Southwest Life

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

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