to the Font de Gaume cave to meet our English-speaking guide whisper together anxiously. It will be a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Was King Tut ever MVP of Super Bowl?

So, we've come to the annual convergence of Snowdown and the Super Bowl.All the excitement and pageantry of a Durango winter is boiled into one weekend in late January and/or early...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Online customer caught in the opt-out trap

Q: I have a question about travel insurance that I bought online when I booked airline tickets. Actually, I didn't mean to buy the insurance. I was on the Frontier Airlines Web site, and there was...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Geo Quiz Answers:Wonder if you're correct?

Answers to the GeoQuiz:1. The Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico, was home of the Mayans.Note: The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were voted in as an "honorary candidate." Perhaps it means that more...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Geo Quiz: Welcome to a world of wonders

Ever been to the Acropolis in Greece?The Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Opera House?How about England's Stonehenge or Turkey's Hagia Sophia or Japan's Kiyomizu?Or, more likely, the Statue of Liberty?If...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hardships at the Lonely Dell

LEES FERRY, Ariz. - You had to struggle to make a living out here. You had to have real backbone," says Clela Johnson, whose grandfather worked at the Lonely Dell Ranch on the Paria River just...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

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