Southwest Life

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

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