Five Favorite Close-to–Santa Fe Hikes

There's a reason crowds of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts flock to New Mexico—specifically Santa Fe—during the summer. Santa Fe is the perfect place to visit if you're interested in exploring picturesque desert landscapes and taking on the spectacular hiking trails of northern New Mexico. Here is a list of my top five favorite hikes located [...]

Celebrating Jake’s Birthday in Albuquerque

If I haven't already introduced him, Jake is my boyfriend, my college sweetheart, my partner in crime, my favorite goober. And every year I plan a surprise for my favorite goober on his birthday (April 6). For his 21st birthday I took him to Coors Brewery for a commemorative t-shirt and three free beers (a [...]

Santa Fe and Albuquerque Must-Dos

There is an abundance of activities to choose from in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque—two of the most culturally vibrant cities in New Mexico. From the art galleries on Canyon Road to the Sandia Peaks, Santa Fe and Albuquerque are teeming with possibilities for adventure. But what is a must-do activity in each city if [...]

Skiing and Snowboarding at Ski Santa Fe

Even though I lived in Colorado on and off for nearly ten years, (the longest I have ever lived in one state), I've only been skiing twice. My first attempt was when my dad and uncle took me to Breckenridge to go skiing before we left Denver to move to Boston. I spent more time [...]

Riding Up to the Sandia Peak

At 10,378 feet, the Sandia Peak of the Cibola National Forest provides 11,000 square miles of New Mexico views. And the best way to get to the top of Sandia Peak is by riding the Sandia Peak Tramway—the longest tram ride in the United States. In the summertime, take the tram up the mountainside to [...]

How To Make the Most of Santa Fe in One Day

If you have to choose a time of year to come to Santa Fe, make it autumn. The changing leaves and crisp breeze are nothing short of magic in the air. And if you only have one day, make it Saturday, the best day of the week to explore the City Different. Start off at [...]