Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks

Photo: Grand Canyon In 2018, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. In 2018, 318 million park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total …

Wild USA Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to Wild USA presented in somewhat random fashion: House Committee on Natural Resources naturalresources.house.gov YouTube Facebook @nrdems https://mcclintock.house.gov/issues/natural-resources-committee https://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-huffman-named-natural-resources-committee-vice-ranking-member Department of the Interior Trump confirms the nomination of David Bernhardt as secretary of interior It’s a humbling privilege to be nominated to lead a Department whose mission I love, to …

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 …

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 storie/d 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 …