National Planning Conference 2017

New York City hosts this week’s meeting of the National Planning Conference. Hashtag: #NPC17 For those with a veritable Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), Planeta.com is curating the event, or at least the tweets and public Facebook posts. It is not the same as being there, but we can share the news and follow up on the innovative ideas …

Las Vegas Mela 2017

May 6, 2017 Key Links Las Vegas Mela facebook @LasVegasMela https://www.facebook.com/events/1208810059179067 http://www.lasvegasmela.com/food.html   The Las Vegas Sikh community hosts the Vaisakhi Melas (Indian Food and Cultural Festival.) These festivals are open to public. These events cater to all age groups. You do not have to plan a 8,400 miles trip to India, to see how …

Baltimore Tourism Day (2017)

Baltimore Tourism Day is Saturday, May 6. Visit Baltimore is offering FREE hop-on/hop-off bus tours with stops in many of the unique neighborhoods that comprise Baltimore. Expert guides will provide live narration on-board the bus. There are special activities and offers at local tourism businesses, attractions and sites throughout the day.Hop-on/hop-off Tourism Day buses will …

Natural World 04.2017

Photo of Mato Tipila from American Backroom Snapshots from the natural world, April 2017 Kudos and please follow @JoshuaTreeNPS @NPCA  @jones_ann @WUParks @CONANP_mx @LuisNMonteiro @modernhiker @BioDivLibrary @AlisonBallance @Park_People @RichardMcLellan @patagonia @OhridSOS Twitter MomentNatural World 04.2017 Planeta.com

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2017)

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Blessing Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people. April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca (First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosted the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from …

Earth Day in Las Vegas (2017)

Henderson, Nevada – Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash hosts an Earth Day community volunteer clean-up of the Pittman Wash. Enjoy the beauty of Pittman Wash in temperate weather. Help remove invasive species (tamarisk and fountain grass), repair trails and remove litter. Dress accordingly – study shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, and sun block. Meet at the amphitheater behind …

Mexico City Hosts World’s Largest Bicycle Party (2017)

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …