Vegas Vaquero

Photo Las Vegas – For those keen on public art – the sculptures, land art and ephemeral street art, one object deserving attention is located on the grounds of the McCarran Airport. Find the Vaquero (Cowboy) Statue by sculptor Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Jr on the xeriscaped hill close to the old airport. The brilliant Vaquero …

Local Travel

Buzzwords Local Travel = Travel within one’s own neighborhood or region; Travel with someone in their own neighborhood or region Also see: local, travel Travel and tourism impact local communities, sometimes been officially, sometimes in a negative fashion. The concept of local travel is interpreted differently by various age groups and nationalities so we need …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Työs meep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico after the pandemic. La Ciudad de Oaxaca has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Nearby towns have their own markets and market days. An analogy: If markets are Mexico’s own tree …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Art Motel The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the Southwest. Downtown Mural Mapplaycation.vegas/mural-map Embedded Tweets Videos [email protected]@[email protected] DowntownEver-changing street landscape in DTLV. Downtown Murals / Street Arthttps://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/your-guide-to-the-murals-of-downtown-las-vegashttps://www.tayloredphotomemories.com/las-vegas-murals-guidehttp://www.plazahotelcasino.com/blog/dface-unveils-latest-las-vegas-downtown-arthttp://dtlv.com/2017/06/02/erogenous-zone-cultural-corridor – 705 N. Las Vegas Blvdhttps://twitter.com/ronmader/status/843174228564234240http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-murals-20170221-story.html Wayne …

Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame

Photo The Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E Tropicana Avenue, has announced its plan to move to a new location in 2021. Grand opening July 1. Details on Vital Vegas and Pinside. Google Maps Las Vegas – Talk a stroll along the nostalgia curve. Among our favorite places to visit is the Pinball Hall of …

Bike Share in Las Vegas

Photo: Gold Bike The BCycle / RTC Bike Share – rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com – is our go-to, slow adventure in one of the world’s most storied cities. Happening now in downtown Las Vegas is the next big thing – micromobility via bike share. Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare Key Linksrtcbikeshare.bcycle.comAccountMapPricingBike [email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to know about …

Henderson Libraries

Photo: Help Desk Henderson, Nevada – Some of our fave community spaces / third places are the Henderson Library system – hendersonlibraries.com. Each has its own special attributes: Paseo Verde (702) 492-7252, Gibson (702) 565-8402, Green Valley (702) 207-4260, and Heritage Park (702) 207-4258. Libraries are more than books and this system offers community meeting …

La Cosecha Market

Logo One of our favorite world markets is in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Much love to our friends, vendors, and clients at La Cosecha, Macedonio Alcalá #806 = Mucho amor para nuestros amigos, vendedores, y clientes en La Cosecha, Macedonio Alcalá #806 Key Linksfacebook.com/LaCosechaOaxacafacebook.com/DeliOax-102619411816015 Coronavirus 2020donadora.org/campanas/la-cosecha-oaxaca Punto de Abastecomiento = Supply Area: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-12pm …

The Value of Place

Photo: Irene’s atole (Oaxaca, Mexico) Place = A space, area, or spot EssayWhat makes a place special are the people who share the space. What makes trips so grand is the journey itself and connecting with locals on their turf. The way these first-person adventures treat the places and people beyond the horizon is a narrative balanced …

Local News

Lingo Cards Local News = Questions How do you watch the local TV news? How do you watch local news on Roku? Do you read a local newspaper? Do you listen to news on the radio? What local Twitterers do you follow? Examples that mostly workyoutube.com/user/NewsOnABC Examples that don’t work without subscription and locationnbclosangeles.com/live Pet …