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Hiking HotSpot: Dripping Springs Natural Area

The Organ mountains, named as so for the needle like spires that resemble organ pipes, provide a dramatic backdrop for the city of Las Cruces, NM. This small city in Southern New Mexico is a popular base for adventure seekers. Outdoor lovers and fitness buffs seeking to explore all the exotic natural attractions throughout the […]

Attraction of the Week: City of Rocks

City of Rocks, a surreal geologic wonder in Southwestern New Mexico, is one to add to your bucket list of oddball roadside attractions. Seemingly popping out in the midst of nowhere in New Mexico’s isolated desert stand the grand towering rock formations known today as the City of Rocks. Today, these weirdly shaped rock formations […]

Silver City, New Mexico: A Beautiful Respite from the Desert Heat

Silver City, a small southwestern New Mexico community of just 10,000 residents, was founded as a mining town back in 1878. The scenic community sits at the foot of the Mongollon mountains. Today, Silver City is most popular with retirees seeking a laid-back mountain escape. Due to the proximity of a handful of natural wonders, […]

White Sands National Monument: Where you can go Sledding in the Middle of the Desert

White Sands National Monument is one of the most unique natural wonders you can visit out West, or elsewhere for the matter. In this portion of Southern New Mexico, you will come across a fascinating place where striking white gypsum sand dunes contrast beautifully amongst the clear blue skies of the Chihuahuan Desert. The sand […]

A Road Trip through Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces, a small town in Southern New Mexico which has been nicknamed “the city of the crosses,” is a nice base location for exploring attractions in the southern portion of the state. The origin of the name is not known although several theories exist. One theory suggests that multiple crosses were placed as grave […]

10 Western National Parks to Add to your Bucket List

The Western US is known for its’ many national wonders and is undoubtedly home to some of the most breathtakingly diverse & magnificent landscapes in the country. The West is home to 39 of the country’s 59 national parks, all of which hold their own beauty and uniqueness. Because elevation changes are so dramatic from […]

6 Fun Things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque is known for many things – unique local New Mexican cuisine, red or green chile, the International Balloon Festival, Breaking Bad, open desert landscapes with beautiful mountain views in the background, Native American culture, and much more. Albuquerque really offers a little something for everyone, whether you are a fitness or history buff, or […]

Attraction of the Week: The Albuquerque Zoo

The Albuquerque Zoo is part of the ABQ Biopark, one of the city’s best attractions for new tourists. This great city attraction includes 3 great parks for 1 price (before noon). For just $20 you can check out the zoo, aquarium, and botanical gardens, which makes for a perfect little relaxing morning out. Be sure to […]

Attraction of the Week: The Sandia Peak Tramway

The 2.7 mile long Sandia Peak tramway is one of the longest aerial rides in the world. This May marked the tram’s 50th year. A 15 minute ride (the tram supports 10,000 lbs and holds up to 50 people!) will take you to the top of the 10,378 foot tall Sandia Crest, the highest point in […]

Attraction of the Week: Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque

Petroglyph National Monument is quite an interesting addition to any Albuquerque vacation. While most tourists will be busy trying out authentic New Mexican cuisine in historic Old Town, taking a scenic ride on the Sandia Peak tramway, and/or enjoying a narrated Breaking Bad tour, planning for a short stop at Petroglyph National Monument is definitely worthy […]