Las Vegas

Photo: Skyline Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storie/d cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of September 2019,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits …

Mexico Roadtrip

Photo: South Road trip! Preparing the next roadtrip from Austin to Guadalajara with a side trip to Mexico City. This is a whirlwind adventure in November, not as slowly as the tortoise prefers to travel, but with time for reflection and meetups with old friends and new discovering new places and faces. Driving in Mexico? …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo: Monarch Sanctuary Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo (Promoting Protection). Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing bespoke trips for individual clients and small groups. Her …

Home Means Nevada

Nevada Flag Home means Nevada is the regional anthem of the U.S. state of Nevada. It was written by Bertha Rafetto in 1932 and officially adopted by the Nevada Legislature in 1933 as the official state song. Embedded Tweets Home now means #Nevada https://t.co/tlTtCLPgmU pic.twitter.com/Zix5plxPBi — Ron Mader (@ronmader) November 20, 2019 Wikipedia Home Means …

Driving in Mexico

Photo: Abasto(s) 2011 Author’s note: Updating one of Planeta.com’s oldest features, presented without necessary edits and updates. Suggestions are welcome. Good news – major roads have good signage – displaying the highway number, kilometer marker, and mileage for upcoming cities. An added plus are solar-powered emergency telephones on the toll (cuota) highways. Most toll roads …

Mezcal

Photo: Guadalajara Mezcal (sometimes spelled ‘mescal’) is a distilled liquor made from the agave plant. A strong smoky drink that symbolizes local culture and tradition, what tequila is to Jalisco, mezcal is to Oaxaca. Mezcalturismo As mezcal becomes more famous, visitors want to see where it is made. Viva Mezcalturismo! Good Advice Sip, don’t gulp. …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted the dismembered …

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Diana Hernandez, Cacti July 2, 2018 the 42WHC added this park to the World Heritage List. 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Wikipedia: The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area located in southeastern Mexico. Its name derives from its two main locations: Cuicatlán and Tehuacán. Almost all of the reserve is …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Also beloved as the Distrito Federal, DF, and CDMX, the metropolus has an elevation of 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet). This is the political hub of Mexico. Cultural and historic landmarks are concentrated here. Natural World …