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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

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

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