Izanami: Sake and Spa

The most important alcoholic beverage in Japan is SAKE. It’s called “the drink of the gods” and has a long history dating back for centuries. This fermented rice and water drink is used in religious ceremonies and is enjoyed by many in the social setting among friends and family. Interestingly, sake is believed to possess […]

Acoma: Sky City

The American Indians make up about 10% of New Mexico’s population- their culture and traditions are a vital part of the state’s history and way of life. I encourage everyone to learn and know something about this important ethnic group. Sure, you can read a book or visit a museum but for an up-close and […]

Quest New Mexico: Kit Carson’s Home & Museum (and Taos Cow ice cream at Caffe Tazza)

One of the great things about my son’s 7th grade curriculum is that there are assignments which require the students to go out and explore their community. One such assignment is Quest New Mexico. This is a history assignment in which students must journey with their families to a significant historical site in New Mexico […]

Food, Passion, Politics, and Death: Gabriel’s and Tosca

Summer is officially over this weekend, so I wanted to share our last summertime activity because it may inspire you to think about including this event in your family outings for next summer. I followed the forecast all week and hoped Mother Nature would be cooperative, but dark clouds loomed overhead and to the north […]

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