Light City

Baltimore hosts the first ever large-scale light festival in the United States. During the festival each year, the city is transformed with state-of-the-art light displays, video projections on buildings, dancing fountains, light sculptures, and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Light City features uniquely curated live music shows that will …

Las Vegas Strip

Photo: Las Vegas Strip Learning from Las Vegas FYI: Oldest building on The Strip Recommended Listening Lessons from Las Vegas – 99% Invicible Headlines http://www.citi.io/2017/01/31/learning-from-las-vegas-what-the-strip-can-teach-us-about-urban-planning http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2011/may/12/recycling-strips-best-kept-secret/ Monorail https://www.lvmonorail.com https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/las-vegas-monorail-co-wants-to-take-100m-gamble-to-expand Monorail to McCarran? Still too expensive, executive says Green or Greenwashing In U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? – USA Today Gambling …

Cuernavaca

Photo: Arches The city of Cuernavaca (elevation: 1,548 meters, 4,856 feet) boasts one of the most agreeable climates in the country and is adorned with colorful flowers year-round, earning the moniker “land of eternal spring.” History Capital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca has a storied past. What is today the state of Morelos was …

Caracas

Photo: Márcio Cabral de Moura, Las Mercedes Santiago de León de Caracas is the largest city of Venezuela. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). The valley is close to …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Author’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel. As of April 2018, I am 60% pleased with the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las Vegas Land) from Planeta.com. There is room for improvement online as the features document real time changes and upgrades on the ground. Las …

Gilroy, California

Gilroy is located in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County. Key Links http://www.cityofgilroy.org/cityofgilroy ‘a community with a spice for life’ Garlic Festival http://gilroygarlicfestival.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilroy_Garlic_Festival (last full weekend of July) Wikipedia Gilroy,_California Planeta.com California

Phoenix

Photo: Alan English, Skyline Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in the state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2016), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. Wikipedia …

Council Bluffs

History In 1852, the town was renamed Council Bluffs. It continued as a major outfitting point on the Missouri River for the Emigrant Trail and Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, and entertained a lively steamboat trade. –  Wikipedia Key Links https://www.councilbluffs-ia.gov https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/councilbluffscityiowa,US/PST045216 Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_Bluffs,_Iowa Planeta.com Iowa https://planeta.com/omaha  

Gallup

Photo: Earl’s Family Restaurant Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad. The city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways. Elsewhere on the Web http://gallupindependent.com – https://twitter.com/gallupind http://gallupnm.gov – …

San Antonio

Robert West Quote San Antonio, Texas Current time in San Antonio Quotes We are all members of one community and we have a common goal … improving the economic and social conditions of our city and making it a more desirable place in which to live. = Todos somos miembros de una comunidad y tenemos …