A wedding in Santa Fe and an unexpected Halloween Treat
Dining room at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe NM

A wedding in Santa Fe and an unexpected Halloween Treat

The morning after the wedding we found a note on our door inviting us to a “Fur Friends Costume Contest” that afternoon to benefit the Espanola Humane Society, which has found adoptions for more than 152,000 dogs and cats over the years. How could we pass this up, Trooper seemed to ask us.

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Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track
Native American jewelry on display at Perry Null Trading

Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track

Still doing holiday shopping? Take your pick of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, handwoven rugs and baskets — entire roomfuls that are handmade by Native American artisans. Of course, you can shop till you drop anytime!

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Roswell N.M.: UFO Central and Much More
The model of the 1947 crash site built from witness accounts is a highlight of the International UFO Museum

Roswell N.M.: UFO Central and Much More

Picture thousands of fans of “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and other Sci-Fi movie franchises and their families descending on Roswell to see aliens at the UFO Festival

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Trading in the arts of Native America – Gallup, New Mexico
Perry Null Trading Gallup NM

Trading in the arts of Native America – Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup is what you might call a “hidden gem.” You might need to work a bit to have your authentic experience, whether deciding for yourself whether you prefer the local red or green chili sauce, the type of Native American jewelry, or whether you want to go hot air ballooning

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5 Reasons You Need To Take The Kids to Santa Fe NM in 2018
Chilis galore at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market

5 Reasons You Need To Take The Kids to Santa Fe NM in 2018

Santa Fe is the city different with a bustling art scene, a cultural hub and a restaurant scene that will have foodies from both sides of the coast drooling with jealousy

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It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow
If you’re headed for the slopes this winter, look for kids’-free deals

It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow

Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket

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In Albuquerque: an historic Inn and Organic Farm
Breakfast at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm in Albuquerque NM

In Albuquerque: an historic Inn and Organic Farm

Check out the peacocks! Smell the lavender! Tonight we’re at the family- owned Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque, which was established in 1934.

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Green Chile Cheesburgers and Bubbling Hot Springs – New Mexico tour
Green Chile Cheesburger in Abuiqiu NM

Green Chile Cheesburgers and Bubbling Hot Springs – New Mexico tour

It’s a risk as well as an adventure – stopping for a green chile cheeseburger lunch (a New Mexico specialty) at a grocery store/gas station along the state’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

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