Grand Circle

Photo: DTLV The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA — Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. The route connects eight national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde – and national monuments, recreation areas, state parks, historic sites and attractions. …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 A personal note. I have the pleasure of living in Las Vegas (Henderson) in 2018 and my objective  is to offer a personal account, tips and insights that help get locals and visitors on the same page. In 2018 Las Vegas recovers from the 1 October Shootings. There’s more to be done to …


Photo: Michael Matti, Snoqualmie Falls Washington is the Northwestern-most state of the contiguous United States. It is bordered to the north by the Canadian province of British Columbia, to the south by Oregon, to the east by Idaho and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Nickname: The Evergreen State Wiki washington USA  


Photo: Darryl, Pam and Zach Oregon is located on the Pacific coast of the USA bordered by Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. Wiki Oregon USA


Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Flock of Mallards Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. The state capitol is Lincoln. Wiki Nebraska USA


Stamp Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: rural landscapes and big cities, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel and great fun – Nevada. …


Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Lesser Prairie-Chicken in the Red Hills Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Oklahoma on the south and Colorado on the west. Photos Wiki Kansas USA

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for 2018. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These …