Antigua, Guatemala

Photo: Michael Swiggart Antigua, the capital of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the space of under three centuries the city, which was built on …

North Platte

North Platte is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers forming the Platte River. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.ci.north-platte.ne.us http://www.nparea.com https://nebraskalanddays.com Golden Spike Tower The Golden Spike Tower is a private non-profit organizations, offering guests a bird’s eye view of the …

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 …

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 …

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

Mecca

Photo: With Love Mecca is the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m (909 ft) above sea level. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number …

Mazatlán

Photo: Desde olas Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state of Sinaloa. Baseball Venados de Mazatlán are part of the Mexican Pacific League. The league’s season begins in mid-October and ends in late December. Playoffs are in January. Government mazatlan.gob.mx Transportation Car ferry service crosses the Gulf of California, from Mazatlán to La Paz, …

Belize City

Belize City is the largest city in Belize and is located at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, which is a tributary of the Belize River. The city is the country’s principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Elsewhere on the Web Home Wikipedia Belize City Planeta.com Belize Belmopan Cities