Quito, Ecuador

Photo: Robert Lee, Centro Histórico (Some rights reserved) Ecuador – Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons nearly every day of the year. Also, its high altitude and sunny disposition make it a spirited place to live and visit. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3fKsvnwkELxC5Wwc6 According to the historian Juan Paz y Miño, Quito comes …

Diversity Days

Poster (Some rights reserved) Free, open, and public. We celebrate Diversity Days May 21 and 22 as a deep dive into the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo) (May 21) and the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag New Zealand (Aotearoa) – What would locals like others know about Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe nature reserve with a 500-year plan – BBCHere’s what makes the difference.25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington – Buzzfeed Weather – Wellington – MET Time – …

Lake Tahoe

Photo: Ron Reiring, North Shore (Some rights reserved) Tahoe is derived from the Washoe word “da ow” for lake. According to Tahoe South: Even the name ‘Lake Tahoe’ is from the Washoe, or at least its origin is before we garbled it up. The word ‘Tahoe’ is the result of a mispronunciation of the first …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. In 2022 Planeta.com asks readers/listeners/viewers to assess the state of ecotourism around the globe, reflect on lessons learned, and digitize materials, photos, and videos from that time. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of …

Chesapeake Bay

Photo: Timothy Pohlhaus, Summer Low Tide, Upper Chesapeake Bay (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay’s 64,299-square-mile (166,534 km2) drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) and all …

Wildlife Tourism

Photo: Lisa McNee, BLM, Buck Creek Watchable Wildlife Area (Some rights reserved) Wildlife Tourism = Observation and interaction with local animal and plant life in their natural habitats Questions = Preguntas Which are the recommended wildlife tourism options and which should be avoided? = ¿Cuáles son las opciones de turismo de vida silvestre recomendadas y …

Rugby Links

Photo: Damian Synnott, Lineout (Some rights reserved) What would fans and players like others know about rugby? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlinesラグビーの歴史・経済・未来・課題──今、歴史的転換点を迎えている (The Future of Rugby) @mbeith 2031United States named host nation for 2031 and 2033 Rugby World Cup – USA RugbyRugby’s dream of American expansion – Axios [email protected] bt.com/sport/[email protected] Elsewhere …

Maryborough, Queensland

Photo: Denisbin, Post office (Some rights reserved) Maryborough is a city  in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the Mary River, about 255 kilometers (160 miles) north of the state capital, Brisbane. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/tRjhBHpoLGnTbkBh9 Elsewhere on the Webqueenslandplaces.com.au Videos Is Maryborough’s Cistern Chapel the best public toilet in Australia? – ABC …

Space Travel

Photo: NASA Astronaut (Some rights reserved) Space Travel = travel through outer space CelebrationsApril 12 International Day of Human Space Flight The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for …