Southwest Life

Basque country offers variety of experiences

On a recent trip to the Basque region of northern Spain, Durango travelers enjoyed two very different village experiences.MorellaTurning our backs on the southern seacoast of Spain, we head inland...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Attention riveted on national parks

By Herb FolsomSpecial to the HeraldKen Burns has a six-episode television special on our national parks starting Sept. 27 on PBS. Somehow, he must have been tipped off in regard to this week's...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Can I get a refund for my downgraded airline seat?

Q: We bought two first-class airline tickets to Peru on TACA through Cheaptickets.com. But we soon found out they were economy-class seats.We've asked the airline for a $1,100 refund - the price...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

India trip a lifetime experience for author, niece

In my impressionable 20s, an acquaintance told me she went to India with her aunt. She said she went out of the hotel, looked at the street scene, vomited, went back into the hotel and didn't go...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

5 secrets for avoiding sky-high phone bills on the road

When it comes to "gotcha" fees, the cellular phone industry makes travel companies look like rank amateurs.Take what happened to P. Morgan Brown when his wife decided to take a spur-of-the-moment...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Safe & Cheap Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai has earned itself an unlikely spot amid the world's ritziest - and priciest - beachside hot spots. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and David Beckham all have been...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Under the RAINBOW

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah - In the Southwest 100 years ago this month, two expeditions raced to find one of the great natural wonders of the world.In August in the canyons of southern Utah, the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Center yourself for this week's GeoQuiz

"John's excuse for not writing this week's GeoQuiz lies somewhere between a Colorado Rockies game and tracing his leprechaun heritage. So I will attempt to fill those monster shoes with a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

The Central answers are listed here

Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.2. Mayan.3. Belize.4. California gold rush of 1848-1855.5. Costa Rica.6. El...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Here are the answers to your Mideast crisis

Answers to the GeoQuiz:1. Mediterranean Sea.2. The Red Sea, which separates northeast Africa from the Arabian peninsula.2a. Egypt.2b. Sudan.3. Syria.4. Turkey is in both Europe and Asia.5. Black...

DATE: July 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

See if you are a match for the complex geography of the Mideast

The Middle East is a dense fabric of people, cultures and countries. It's also a place of which many Americans are ignorant.It's so hard when all the countries sound alike - Iran, Iraq, Israel. How...

DATE: July 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hey, that's not the hotel I booked

Q: I am writing to you in frustration over how Orbitz has misled me and now will not even admit to its obvious mistake.I recently booked our annual vacation through Orbitz at Barcelo Maya Palace in...

DATE: July 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel