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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Kentucky goes to the Super Bowl

November 02, 2011
  • The Kentucky Derby is bound to be part of a proposed Kentucky Super Bowl ad.
The Kentucky Derby is bound to be part of a proposed Kentucky Super Bowl ad. (Reuters )

In a novel promotional effort, Kentucky is turning to an online service to fund a promotional commercial for the 2012 Super Bowl. The state is using Kickstarter, an online crowd funding platform that helps finance creative projects . . . . The 3rd Annual Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival is this weekend, Nov. 5 and 6, at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. For info, click here  . . . . For those looking for amazing hiking ops, Zion National Park is offering “Zion in Winter” packages this year. Click here Zion in Winter Package for details . . . . Grand Canyon National Park’s Lisa Hendy has won the 2011 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award, the highest honor a ranger can win. . . . The 24th annual Festival of the Cranes takes flight Nov. 15-20 at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. For info, click here . . . . The Commodores will perform Dec. 31 at the Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas during a special New Year’s Eve appearance . . . . The USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, Calif., will host a combined United States and Britain Veteran’s Day ceremony on Nov. 11. For more information, call (510) 521-8448 . . . . Travel quote of the day:  “There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” (Gen. William Thornson)

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