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 …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) UNESCO officials arrived in Australia to assess the Great Barrier Reef after its 6th mass bleaching. Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] HeadlinesGreat Barrier Reef bleaching occurred on over 90 per cent of reefs this summerGreat …

Petrified Forest National Park

Photo: Scott Williams/NPS, Buttes and Petrified Wood (Some rights reserved) Attention paleo tourism fans, Petrified Forest National Park features one of the best deposits of Late Triassic fossils, badlands, grassland, and more than 10,000 years of human history. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/8p4EUaBgyijRCohn9 Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Stray Observations Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time. In the summer the …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) 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 …

New York City Parks

Photo: Brian Godfrey, High Line Meadow (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on parks in New York City: HeadlinesAn Interview With New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP Key Linksnycgovparks.org – @NYCParksFlickr May 2022 Webinar Lessons of @CentralParkNYC Central Parknycgovparks.org/parks/central-park Central Park Conservancy centralparknyc.org – @centralparknyccentralparknyc.org/institute g.page/central-park-ny Walk in the Park with Gil Art in the Parks …

El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Sam Beebe, Whale and Dolphin (Some rights reserved) In 1988 Mexico established the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve to include San Ignacio Lagoon, which is Latin America’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Not only is San Ignacio Lagoon a gray whale sanctuary, but it is one of only two undeveloped nursery and breeding grounds of the Pacific …

City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

Grand Circle Travel in the Southwest USA

Poster: Ron Mader, Downtown Las Vegas Mural The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA including Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Google Maps The route connects eight national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde – and national monuments, …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat (Some rights reserved) Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s mountains, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cLX5BC3fLBKBxBdH6 The mountain, …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations …