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Picture Perfect

San Francisco de Asís church.Photograph by Jessica WarnerTaos’ one-of-a-kind destinations are worth sharing. Grab the best shots with tips from fellow travelers — and tag #GuestLifeNewMexico for a chance to be featured here. San Francisco de Asís church  This church in Ranchos de Taos is one of the most photographed destinations in the state. “This mission church in Ranchos de …

News Mexico Hikes

Enchanting Hikes

Sitting Bull Spring Trail.Photograph by Dennis McElveen.From scenic jaunts to epic journeys, discover the best treks in Southern New Mexico. By Jim O’Donnell Above the cool cascade of Sitting Bull Falls, my son peered through a craggy stand of willow and cottonwood. He spied a filament of blue cutting a path through a green, grassy meadow jeweled with white, yellow, …

DIY Art

DIY Art

Bullseye Resource Center.Photo Courtesy Bullseye Resource Center.Santa Fe and Taos workshops invite inspired visitors to express themselves. By Ashley M. Biggers Santa Fe and Taos’ respective histories as art colonies date back to the early 20th century. The success of Los Cincos Pintores and the Taos Society of Artists drew artists to the northern New Mexico towns, which have cultivated …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Come Back: Gallup Forever

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.A landmark Native American ceremonial celebrates a century. By Ashley M. Biggers Launched in 1922, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial will mark its hundredth anniversary in 2022. It’s one of New Mexico’s longest continuously held events, as well as one of the oldest continuously held celebrations of Native American culture and art and inspired numerous other gatherings …

New Mexico Spa Treatments

Healing Practices

Mountain Spirit Purification treatment at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado.Photo Courtesy Four Seasons.New Mexico spas tap into Native American traditions. By Ashley M. Biggers Whether its using local ingredients or honoring ancient rituals, spas take cues from healing traditions. New Mexican spas blend Native American inspirations, allowing spa goers to experience tried-and-true healing practices. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, …

Upcoming New Mexico Attractions

On the Horizon

Ten 3.Photograph by Jeff Caven, Courtesy Ten 3.A look at Albuquerque’s latest and greatest. Tasty New Heights Sandia Peak Tramway — one of Albuquerque’s most notable attractions — has opened the doors of a new restaurant. Ten 3 cantilevers off the Sandia Mountains’ peak at more than 10,000 feet near the terminus of the Sandia Peak Tramway. Nearly every seat …

Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Photography by Kate Russell, courtesy Meow WolfCreated by more than 100 local artists, Meow Wolf Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return is a wildly imaginative, 20,000-square-foot space designed to inspire participants of all ages. Chaotic portals take participants to worlds they’ve only seen in their wildest dreams through this explorable, immersive art installation. A unique combination of interactive children’s museum, …

Spa at Loretto

Spa Meditations

The Inn and Spa at Loretto.With its stacked-adobe architecture, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. But there’s more to this hotel than the exterior. This boutique hotel is part of the Heritage Hotels and Resorts collection. It sits on the former site of the historic Our Lady of Loretto Academy …

Hot Air Balloons

High and Mighty

Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaPhoto by Blaine Harrington IIIThe world’s largest hot air balloon festival lifts off in Albuquerque. By Ashley M. Biggers The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta began nearly 50 years ago in a mall parking lot when 13 hot air balloons gathered to mark a local radio station’s anniversary. Pilot Sid Cutter, one of the first people to own …

Healing Waters

Healing Waters

Photo courtesy Ojo CalienteThe City Different has its share of luxurious spas. Known as an alternative healing oasis, it also has a handful of natural soaking pools within a stone’s throw. Natural Hot Springs Jemez Springs An ancient volcanic field in north-central New Mexico hosts a long-lived geothermal system that burbles to the surface via natural pools in the town …