Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo: Ken Lund The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation. A hundred …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: February Sky Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains …

Exploring Las Vegas

City Hall Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, 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 May 2019,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com merits …

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 …

National Historic Trails

2018 Map National Historic Trails National historic trails recognize original trails or routes of travel of national historic significance including past routes of exploration, migration, and military action. nps.gov/subjects/nationaltrailssystem/national-historic-trails.htm Planeta.com National Historic Trails Center Wild USA

National Travel and Tourism Week

Logo The first full week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week in the USA, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. For details about activities this year, check the Ustravel.org map. 2019 dates: May 5-11. Save-the-Date! National Travel and Tourism Week is May …

Hopi

Indigenous Peoples Hopi = Events Annual Hopi Festival Celebrating 84 Years Headlines Inside a traditional Hopi wedding: 10 days of family, food and mud fights -azcentral.com – @DiinSilversmith @HenleMark Beyond Stone & Mortar: A Hopi Perspective on the Preservation of “Ruins” (and Culture) Hopi warily welcome tourists to West’s ‘last secret land’ Hopi Cross Country …

National Park Week 2019

National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA. 2019 dates: April 20-28. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week each April. On weekends, every national park will give visitors free admission! Plan your …

Wild USA

Photo: NPS, Yosemite The United States has a long history of conservation and lack thereof. The stories of the parks, protected areas, wilderness and wildlife are embedded throughout Planeta.com. National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite National Park Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte Mesa Verde National Park Papahānaumokuākea …