Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo is a haven, a refuge, a healing sanctuary. It is one of the most visited holy sites in the United States. It’s also a prominent historic landmark in the state of New Mexico, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors and seekers of spiritual healing from all …
3 Reasons to Explore the Bisti Badlands

If you’ve already seen the Bisti Badlands, you probably don’t need any persuasion to see it again. It’s the kind of place that New Mexicans are naturally drawn to. In fact, this beautiful bit of wilderness is one of New Mexico’s most interesting and unique sites for discovering, exploring, and learning …
8 Things That Will Happen If You Leave New Mexico

1. Your access to Hatch Chile won’t change Although the rest of the U.S. doesn’t function on Hatch Chile as you might, there is always a way to obtain the state’s most cherished food. Even growing up mostly in Missouri, we had stashes of Hatch Green Chile stored in our …
5 Things to do in Hatch

What do you think of when you think of Hatch, New Mexico? No, not that – the other thing. There’s a lot more to this lovely little village than you might think. Thousands of people will travel from around New Mexico and the US to enjoy the famous festival this …
Top 5 Summer Festivals You Won't Want to Miss!

When the short, cool winter turns to long days of abundant sunshine, we know it’s time for summer. But one other thing lets us know the season has changed—festivals. Although there are many great festivals to visit throughout the year, nothing says summer like loading up your friends and family …

Shrewd, charming, fiercely independent, beautiful wealthy, powerful, respected. These are the words used to describe Madame La Tules, a successful businesswoman in the 1800’s, ahead of her time. But not everyone respected her success or the business that created it. Rumors and gossip abounded among Americans, outside of her elite …
5 Things to do in Cloudcroft

Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is a popular place to visit for culture and entertainment. But it’s a lot more fun if you know where (and when) to go. This list explores some of the most interesting and exciting things to do in Cloudcroft. Use it to plan your visit and make …
Full Moon Nights at White Sands

A Full Moon Night at White Sands is the kind of experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. The magic and beauty of the white sand dunes in the last light of day and under the bright full moon inspire a powerful sense of communion with …
Which of These Movies Were Filmed in New Mexico?

Have you ever watched a movie and thought “Hey… That looks a whole lot like where I live!” when watching some of your favorite movies?  Well, you might be surprised to find out how many of Hollywood’s greatest hits were actually filmed in New Mexico. Do you think you can figure …
Top 5 Off The Grid Airbnb Stays

In our fast-paced and busy world, it’s often difficult to shut down, relax, and just be in the moment—free from technology. We are constantly on the go, but we all need times to recharge and remember the simple and most important things in life. Although there are many ways to …