Big Bend National Park

Photo: Jasperdo, National Park (Some rights reserved) Named for the sweeping bend of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) River along the United States – Mexico border in southwest Texas, Big Bend National Park is a remote jewel within the Chihuahuan Desert where the Chisos Mountains rise above the river. The park is bordered by the …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

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 …

Normal Mexican Guy

Logo One of our YouTube faves since 2020: the aerial video collection from Normal Mexican Guy, is mesmerizing eye candy with a fine soundtrack or two. Normal, aka Sergio, says on Instagram he is “trying to show the best face of Mexico through aerial photos. One may not know well the place they call home …

Québec City

Photo: a.canvas.of.light (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Québec, capital of the province of Québec. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FyzKHCsRYVGQHNY86 Elsewhere on the Webville.quebec.qc.ca – @villequebec WikipediaQuebec City Features Planeta

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Happy Birthday, Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (Some rights reserved) Happy #117 in 2022. Las Vegas celebrates its birthday on May 15. Hashtag: #HappyBirthdayVegas As a city Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 when 110 acres near Stewart/Garces/Main/Fifth (Las Vegas Boulevard) were auctioned. For history buffs, Clark County Museum is a must. We are also …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) 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 boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …

Cuenca, Ecuador

Photo: Romi Chiorean (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, commonly referred as Cuenca, is the capital and largest city of the Azuay Province of Ecuador. Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2,560 metres (8,400 feet) above sea level, with an urban population of approximately 329,928 …