El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Herb and Lavender Fair

Just outside of Santa Fe is wonderful place called El Rancho de las Golondrinas. It’s an outdoor museum dedicated to the history and heritage of New Mexico during the 18th and 19th centuries. There are old historic colonial buildings (Manuel Baca’s home), a working mill, a morada (a Penitente meeting place), a real molasses mill […]

Soaking It Up At Spence Hot Springs in the Jemez Mountains

Forget swimming pools this summer; hot springs are the new place to go. Recently, I attended a birthday party where we all took a trip to Spence Hot Springs in the Jemez Mountains. From Albuquerque, the car ride is approximately two hours, four hours round trip, on State Highway 4. It might have been shorter […]

East Mountains: Everything Is Greener on the Other Side of the Sandias

Usually this time of the year, we set aside time for vacation away from home. This year we decided to stay put and take short excursions around ABQ. Enjoying the outdoors is one of our favorite things to do, especially hiking. It’s a great family activity to do, and even more so if you have […]

Nambé Falls and Lake: The First Stop on the High Road Scenic Bypass to Taos

One day when I was checking out at Whole Foods, the cashier and I were having a conversation about how nice the weather was and he stated he was looking forward to going to Nambé Falls for his birthday the next day. “There’s a waterfall here in New Mexico? Really? Where?” “It’s about 20 minutes […]

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