Acoma Sky City

The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States is Acoma Sky City, home to the Pueblo of Acoma. Residents provide tours of the settlement on the 367-foot tall mesa, about 20 miles south of Interstate 40 and half-way between Albuquerque and Gallup. The Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum preserve Acoma traditions while …

Route 66

Photo: Kingman, Mohave Museum Planning your trip along the historic Route 66? Planeta.com is updating our city and state guides along the Mother Road. Cities Chicago St Louis Amarillo, Texas Albuquerque Flagstaff Los Angeles States Arizona California Kansas Illinois Missouri New Mexico Oklahoma Texas U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and …

Gallup, New Mexico

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant 2018 Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66. Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one …

Roadtrip: Austin – Las Vegas (September)

Photo: Stop Lingering Notes from the September 2018 roadtrip: Austin – Dallas – Amarillo – Albuquerque – Gallup – Flagstaff – Henderson – Las Vegas Cities Austin, Texas Dallas Amarillo, Texas Albuquerque Gallup Flagstaff Henderson, Nevada States Texas New Mexico Arizona Nevada Highways Interstate 35 Interstate 40 Interstate 11 Route 66 Planeta.com Moving Trucks Roadtrip

Dallas

Photo: Steve Rainwater, Big Tex Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Airports Love Field – Facebook – @dallaslovefield DFW – @DFWAirport Local Faves Texas Pecan Company Elsewhere on the Web http://dallas.culturemap.com http://www.dallasobserver.com Embedded Tweets I have the best staff, …

Vegas Faves

Photo: Community Healing Garden Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have some faves, family-friendly and inspired: Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Clark County Museum Pinball Hall of Fame Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Vegas Vaquero Seven Magic Mountains Wetlands Park in Las Vegas Las Vegas Community Healing Garden Clark County Museum Las Vegas’ Pinball …

Austin, Texas

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barton Springs Austin is the capital of Texas. Population in the city limits approximately 950,000, over 2 million in the metro area; currently 11th largest city in the USA; about 3% growth rate annually. University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and important collections of …

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections

Logo Austin, Texas – LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, a partnership of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, raises awareness of past and current issues that affect Latin America and U.S. Latina/o communities through its world-class collections, globalized higher education, research, international …

Amarillo, Texas

Photo: Mobilus, Cadillacs Wikipedia: Amarillo is the 14th-most populous city in Texas. It is also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County. Highway Talk Interstate 40, the city’s major east–west thoroughfare was completed entirely through Amarillo in November 1968 across the center of the city. Previously, U.S. Highway 66 …

Gateway Arch National Park

Photo: Gateway Arch National Park, Springtime NPS: The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his …