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Our calendar for October 2017 features the sand dunes at Sunset Park. Key Links An editorial note – the calendars which have long been a feature on my blog will be shifted to I’ll continue for the rest … Continue reading

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Improving our communication about parks and tourism

For the past few years I have the director of communications for the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS). It’s election time and my quandary is how to engage TAPAS members (and voters before August 30). A … Continue reading

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What’s on the calendar in September? September is mes de la patria in Mexico, biodiversity monthin Australia and tourism month in South Africa. In the USA, #HispanicHeritageMonth Mark your calendar! September 8 is International Literacy Daywhich we use to call out attention for digital literacy. September 27 is World Tourism Day and we … Continue reading

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In August hosts one of our two tentpole events — Indigenous Peoples Week to celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Other events and celebrations in August include World Photography Day on August 19. Check out National Heritage Week in Ireland. August 1 Swiss National … Continue reading

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Vegas Bingo

Our newest Vegas Bingo Card: Learn the lingo! 51s – Air-Conditioning – America’s Party – Baseball – Bathtub Ring – Beatles – Bike Lanes – Bike Share – Boomtown – Boxing – Caliche – Campus – Casino – Chinatown – City – CityCentre – Clark County – Consumer Electronic Show – Conventions – Culture … Continue reading

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What’s on the July 2017 calendar? July 1 Canada Day (Canada) July 1 Territory Day #TerritoryDay (NT, Australia) July 2-9 NAIDOC Week July 3 Saint Day: Tomás el Apóstol (Mexico) July 4 Independence Day (USA) July 6 Frida Kahlo Birthday (Mexico) July 11 World Population Day July 14 Bastille Day (France) July 17 Guelaguetza July … Continue reading

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Welcome June! I’m still excited having reblogged for the first time. Once upon a time I used this blog as a means of learning how to blog, while the majority of my attention went to the maintenance of And … Continue reading

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