Southwest Life

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

Air Chapter 11: Five tips on how to survive the bankrupt skies

If I were a bettin’ man, I’d put some money on a big airline filing for bankruptcy protection in the not-too-distant future.My oddsmaker is Robert Herbst, who publishes AirlineFinancials. com....

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

China turns 60

BEIJING – In a country preparing for the onslaught of swine flu, the People’s Republic of China was not about to cancel its massive 60th anniversary celebrations. They took place as scheduled...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Travel

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