Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, Indigenous, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of August 2018,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las …

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 …

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 …

Barcelona

Photo: Ajuntament Barcelona, Jornada Castellera A cosmopolitan home to 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Natural World Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula’s Mediterranean coast on a plateau bordered by the Colllserola mountain range and the Llobregat and Besòs rivers. Parc Natural de Collserola Parc …

Durban

Photo: Dresses The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World Durban has a warm, humid climate and beautiful beaches. The city is touted as the country’s surf capital. In fact Durban is home to South Africa’s only surfing museum, the TimeWarp Surfing Museum. Sharks The sardine run …

Cities Links

Photo Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.html https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-cities https://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631 http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-them http://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks http://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-tourists http://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF) The 10 worst city tourism videos The Rise of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybaker The secrets of the world’s happiest cities How well do cities use the social web? Crowd-Sourced Sightseeing Ciudades no sostenibles Cities …

Boston

Photo: Boston Public Library, Tunnel Construction 1930 Reference If it is 4pm in Boston, what time is it elsewhere? Elsewhere on the Web http://www.thefreedomtrail.org http://www.bu.edu bu Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bostonmassachusetts Flickr Boston public library Twitter @BostonGlobe @RedSox @FutureBoston @BostnIndicators @Hubway @PaulRevereHouse @YourIslandPark @ConsulmexBoston @BPLBoston https://twitter.com/OnlyInBOS Mexico Connections http://sre.gob.mx – @ConsulmexBoston Museums Our Green Trail Sports Boston Red …

Cairo

Photo: World Bank, Old Cairo Wikipedia: Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة‎) is the capital of Egypt. The city’s metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world. Elsewhere on the Web Understanding (and Measuring) Walkability in Cairo Cairo Scene – @cairoscene …

Helsinki

Photo: Visit Finland Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Helsinki? Government hel.fi/helsinki/en Elsewhere on the Web myhelsinki.fi/en helsinki365.com Embedded Tweets Still, the greatest tourism poster ever made pic.twitter.com/t5qsWPMyur — Scott Kerr (@scott_kerr) November 4, 2017 Photos Wikipedia Helsinki 2018 Helsinki Summit 2018 Planeta.com …