Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo: Ken Lund The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation. A hundred …

Las Vegas, Nevada

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, he coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits a 65% self-assessment rating …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian @BorderReportcom @usbpchieftca Fact Checking Does Border Wall Construction Threaten Native American Burial Sites? – Snopes Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – …

Hostile Terrain 94

Poster Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of some 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags …

Las Vegas News

Poster Living in, visiting, or just paying attention to Las Vegas? There are plenty of sources of current happenings, sports, weather, and other news ranging from dead tree newspapers and weekly to blogs, and podcasts, and TV news. This Planeta.com page is a directory of the explicit purveyors of breaking news, press conferences, and the …

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Photo:  James Marvin Phelps, Waves Crashing into Grand Marais Harbor One of our favorite and most inspiring small towns, Grand Marais, Minnesota, is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior and has a population of 1,351 per the 2010 Census. The name comes from French, a translation of Big Marsh. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/AZyLHnA9t5p5YASP9 Spotlight North …

Las Vegas’ Fremont Street

Photo A walk down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is a stroll through the ephemeral, the immediate now with buskers at established performing circles demand attention and offer varying qualities of music and photo opportunities. Contrasted to the rest of the southwest and rural Nevada, Fremont Street is loud. The canopy lights up at …

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Photo: Ken Lund, Glacier The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the union of the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in the United States. Both parks are declared Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO and their union as a World Heritage Site. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9YRrqeHKdhwFamt56 World Heritage whc.unesco.org/en/list/354/ Elsewhere pc.gc.ca/en/culture/spm-whs/sites-canada/sec02l Photos Wikipedia …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. New Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks Trust for Public Land National Parks and Monuments Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National …

Canada USA Borderlands

Photo: Denisbin, Rainbow Bridge Launching our new resource page documenting the borderlands of Canada and the USA. Wikipedia: The Canada–United States border (French: frontière Canada–États-Unis), is the longest international border in the world between two countries. Eight Canadian provinces and territories (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick), and thirteen U.S. …