Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, August 17th, 2012

  • National Park Quiz 101 challenged you to identify the “ringer park” in at least eight out of ten sets of parks. Ringer parks are underlined below, with accompanying explanations. This is not a complete tally of possible ringer park choices, just the most obvious ones.


  • You can't visit the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C., and not be moved by the war memorials. They are poignant reminders of our nation's conflicts during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Touring them, you can't help but think of the great sacrifices made during each conflict.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

  • Our Ringer VII quiz requires you to examine sets of park names and decide which park in each set is different from the others in a significant way and “does not belong there.” For example, if you were to examine a set consisting of Acadia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Devils Postpile National Monument, you could logically say that Acadia does not belong bec

Friday, August 10th, 2012

  • To solve the Mystery Spot 47 puzzle you had to figure out what named place in which of America’s 397 national parks can be identified by interpreting the following clues:

    Along the shore there are seekers of ore
    In an ancient keep, high above a vast deep.
    My mind’s eye saw them
    Though they’re not real men
    As we passed them once, and soon once again.

    [i]Bonus clue, no ext

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  • Mystery Spot 47 is a named feature in one of America’s nearly 400 national parks. See if you can identify it using the clues provided below. Traveler readers answering correctly will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a signed copy of Stephen R.

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