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

Mexico 2018 Elections

Mexico Flag Mexico’s 2018 Federal elections took place on July 1, 2018. For those following Mexico on the web, we have compiled some of the headlines, videos and key links. Outcomes Third time’s the charm (la tercera es la vencida) for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Key Links http://www.ine.mx http://centralelectoral.ine.mx https://www.pscp.tv/INEMexico https://www.youtube.com/user/IFETV https://twitter.com/inemexico Questions = Preguntas …

Celebrating Matariki (2018)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star …

25th Regular Session of the CEC Council

Poster Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) – http://www.cec.org – held its annual Regular Session of the CEC Council, composed of the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The Council Chair, US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, hosted Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Mexico’s …

World Conference on Smart Destinations (2018)

Livestreaming today until June 27 from Oviedo, Spain, the 2nd UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations. Hashtag: #SDWC2018 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/Ruby86revilla Key Links http://sdt.unwto.org/event/2nd-unwto-world-conference-smart-destinations http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2018-06-15/sign-now-1st-hackathon-smart-destinations-23-24-june-2018 http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/detail/ii-congreso-mundial-de-destinos-turisticos-inteligentes.html Agenda http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/19238/programme/2nd-unwto-world-conference-on-smart-destinations.html http://www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org/_files/_event/_19238/_editorFiles/file/Programa%20Congreso%20DTI%20Oviedo%2018%20-%20VERSI%C3%93N%20IMPRESI%C3%93N%2021%20DE%20JUNIO.pdf Questions What is a Smart Destination? What is Smart Tourism? Is there a directory of participants? What were the takeaways from the first World Conference? When is …

Biking in Las Vegas 2018

Hashtags: #BikeWeekLV May is Bike Month. May 14-18 is League of American Bicyclists National Bike to Work Week. In Las Vegas, the week is … Bike Week Las Vegas. Hashtag: #BikeWeekLV Key Links https://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0 https://www.facebook.com/leagueamericanbicyclists @BikeLeague Questions Any events or meetups scheduled? Is there an online map or apps featuring the bike lanes in Las …

Immigrant Families 2018

USA Also see: tent cities, immigrant children Headlines https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-points-to-the-bible-in-defense-of-separating-immigrant-families Romans 13 Campaign: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org Twitter Moment Stephen Miller is a driving force behind the border separation policy: NY Times   Planeta.com USA

2018 Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …

Vegas Golden Knights 2017-2018

Photo When did we know the Vegas Golden Knights were for real? Everything is Vegas is hyped from the start, but this team outlasted its soft opening and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Bellmare: “We know we are good.” The team has Home Ice Advantage in the Mojave Desert. Hashtags: #VegasBorn Facebook Viewing parties? https://dlvec.com http://cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/henderson-pavilion/henderson-pavilion—open-air-theater Hey …

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity (2018)

Poster May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Hashtag: #idb2018 Biodiversity on Planeta.com Planeta.com features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world. Some ask how to integrate biodiversity into tourism. Others ask how to protect biodiversity from tourism! We explore the connections on our living planet. …