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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, New Mexico

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 […]

20 Amazing Coffee (and Tea) Shops

What makes a coffee shop great? Awesome espresso drinks? A cozy setting? Outstanding service? Ultimately, the difference between a basic and amazing coffee experience comes down to a combination of all 3. Luckily, you can find at least one interesting coffee shop almost anywhere you go, perhaps even in your own hometown. Take a look […]

Where Four States Meet: Four Corners Monument

An interesting roadside attraction to visit if you find yourself driving through Southwestern Colorado, Northwestern New Mexico, Southeastern Utah, or Northeastern Arizona is Four Corners Monument, a sight to behold, as it is the only place in the country where 4 states intersect. When visiting the Four Corners monument, you will have the opportunity to […]

Aliens in Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell, a small city in Southeastern New Mexico, is most well-known for being home to the UFO incident of 1947. Although the alleged crash was 75 miles Northwest of Roswell in the desert, the town is still most frequently associated with UFOs. Over the years there has been an abundance of evidence, both to prove […]



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