Public Art in Las Vegas

Artwork: Nicolas Barrome Forgues, DTLV (Some rights reserved) Public Art in Las Vegas. Arte público en Las Vegas. The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our off-the-beaten track DIY tours = Las siguientes son instantáneas de arte público y arte callejero en el gran Las Vegas, …

The Value of Place

Photo: Oaxaca, Mexico Zócalo (Some rights reserved) Place = A space, area, or spot What makes a place special are the people who share the space. Beyond the journey, what makes trips so grand for visitors are the connections with locals on their turf. Are we invited? Are we welcomed? How do we avoid being the irresponsible …

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 …

Bike Valet

Photo: Downtown (Some rights reserved) Bike Valet = Valet service for bikes Translating: Does anyone in Las Vegas offer bike valet service? Spanish: ¿Alguien en Las Vegas ofrece servicio de valet de bicicletas? Artwork / Cue Yourself Planeta.com

Henderson Libraries

Photo: Ron Mader, Cow (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Bike Share in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Garces Station (Some rights reserved) One of our Vegas Faves, 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 …

Google Local Guides

Logo Google is seeking local guides among the users of Google Maps. Earn points by contributing content – photos, videos, reviews, ratings. Via Google Maps, people can score a place with ratings, describe experiences with reviews, share photographs and videos, provide answers, respond to questions about a place, update information with place edits, add missing …

Local Travel

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …