Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Headlines Feds reveal …

Path Less Pedaled

Logo One of our fave Youtube channels during the quaranstreaming: The Path Less Pedaled – youtube.com/c/PathLessPedaledTV – with timely tips on the world of bikes, bike tourism, and navigating new routes, figuratively and literally. This is a recommended channel for those who love travel, bicycles, camera gear and authentic takes on slower backroads adventures with …

Big Sur, California

Photo: Dave Ungar Wikipedia: Big Sur is a rugged and mountainous section of the Central Coast of California between Carmel Highlands and San Simeon, where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. Photos Elsewhere on the Web jrabold.net/bigsur/ Big Sur Cabin hikinginbigsur.com Wikipedia Big Sur Big_Sur_(disambiguation) Planeta California California Links

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Poster Events of note: The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes place the last weekend in July in Gilroy, California. 2021 dates: July 23-25 Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic. Key Links gilroygarlicfestival.com General Information and …

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Photo: Library University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public research university located in Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre (134 hectares) campus is located approximately 1.6-mile (2.6 kilometers) east of the Las Vegas Strip and 4.5 miles (7.25 kilometers) from downtown. Key Links unlv.edu Map rebelraiser.unlv.edu livestream Google Maps goo.gl/maps/BYq57cSMRB9nZhsU9 Continuing Education continuingeducation.unlv.edu Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate …

Wild USA Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to Wild USA presented in somewhat random fashion: Great American Outdoors Act During a time of uncertainty, Great American Outdoors Act deserves our support The Great American Outdoors Act passes Senate with bipartisan support Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data – Congressional Research Service (PDF) On Wednesday the Great American …

Las Vegas International

Photo: Café Berlin This page explores the international connections in Las Vegas starting with Ethiopia, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Vietnam… Apologies in advance for the randomness of the links. We are starting our long-awaited deep dive and suggestions are welcome as we refresh and update this guide. Questions What first and second-generation nationalities live …

Yuma, Arizona

Photo: Chris Sansenbach, Tressle Over the Colorado River Spotlight on Yuma, Arizona, a borderlands city (across from Sonora’s San Luis Río Colorado) Yuma contains the historical Yuma Territorial Prison, the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park (formerly known as the Yuma Crossing Historic Park), and a historic downtown area. Questions What would locals like visitors …

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth.com: Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Essay We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. …