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A GeoQuiz to get you in tune

The bosses are away this week on business determining the coordinates for the future GeoQuiz Hall of Fame Museum. That means we can finally loosen up and have a little bit of fun. This week we...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Are your GeoQuiz answers on key?

Answers to the GeoQuiz: 1 Scotland, bagpipe. By the way, do you know why bagpipe players are always marching? They're trying to get away fromthe sound, too. 2. Banjo 3. Hawaii, ukulele 4. Tuba,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Help! My baggage didn't make the connection

Q: I am a Marine based in Nicosia, Cyprus. I have a situation, and I am looking for some guidance.I recently bought tickets from Travelocity for my fiancée, Cara. Her return itinerary had her...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

White Death of 1936

EAST MANCOS RIVER BASIN - The February blizzard had lasted six days when the avalanche cut loose, cascading down thewest side of the La Plata Mountains and sweeping everything in its path. Five...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Like M*A*S*H, today's GeoQuiz is painless

We ask you, say, “What was the setting for the TV show 'Miami Vice'?" Your answer is … no, not Cleveland. Try again. Yes, Miami! You are now ready to take this week's GeoQuiz. However, we're...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Questions most frequently asked by travelers

David Harm is worried about his wife's ticket to Omsk, Russia.When he made her reservation through Aeroflot's Web site, his finger slipped - “I hit the 'L' key instead of the 'K'key" - and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mardi Gras World artists celebrate carnival all year

NEW ORLEANS - It's always carnival time at Mardi Gras World. The family-run business has been making mega-floats forsome of the biggest and best Mardi Gras parades for more than 60 years.The...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Today's quiz is all about name-calling

What's in a name? Or, more pertinent for today's GeoQuiz, what goes into a name?In the United States, we've begged, borrowed and stolen from other countries for many of our city, state...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Travelers can find cheaper rental rate away from airport

The best rate Darren Popik could find on a weekend car rental at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport recently was$114. So he decided to look elsewhere.Popik, a Los Angeles-based blogger, widened...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Stop stewing and dig in to potpourri

Funny how ideas evolve. Originally, this was to be a GeoQuiz on U.S. interstates. You were to answer questions such as “Ogallala, Neb., and Youngstown, Ohio, are both on what interstate?" It...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

Poof! There go my SkyMiles and dream anniversary trip

Q: I've been saving my Delta Air Lines frequent-flier miles for many, many years to take my wife on a 20th anniversarytrip this year. I received all of my statements by regular mail. A few months...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

The Doc is in

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Of all the gamblers and outlaws who rode the Old West, only one was a dentist. He died oftuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, one of the fastest, meanest card sharks of his day. ...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel

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