Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …

Chesapeake Bay

Photo: Timothy Pohlhaus, Summer Low Tide, Upper Chesapeake Bay (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay’s 64,299-square-mile (166,534 km2) drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) and all …

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 …

National Train Day

Photo: National Park Service, Golden Spike National Historic Site (Some rights reserved) Second Saturday in May in the USA Hashtag: #NationalTrainDay Wikipedia: National Train Day was a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of railway travel and the history of trains in …

C-SPAN

Logo Wikipedia: C-SPAN an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is an American cable and satellite television network that was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. C-SPAN televises many proceedings of the United States federal government, as well as other public affairs programming. Key Linksc-span.orgTV NetworksAmerican ArtifactsRadioRadio AppScheduleFacebookYouTube – …

Lake Mead Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Lake Mead? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: ElsewhereWindfinder Callville BayClosed indefinitely March 24, 2022https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/callville-bay.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/lakeconditions.htmhttps://callvillebay.com Rainbow Gardenshttps://ohv.nv.gov/trails/rainbow-gardenshttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/lava-butte-rainbow-gardens 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency and size …

Mexico USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive (Some rights reserved) EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National …

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, …

National Travel and Tourism Week

Logo The first full week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week in the USA, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. Host: @USTravel 2022 dates: May 1-7 Hashtags#PowerOfTravel, #TravelandTourismWeek, #TheFutureofTravel, #NTTW22 Key Linksustravel.orgVirtual Road [email protected]@travelcoalition Questions = Preguntas Where can we access timely …