Southwest Life

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

Nazareth in the 21st Century

NAZARETH, Israel - When Pope Benedict XVI pays a visit this month to the town where Jesus grew up, he will bring brief attention to a Holy Land destination that is at once world-famous and unjustly...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

There's a world of beaches to discover

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 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz: You'll soon be on your way

Answers to the GeoQuiz from Page 12C:1. Fort Lauderdale. Major William Lauderdale commanded the soldiers who built the first fort.2. Lake Powell3. Puerto Penasco4. Cancun5. San Diego6. Cabo San...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

GeoQuiz: It's time to prepare for spring break

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: March 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

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