Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There …

Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre)

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Divisadero For outdoor enthusiasts, the region offers hiking, bird watching, mountain biking and horseback riding. The individual Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) is just one of more than 20 canyons that stretch west of Chihuahua City in the Sierra Madre Occidental, located between the high central plateau and the Sea …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NPS/J. Baird, Prickly pear cactus with fruit along the Tonto Trail Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, …

Calakmul

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Petén Campechano Located in the state of Campeche, on the border of Quintana Roo and Guatemala, the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Mexico, covering more than 14 percent of the state. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XLdfHDLYCkHR3n1s8 Calakmul is Mexico’s grand eco-archaeological experiment. The 723,185 hectares (1,786,266 acres) …

Inauguration Day

Photo: NASA, Washington Monument January 20, 2021 was Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden Wikipedia: The inauguration of the president of the United States is a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new four-year term of the president of the United States. This ceremony takes place for each new presidential term, even if the …

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held each year at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2021 dates: October 2-10. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta Key [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XiZxzcb75cG1itAh6 Elsewhere on the Webnewsradiokkob.comusa.canon.com Videos Twitter Planeta.com

White Sands National Park

Photo: Cartwheels Transitioning from a national monument to a national park, White Sands National Park protects the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Park managers and friends of the park work toward public access and maintenance of the solitude and silence of the dunes. Located in southern New Mexico, the park is located outside …

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Photo: James Jordan, Sunset Park 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. Titletown. Google Maps Elsewhere on the Webgreenbaywi.gov – @CityofGreenBaypackers.com – live-webcastsWunderground Newsgreenbaypressgazette.com – @gbpressgazette“Lambeau knows this 118-mile inlet that receives the waters of the Fox River.” Planeta

Martin Luther King, Jr

Photo Martin Luther King Junior (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. – Wikipedia Planeta.com …

Olmec

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: The Olmecs were the earliest known major civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The Olmec civilization took root on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Scholars points out that the Olmec …