Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for 2018. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler, Lone Tree Breaking News – Today (December 4, 2017) the US government will announce plans to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument. We will be updating this page. Twitter shoutout: @savebearsears @AltBearsEarsNM  @UtahDineBikeyah Hashtags: #ProtectBearsEarsNow,  #StandWithBearsEars, #MonumentsForAll Spotlight on Responsible Travel Responsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …

Parque Nacional Revillagigedo

Photo: Mexican Government This week Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the Decree of the Revillagigedo National Park (Parque Nacional Revillagigedo). This is the largest totally protected marine park in North America, with an area of 14,808,780 hectares. In the current administration, six Natural Protected Areas and five safeguard zones have been decreed, equivalent to …

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers to a sacred …

UNESCO

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Unesco The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and …

Dog Park

Dog Park = Park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners. Embedded Tweets Today at the dog park 🐕 pic.twitter.com/NZQcPFi4jj — Ron Mader (@ronmader) April 10, 2018 Another beautiful day in the dog park with Zoe pic.twitter.com/hEtm7kGqTv — Ron Mader (@ronmader) November 26, 2017 Our …