Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and Tule Springs. Further out there is Hoover …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? In 2021 we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of the formal ecological park. Our major request is that the park develop its own website, Facebook …

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, 2006 South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta Allen for sportfishing and …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 2021 Kakadu in Crisis Traditional owners …

Uluru Links

Screenshot Links related to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park presented in somewhat random fashion: Climbing ban in 2019https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/11/07/why-we-are-banning-tourists-climbing-uluru https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6458703/climbers-booed-as-they-ascend-uluru-for-final-time https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/26/new-dawn-for-uluru-as-climb-closure-ends-decades-of-disrespect https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/hopes-uluru-closure-will-raise-awareness-of-other-sacred-sites/11639714 https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11634498 Uluru ban: What do locals think of the final rush to climb? – BBCUluru climbing ban: Tourists scale sacred rock for final time – BBChttps://twitter.com/olgordon/status/1187149946731937793 https://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755 –http://outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluruhttps://www.clc.org.au/index.php?/media-releases/article/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-no-more-anangu-close-uluru-climb-at-lasthttps://www.clc.org.au/files/pdf/Sammy_Wilson_statement_on_Uluru_climb.pdfhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/uluru-a-history-of-disrespect-atop-the-rock/9107750http://www.smh.com.au/national/uluru-very-likely-to-close-to-climbers-its-not-a-disney-ride-says-chairman-20171031-gzccjo.htmlhttps://twitter.com/i/moments/925571911941103616Uluru climb in Northern Territory should …

Mexico City Parks

Photo: Chapultepec Spotlight on Mexico City Parks HeadlinesHow Mexico City is embracing biodiversity @GlobalLFEl Parque Cantera es un espacio autosustentable al sur de la CDMXhttps://mxcity.mx/2014/12/milpa-alta-la-reserva-ambiental-de-los-7-volcanes Embedded Tweets Desierto de Los LeonesInsurgente Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaCumbres del AjuscoFuentes Brotantes de TlalpanEl TepeyacLomas de PadiernaCerro de la EstrellaEl Histórico CoyoacánSierra de Santa CatarinaLa ArmellaEcoguardasLa LomaLos EncinosBosque de …

Lake Mohave

Photo: Ken Lund, Willow Beach When is your next trip to Lake Mohave? NPS: Lake Mohave is a reservoir on the Colorado River created in 1951 following the completion of Davis Dam near present-day Laughlin, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona. Named for the Mohave Indians who previously inhabited this region of the Colorado River valley, …

Banff National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Bow River Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than three million visitors a year make the …