Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite. Key Links http://www.nps.gov/zion https://www.facebook.com/zionnps https://twitter.com/ZionNPS http://www.flickr.com/zionnps Zion …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Cascarita It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Green Spaces Long before urban sprawl crept to the borders, the park was a refuge of the kings of the Aztec Empire. …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open …

Zion National Park Links

Photo Links related to Zion National Park Visitor User Management http://parkplanning.nps.gov/shortparklink.cfm?parkCode=zion https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/travel/zion-national-park-considers-reservation-system-for-entry/ https://stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2017/08/14/website-issue-leads-to-extension-of-public-comment-on-zion-visitor-use-management-plan Headlines Tourism office to use ‘Zion’ name while promoting alternatives to national park Zion National Park closures: What to know about trails, overcrowding before you go (2019) Flooding causes damage, closes roads and trails at Zion National Park – KUTV (2018) https://petapixel.com/2018/01/16/zion-national-park-bans-tripods-photography-workshops/ …

Litchfield National Park

Photo: Denisbin, Litchfield Litchfield National Park is 100 kilometers southwest of Darwin and each year the park attracts more than 330,000 visitors. Key Links nt.gov.au Headlines Litchfield National Park entry and camping fees won’t deter visitors, it seems Five swimming spots to be created at Litchfield National Park under $12m tourism boost How to find …

Henderson Heritage Park

Photo: Entrance The city of Henderson, Nevada has some beautiful city parks and dog parks. One of our favorites is Heritage Park, 350 South Racetrack Road, (Bark Park off of Burkholder Boulevard). Hours: 6am-10pm. Google Map. Bark Park at Heritage Park: The Bark Park is the City of Henderson’s largest and most unique dog park. …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …