Is it the journey or the destination that matters most? There’s more than one road leading to Santa Fe and the Turquoise Trail turns the journey from Albuquerque to Santa Fe into an all-day excursion. The drive itself is only about 50 miles but takes you past scenic views of Sandia Crest, through old mining towns like Golden and Cerillo, and into the artist enclave
One thing that became abundantly clear on my trip to southern California is just how varied the United States is. I didn’t expect to like Los Angeles — after all, I dislike San Francisco — but even within a single state, there’s so much diversity that it felt like different worlds. I stand corrected on my take of California and have proved to myself yet again
What a year! 2014 was full of ups and downs for me. To be perfectly honest, I’m ready to bid adieu to this bipolar year — but I’ll admit the amount of travel I did was a highlight. I have no intention of keeping up this pace of travel ever again. I had ~150 days on the road, spread across 11 countries. Some of those
Is there anything more beautiful than fall foliage? Yes. It gets even more beautiful when you add snow to the mix. It was pure luck that the day I drove the Enchanted Circle scenic byway out of Taos that a layer of snow had blanketed the area overnight. The vivid yellow aspens against New Mexico’s cloudless skies is a sight to behold all autumn long
Less than an hour from Santa Fe is a natural wonder and archaeological site of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Today, this protected area within the Frijoles Canyon is known as Bandelier National Monument, a day trip that doesn’t get nearly enough mention. Bandelier National Monument In fact, I nearly never went there. My parents and I had plans to spend the morning at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, but
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. All opinions are 100% mine. Although there are some parts of the world that are easily explored on foot or by public transportation, the American Southwest is best seen by car. Distances can be vast and scenery outside of town begs for the freedom to stop and take a photo or explore.
I really wanted 2013 to be an epic year for travel and it absolutely was! It turned out to be nothing at all like I expected, but it was amazing just the same. I started the year with some local travel (plus much-needed rest and relaxation) at Primland Resort here in Virginia. I beat my winter slump by heading to Asheville, a funky town in North Carolina
While I’m on vacation this week, I’m delighted to share travel tips and stories from a different point of view. Today’s post is courtesy of my dad! Travel blogs are inspired by new adventures shared by a travelling author, and a corresponding thirst for embracing new experiences by blog readers. What if your adventure could take you millions of light years away? Wouldn’t that be