Pursuing my dreams of owning/operating a ‘Space Colony Glamping Business,’ I registered to attend The Glamping Show USA 2022 in October as a first time attendee! I’m very satisfied with my choice of going to this glamping conference based on everything I learned and experienced firsthand! As the only U.S. Trade Event dedicated to the glamping industry, I’d recommend anyone who’s interested in pursuing glamping to attend.
Whether you are a seasoned glamping pro or the new kid on the block, the indoor/outdoor Expo is Wonderland. Picture swanky canvas tents, furnished wagons, cool new structures, creative amenities, new tech and a ton of other gems to help you take your glamping biz to the next level.”
“Meow Wolf Denver’s Convergence Station is unforgettable, transformational, and not to be missed. Discover immersive psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative as you take a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic.”
The premise of the “Convergence” story theme is the melding of four separate worlds and the memory wipe of all the displaced citizens. As part of this immersive experience, guests have to solve the mystery behind the convergence, specifically four separate women whose lives are somehow linked to this catastrophe.
After the History Colorado Center visit, I walked over to the Denver Art Museum and the nearby Clyfford Still Museum using the 3 Day Mile High Culture Pass. The Denver Art Museum is housed in a unique angular building that resemble shards of metal or jagged geometric cliff-side rocks.
“…the Denver Art Museum today is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. The museum’s global art collections represent cultures around the world, with more than 70,000 works of art in 12 collections, including African art, architecture and design, art of the ancient Americas, Asian art, European and American art before 1900, Latin American art, Oceanic art, modern and contemporary art, photography, textile art and fashion, Indigenous arts of North America, and western American art. The museum’s global collections also reflect work by artists from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about the world.”
I drove up to Denver for the Glamping Show Conference with some extra days for exploring the city and it’s attractions. While I didn’t have an exact plan of what I wanted to do, I came across the City of Denver’s Culture Pass. The 3 Day Mile High Culture Pass offered admission to several attractions in the area, and was well worth the price!
My culture pass took me first to the History Colorado Center in central Denver. The museum showcases a thorough history of Colorado and offers educational programs for the community. History Colorado the 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the Department of Higher Education manages this museum and other attractions and programs across Colorado.
“[The] History Colorado Center opened in 2012 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. An award-winning tourist destination and a hub of learning and entertainment, the center houses core exhibits along with traveling exhibitions through [their] Smithsonian Affiliation. It offers public programs, events, and educational programs that foster cultural understanding through authentic perspectives. The History Colorado Center is also home to the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, State Historical Fund, and Stephen H. Hart Research Center…”
Here’s a list of famous people (and locally famous icons) I’ve met along my way in life. They are all some how related through either my eco-travels, my conservation career, or my general eco-interests. Most of these people I’ve met while in Texas, which goes to show there’s a growing interest in eco-thinking in Texas.
I’ve included a brief bio and how I’ve met each person. I also included a video of each person for better context. (You might not consider some of these people to be famous, but they are well-know in local movements.)
Famous Person: Marty Raney
Homestead Builder, Master Stone Mason, Hunter & Mountain Guide
“Marty Raney does the teaching and travels helping other homesteaders learn the ways. He is often joined by daughter Misty who is a good carpenter and a farmer and son Matt a proficient hunter. Their journey is chronicled on the Discovery show “Homestead Rescue.”
Marty was who I was most excited to see at the Mother Earth News Fair! I’ve watched nearly all of his Homestead Rescue episodes. He’s an inspiration for another way to live, while also making homesteading popular on TV.