Singapore

Photo: William Cho, Expo MRT Wikipedia: The island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Google Maps HeadlinesSingapore street food added to Unesco …

Tokyo

Photo: Marc Veraart, Scene from a park Tokyo … Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FxnYURs6SJxizDMR6 HeadlinesThe underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods – BBCTake one last stroll through Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market before it closes – Quartz ReferenceCurrent Local Time Recommended ListeningLost and Found: Tokyo Elsewhere on the WebSake Tours – @saketours Features Planeta.com

Cusco, Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Calles The city of Cusco, Perú (altitude: 3,400 meters) is modern as well as Indigenous and proud of its roots. Google Maps Background Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire and as such it houses countless archaeological …

Carson City, Nevada

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Carson City Carson City is the capital of Nevada, named after mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the town’s population lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles (50 …

Durban, South Africa

Photo: South Africa Tourism, Addington Beach South Africa – The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Google Maps Natural WorldThe sardine run is an annual phenomenon during the South African winter. Shoals of sardines Sardinops sagax move from the waters of the Eastern Cape to those of KwaZulu-Natal …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines“Megacities” on the rise – AxiosThe art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differentlyFour principles for the future of city streets – Mediumhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-citieshttps://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-themhttp://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.htmlhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parkshttp://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-touristshttp://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF)The 10 worst city tourism videosThe Rise of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybakerThe secrets of the world’s happiest citiesHow …

Cities

Photo: Mexico City’s Templo Mayor 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. We …

Houston

Photo: Pinke, Skyline Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Caxgh2VoaDXsYvXy7 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Houston? HistoryHouston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing) and incorporated as a …

Guadalajara

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and the charro tradition, …

Washington, DC

Photo: NASA, Supermoon Washington, D.C., or the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. The city was specifically designed for the federal government and is not part of any state. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Au96y87to61DCT799 City ParksOfficially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands …