Vegas Vaquero

Photo Las Vegas – For those keen on public art – the sculptures, land art and ephemeral street art, one object deserving attention is located on the grounds of the McCarran Airport. Find the Vaquero (Cowboy) Statue by sculptor Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Jr on the xeriscaped hill close to where the old airport used to …

Henderson Crazy Spokes 2017

April 8 Henderson, Nevada hosted Crazy Spokes (Rayos Locos), which featured a 15-mile bike ride and 5.5-mile family fun ride. Hashtag: #BikeHenderson The event is part of a continuing celebration of Henderson as a Bicycle-Friendly Community with a fun bicycling event for all cycling abilities. Inclusive and immersive, it’s a local travel event we fully support. That …

Encouraging Engagement

One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as much as any …

A Slow, Local, Adventure in the Arts: Gallery Weekend Mexico #GWM

September 23-25 Gallery Weekend Mexico Hashtag: #GWM If you are in Mexico City this weekend, our slow local adventure of choice would be to ride the free shuttles in between some fantastic art galleries. Plus, tonight there are cocktails and there is nothing like seeing art in person to make one thirsty. Un mezcal más, por favor. …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …

#ProtectGoldButte Press Conference

It’s not breaking news, it’s streaming news! Presenting the August 18 livestreaming video from Facebook Live from Las Vegas about the proposed Gold Butte conservation area. Details on the Protect Gold Butte website This press conference was a show of support connecting conservation and the new wave of responsible, conscious, Indigenous ecotourism. Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus, both …

Registration is open for Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw6

Planeta.com’s sixth annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 8-14. Partners in this endeavour are Nutti Sámi Siida, TIME Unlimited , Madidi Jungle Ecolodge and The Travel Word. Hashtag: #ipw6 Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open https://indiweek2016.eventbrite.com The objective is …

Protecting More with Less: Diminished Funding for World Heritage #40whc

This week Istanbul, Turkey hosts the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc One issue has come to the forefront – namely that the budget for protecting and conserving world heritage sites has been cut back at the same time that the number of protected sites is on the rise. Alarming news. …

A Festival of Three Rivers #TRF2016

Fort Wayne, Indiana – July 8-16 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft 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 days. …

When is bus service expected to resume in Oaxaca? = ¿Cuando reanude el servicio de autobuses en Oaxaca? #OaxacaNow (July 2016)

oaxaca bus Social protests continue in Oaxaca, Mexico. July is normally a festive month in the southern Mexican state, but with blockades and marches occurring the past two months, visitor cancellations have been on the increase. More disturbing is the news that the ADO Bus Terminal has been blockaded the past two weeks (late night …