Auckland = Tāmaki Makaurau

Photo: Denisbin, View from Maungawhau / Mount Eden (Some rights reserved) Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Joining …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo Ron Mader, Arts Festival (Some rights reserved) Henderson is located in the foothills south of Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, biking and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. Natural WorldAmong our favorite city parks in the world: …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Shadows (some rights reserved) 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. Life is BeautifulSkateboarding fish, spellbound lemurs: The murals of Life is BeautifulMurals of Life is Beautiful remain after music ends …

Cities

Photo: Templo Mayor (Some rights reserved) Cities need human voices to articulate stories about regenerative practices and responsible travel. There are countless good actions taking place around the globe and we would like to hear what’s taking place. Planeta.com spotlights cities around the globe. Our guides are far from perfect, so suggestions are always welcome. …

New York City Links

New York City Flag What would locals like others know about New York City? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe World Trade Center Was Hated Even Before It Was BuiltNYC Tourism May Not Fully Recover Until 2025, City Booster PredictsAn Interview With New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICPWhy Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are …

San Antonio, Texas

Photo: Vic Vargas, Riverwalk (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on San Antonio, Texas Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/sD29Nk1PXzLVmqSU8 QuotesWe are all members of one community and we have a common goal … improving the economic and social conditions of our city and making it a more desirable place in which to live. = Todos somos miembros de una comunidad …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species of plants, …

Cleveland, Ohio

Photo: Ron Mader, Parker B Lewis Building (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Cleveland is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla (Some rights reserved) Puebla City (Ciudad de Puebla de Zaragoza) (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy, …

Toronto

Photo: Amber Dawn Pullin, Skyline (Some rights reserved) Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Take a walk in the parks. A highway along the lake has been transformed into more pedestrian-friendly spaces. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/LfJAc7h2hmq1pesK8 HeadlinesToronto Restaurant Fights Waste By Chopping Menu Prices Till Food Is Gone – …