Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

  • Swimsuit season is nearly here. Are you ready for the beach? There are loads of beaches in the national parks -- even a few “clothing optional” ones for people who don’t like tan lines. This week's quiz will assess your knowledge of all kinds of beaches in the national parks. Answers are at the end. No peeking.


Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

  • Bridges are among the most favored of all human structures. They serve us well, make a bold visual statement, and open the door to a storehouse of memories and relationships. Who doesn’t admire the elegantly clean lines of suspension bridges? Who can look at a covered bridge without thinking of a halcyon time when life was simpler and slower and friendlier?

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

  • Like the other publications in the Journals Unlimited “Write it Down” series, Let’s Go See All 50! is rooted in this simple philosophy: “Life is an adventure. It is not the destination we reach that’s the most rewarding. It’s the journey along the way. So write it down!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

  • Folks had fun with the little quiz we published last week, so we’ve decided to publish a national park system quiz every week. Most will be themed. The first one was about centers, and several people reported excellent scores. Let's see how you do with this one about straddlers.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

  • Nevada Barr’s 14th park-based mystery novel, Winter Study, is a New York Times Best Seller. You’ve already read it, so now you’re wondering what Super Ranger Anna Pigeon will be doing in #15. Traveler knows all, and reveals it here for the first time anywhere.

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