Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 to 24 kilometers) …

Bike Share in Downtown Las Vegas #RTCBikeShare

Photo: Ron Mader, Bike Share The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas. I’m referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. New in 2017 is a bike share program run by the city — https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare Officials say that ‘bike sharing makes it economical and convenient …

Philadelphia

What we know about Philadelphia – Origin story of the USA, hosts Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships. National treasure Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Philadelphia? Can you recommend any Philadelphia resources? Twitter When does the rugby start? #philadelphia #pennmutualcrc #socialweb @NBCSports @USASevensRugby pic.twitter.com/0fwJFzqCvJ — Ron Mader (@ronmader) June 4, 2017 #ThursdayMotivation …

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 …

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Ancestral Puebloans inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps   Zion …

Call for Public Comment on National Monuments

Washington, DC – The Interior Department has recently announced a public comment period for the review of President Trump’s executive order calling for the Interior Department to review a range of National Monuments created over the past 16 years through Presidential proclamations. The complete list is here. Written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument must be …