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Guadalupe Mountains

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...

A Family Guide to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park

For as long as I can remember, my mother has told me stories of her childhood road trips back and forth from Los Angeles to Chicago in a cramped car with no air conditioning in the 1950s. Some of her most vivid memories are from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. At Carlsbad Caverns her family hiked...

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