Three Rivers Festival, July 13-21

Poster: Three Rivers Festival July 13-21 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race,heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine …

Saint Petersburg

Graphic: Eric Fischer, Locals and Tourists Saint Petersburg is located on the Gulf of Finland coast and at the mouth of the Neva River, and is divided into 18 districts. Russia’s second largest city has a 2017 population of 5,281,579. Townspeople prefer to call their city Piter. Cultural World Petersburg is often called the cultural …

Project Enchilada (Las Vegas)

For fans of downtown Las Vegas July 2018 announcement of the City of Las Vegas’ Project Enchilada which seeks public-private collaboration to enhance the area from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. The project aims to bring more energy, redevelopment and new commerce. Included are many of the recommendations set forth in the 2016 Downtown …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo: Ron Mader, Paiute Mural Henderson is located in the foothills south and adjacent to Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, cycling and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. We are fans of Chef Flemmings bakery, the Thursday Farmers …

Las Vegas Strip

Photo: Statue of Liberty (2018), New York, New York Las Vegas – The strip is part of and not part of Las Vegas. It’s plunked in the middle of Clark County and is considered a separate entity from Downtown Las Vegas. Treasure Hunt Oldest building on The Strip Recommended Listening Lessons from Las Vegas – …

El Paso

Cities El Paso Border Book Festival http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2012/oct/22/after-some-sluggish-years-nafta-creates-border-boo http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/travel/36-hours-in-el-paso-tex.html Baseball https://www.milb.com/el-paso @epchihuahuas Planeta.com Texas  

Austin

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barton Springs Austin is the capital of Texas. The University of Texas (UT) includes a presidential library and important collections of art. Parks There is a hike-and-bike trail near Town Lake. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation Growth Austin grew by 41% in the 1990s and passed the half-million population mark. Transportation There are frequent buses and …

Vegas Links

2018 Headlines http://www.latimes.com/travel/lasvegas/la-tr-las-vegas-fees-may-mean-fewer-visitors-20180501-story.html CCSD https://newsroom.ccsd.net https://twitter.com/ClarkCountySch https://newsroom.ccsd.net/statement-from-newly-appointed-ccsd-superintendent-jesus-f-jara-ed-d Habitat for Humanity https://lasvegashabitat.org https://lasvegashabitat.org/what-we-do/restore Culinary Union http://www.culinaryunion226.org https://www.facebook.com/pg/Culinary226 Strike Vote 2018: #OurFutureIsNow https://twitter.com/Culinary226 https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/las-vegas-casino-workers-vote-authorize-strike-n876651 Lucky Dragon https://story.californiasunday.com/betting-on-china Trippies Awards January 11 Winners of Trippies Awards were announced during a live webcast starting promptly at 7:11pm Vegas time. http://www.vegastripping.com/trippies2014/readers/best/downtown http://www.vegastripping.com/trippies2014/webcast.php http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vegastripping @vegastripping #trippies Animals What stores allow dogs …

Portland, Oregon

Elsewhere on the Web Portland State University Educational Leadership and Policy http://www.sustainableportland.org Green Guide to Portland – Matador Portland – City Compare Portland Walking Map – Powells (PDF) Travel Portland http://www.pdx.edu/gogreen http://www.pdxgreendrinks.org Last Thursday http://www.wifipdx.com/map http://www.portlandneighborhood.com http://www.atomic-arts.org/ Bikes http://bikeportland.org http://www.pedalbiketours.com http://www.portlandcycling.net Cirque du Cycling More Biking Lessons from Portland Charity http://www.wweek.com/portland/giveguide Food Voodoo Doughnut, Multiple …