Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Morning Light (2021) See this before it’s gone. Word is the land art installation will be uninstalled at the end of 2021. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 2021

Artwork One of our favorite announcements for Word of the Year (#woty) comes from Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. The selection and popular vote have changed over the years. In 2021 the announcement and voting takes place in late November. The committee announces their selection and launches a public vote for readers’ favorite … or favourite. 2021 …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (used with permission) 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 protected areas include …

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Photo: James Jordan, Sunset Park (Some rights reserved) Titletown. Ashwaubenon. Spotlight on Wisconsin’s Green Bay, the third-largest city on Lake Michigan’s west shore and home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. Google Maps Elsewhere on the Webgreenbaywi.gov – @CityofGreenBaypackers.com – live-webcastsWundergroundhttps://www.browncountywi.gov – @browncountywi Newsgreenbaypressgazette.com – @gbpressgazette“Lambeau knows this 118-mile inlet that receives the waters of …

Napa Valley

Photo: This Adventurous Life Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9pBYLMwY4PcxFDia7 St Helenaaowinery.comrobertmondaviwinery.com – tastings NapaRancho Gordo – Facebook – YouTube – https://twitter.com/RanchoGordo Photos Nearby Planeta

Buzzword Bingo 2021

Photo: Ron Mader, Life is Beautiful Parking Spots (some rights reserved) Planeta.com is curating our annual collection of new words, old classics, and the inbetween, that come to attention in 2021. Note that many of the following features include artwork / illustration with the attribution-sharealike license. If you use/remix/reuse the artwork, please list the attribution …

Civil Aviation Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Mural (some rights reserved) December 7 is International Civil Aviation Day (A/RES/51/33) Key Links un.org: The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in …