Planeta Live, August 2020

Poster Where is the conversation? Conservation and culture fans, please join us Friday, August 14 for our monthly convo. This month’s confirmed include Marlene, Melissa, Moises, and Verena. We will be guided on a series of virtual tours with status reports and recommendations from Las Vegas, Mexico City, Mérida, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca City, and San Jerónimo …

Responsible Travel Week 2021

Poster Good news! Responsible Travel Week 2021 will take place February 8-14, so if you would like to contribute, please message / tweet / speak with Planeta.com’s Ron Mader. Volunteers requested for testing our video and audio chats. InvitationPlaneta.com invites friends to join our free, week-long conversation, Responsible Travel Week, February 8-14, 2021. Hashtag: #rtweek21. …

Family Travel

Photo: Wetlands Park Family Travel = traveling parties, including married couples traveling together, spouses traveling with children, grandparents traveling with grandchildren, single parents with children, reunion-goers, siblings with relatives, and more. Essay Some of our most memorable experiences are roadtrips, encounters, and reunions with family. We make pilgrimages to one another’s cities or sometimes meet …

The Value of Place

Photo: Irene’s atole (Oaxaca, Mexico) Place = A space, area, or spot EssayWhat makes a place special are the people who share the space. What makes trips so grand is the journey itself and connecting with locals on their turf. The way these first-person adventures treat the places and people beyond the horizon is a narrative balanced …

Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). This essay addresses three questions: What have we learned? Where do we want to go? And … Where is the conversation? Let’s explore current online platforms that enable the gambit of …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise 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 …

San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

Photo: 2013 Festival San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is one of the oldest settlements in the Central Valleys, founded by Zapotecs around 1100 AD. Named after a Zapotec warrior (Cochicahuala, or ‘he who fights at night), the town is located two kilometers from the Pan-American Highway behind a large hill called Cerro Negro. Churches = IglesiasThe Dominicans …