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 …

Downtown Las Vegas Links

Photo: Bacardi Art Motel Links related to Downtown Las Vegas presented in somewhat random fashion: Downtown.vegasdowntown.vegas – @DTLVAllianceCOVID 19 Resources Where to visitDowntown Las Vegas Events Center Container ParkFlickr Mormon Fort Writer’s Block, 519 South 6th Street, Suite 100 Mob MuseumSpeakeasy Quotes“I’ve been working to walk the walk and be down here. You can’t create …

First Friday, Las Vegas

Logo Las Vegas hosts First Friday … the first Friday every month. Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV History: The event debuted in October 2002 and has more than its fair share of ups and downs. Sometimes a gathering is large and rambunctious. Sometimes it’s just a quiet night where people are unsure of where the party is. There are more food …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order. As of early June, the state is beginning to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how Nevada and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived into the following …

Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Linksnps.gov/arch/index.htmDark Sky [email protected]://twitter.com/ArchesNPS Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 HeadlinesUtah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Fiery Furnacenps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/fiery-furnace-hike.htm News from the ParkWall Arch Collapse HeadlinesCrowds cause Arches National Park to shut gates just three hours after opening – SLT Photos Embedded …

Arizona

Photo: Twin Arrows Arizona borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, touches Colorado and has a 389-mile (626 kilometers) international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. The name of the state appears to originate from an earlier Spanish name, Arizonac, derived from the O’odham name alĭ ṣonak, meaning “small spring” (Historians …

Nevada

Stamp Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: bright cities and rural landscapes, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel, and great fun, Nevada …

Nevada Links

Nevada flag Links related to Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMarijuana poised to overtake mining in state tax revenue – Nevada CurrentThis is the loneliest road in America – National GeographicClimate change in Nevada can be stopped with our helphttp://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/401162-battle-of-the-billionaires-drives-nevada-contesthttps://travelnevada.com/adventures/32994/16-stories-behind-the-real-native-nevadansNevada caves illuminate past climate, future challenges in the Southwest – @MatthewLachniet @danielrothbergDisappearing Wheeler Peak …

Arizona Links

Arizona flag Linked related to Arizona in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesFeds reveal details for border wall that will span San Pedro River – @tonydavis987Migrant kids in overcrowded Arizona border station allege sex assault, retaliation from U.S. agentsEats and Beats: A Subterranean Restaurant Best things to do in Arizona – Roger NaylorWater cuts could force Arizona …

Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA. The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/hL2hHvGetbuxHKWi9 NotesIt is the only U.S. state located outside North America and the only island …