My time in Santa Fe was spent visiting historical landmarks, enjoying art, and eating incredible food. (The food alone makes New Mexico a vacation destination.) Because Santa Fe has so much for visitors to see and do I’ve broken the city up into categories to make it easier to read and learn about. I hope you […]
– New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of those magical places you never want to leave once you have visited. This sunny destination awash in vivid colors, spicy cuisine, and art has mesmerized visitors for centuries. Touching down I was immediately struck by the beauty of this desert environment ringed by mountains with the ever-changing light […]
You think it’s going to be the cliffs, the canyons, or maybe even the petroglyphs. You think what will astound you about Santa Fe and its surrounds will be the Grand Canyon landscape, the moonstone hardscape of the desert, or the balmy waves of heat coming off the land.
When driving to Taos from the south there are generally two ways to get to the northern New Mexico mountain community: the Low Road and the High Road. Both are beautiful in their own right, and both should be driven if time permits. An hour north of Santa Fe, Taos is accessible via the Low […]
The critically acclaimed television show “Breaking Bad” had just ended its successful run the week prior to our visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where AMC’s massive hit was set and filmed. We didn’t visit the houses that played the homes of Walter White or Hank Schrader, didn’t make a drive by at “Better Call Saul’s” […]
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of those cities that has its own vibe, its own way of doing things. And that vibe draws people in from across the country and around the world. I’m sure the city has plenty of natives, but on a recent visit to the New Mexico capital, more times than […]
Why is New Mexico lauded as “The Land of Enchantment”? Renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who visited in the 1930’s, wrote friends back in New York: “I wish you could see what I see out my window. The earth pink, and yellow cliffs, the full pale moon about to go down in an early morning sky. […]
As spring melts away snow-kissed winter dreams, I’d like to give my love to Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. This is a beautiful, advanced mountain with heart-stopping steeps and a lots of juicy hike-to terrain. Traditionally a skier’s spot, Taos Ski Valley only opened to snowboarders at the end of last season. So it […]
The once-mining town of Red River, New Mexico still evokes a rough-n-tumble past of gold-diggin’ prospectors and trappers in coonskin caps. It’s rugged and tiny, with a population of roughly 450, and therein lies the magic of the ski and snowboard experience at Red River’s core. A true ski-in/ski-out town, Red River Ski Area skips […]
Red and green chiles bring the heat to New Mexican cuisine, but come winter, the state’s hottest attraction may be the Angel Fire Resort. Just three hours northeast of the Albuquerque Sunport International Airport, this ski and snowboard funderland in the southern Rocky Mountains offers an amenity-packed destination with engaging, mostly intermediate terrain.