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Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Carlsbad Caverns [With a Day Trip to Guadalupe Mountains NP]

Some of my mother’s most vivid childhood memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. She told me of her family entering on “a steep, slippery trail” to the “freezing caves.” Not surprisingly, I didn’t visit Carlsbad Caverns as a child. Thankfully, my family finally took a Southwest road trip including a visit to Carlsbad Caverns...

Santa Fe with Kids: For Artisans and Adventurers

Ever think of visiting Santa Fe with your kids? Though it may not seem so at first glance, Santa Fe is a wonderfully vibrant place to visit for families with children. With a mild climate all year round and tons of sunshine, Santa Fe is a city steeped in cultural history. It’s a place that...
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Gallup, New Mexico: Connecting To My Past

Why do we travel? For me, it’s about experiencing something new. I love discovering new adventures, meeting new people, and uncovering new cultures. But what I also love about travel is that it always surprises me. I would never have guessed that an antique necklace in Gallup, New Mexico would lead me on a journey...

Celebrating the Holidays with Family in Albuquerque, NM

The air is crisp; luminarias and traditional Christmas lights are up all over Albuquerque. Getting in the holiday spirit with kids this December won’t be difficult. Enjoy holiday strolls, theater performances, visits with Santa, and breathtaking light displays. Come bring your family to celebrate the holidays with all of the fun Christmas events in Albuquerque. They...

Epic Southwest National Parks Road Trip with Kids

Spring is a beautiful season in America’s Southwest. The cactus bloom — yellow, fiery red, and deep purplish burgundy. The temperatures stay moderate. They range from a cool 55 degrees in the highest elevations of New Mexico and top out around 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Tucson and Phoenix. It’s possible to walk among southern Arizona’s...

Top Five Things To Do Near Santa Fe with Kids

Photo by: Bigstock/photojohn830 There’s no place quite like Santa Fe. See how the picturesque, red-orange hue of adobe architecture makes a striking statement against the crystal blue sky. Surrounded by desert fauna and cactuses, this capital city is the perfect spot to experience a sublime, out-of this-world kind of family vacation. In descending order, check out these top...

Ski School: Learning to Ski as an Adult at Taos Ski Valley

And there I was standing in the way of these ski soldiers in my outdated, blue-and-hot pink CB Sport coat, sticking out like an awkward duckling amid a sea of Northfaces and Patagonias. I was a beginner skier trying out for the first time the notoriously steep Taos Ski Valley slopes.
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