Southwest Life

Rooted in History

While prehistoric ancestral Puebloans left thousands of archaeological sites across the Southwest, the historic Ute presence is harder to determine.The secret is in tall ponderosa pine trees that...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

It's raining cat and dog answers

Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. Australia and Germany.2. Thailand. It was Siam until June 23, 1939. It was renamed Siam from 1945 to 1949, and then again renamed Thailand. If you play the...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Kids on a plane! Five fixes for unruly junior passengers

Kids on a plane.No four words incite more acrimonious debate among air travelers. Not "your flight is delayed." Not "here's a new fee." Not even "snakes on a plane."On one side, you have childless...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz's pet project comes to life

For three years, Herb Folsom has shirked his duties as guest GeoQuiz writer.Well, all you Herb fans, he's back - with a vengeance.Maybe not with a vengeance, but at least with a slight mean...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Eyes on the land

Where on Durango's College Drive do you see a lavender size-40D bra hanging in a street side window? Why, the national office of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, of course.As the nation has become...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz- Great answers to great places

Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. The Great Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids are perhaps the only true rival to the Great Sphinx when one thinks of ancient Egypt and its architecture. The age...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz-Do you know these places? You should

Editor's note: This is the last in a series of GeoQuizzes written by students in Durango High School teacher Kurt Zeiner's geography class. For a class project, Zeiner had students gather into...

DATE: June 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotwire haywire for 'Hell in London'

Q: I just returned from London, where I had a reservation at the Park Hotel. I had booked the room through Hotwire.com, and was very disappointed with the way things turned out.My son and I arrived...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz thinks global, acts local

Editor's note: The Herald is running a series of GeoQuizzes written by students in Durango High School teacher Kurt Zeiner's geography class. For a class project, Zeiner had students gather into...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Answers abound in Colorado

Answers to the GeoQuiz:1. The Colorado Buffaloes were the 1990 season college football champions. Their campus is in Boulder.2. Trinidad is the town that leads the world in sex changes.3. "Dumb and...

DATE: May 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

End of the Trail?

COMB RIDGE, Utah - Exploring the Southwest on foot and with burros in the early 1930s, 20-year-old vagabond artist Everett Ruess wrote, "I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. ......

DATE: May 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

Our own enemy: Five types of travelers killing tourism

Are tourists destroying tourism?The ones Bob Menconi saw on the lido deck of the Celebrity Solstice were - one heaping plateful at a time.At the megaship's all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, they piled...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel