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Santa Fe's La Fonda is 'a living museum'

Santa Fe's La Fonda is 'a living museum' | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
SANTA FE >> It's been called "a living museum" and la corazon (the heart) of Santa Fe.
La Fonda ("the inn") is on the corner of a world-renowned plaza in the oldest continuously
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1As the center piece of Santa Fe,s hotel and resort industry, La Fonda is in of itself a priceless work of art. To experience it all you need to do is come to the "City Different", Santa Fe!

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Does art matter?

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Santa Fe, as the press release from the Santa Fe Gallery Association ballyhooing its latest promotio ...
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"Small wonder Santa Fe became the first U.S. municipality to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City. In fact, it’s one of only nine cities in the world to hold this designation." No wonder they call it "The city different."

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Sample the New Mexico flavor - ABQ Journal

Sample the New Mexico flavor - ABQ Journal | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Sample the New Mexico flavor
ABQ Journal
“Taste of New Mexico is one of the county's signature events,” said Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins. “It's the most popular event that we do every year.
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Being from New York City I have had to good fortune to be able to sample foods from around the world without ever leaving home. Now that I live in New Mexico I find that I can do the same thing through out the state.  This is another example since the are so many New Mexico flavors.

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5 free things to do in New Mexico's largest city - San Angelo Standard Times

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5 free things to do in New Mexico's largest city
San Angelo Standard Times
This Sept. 17, 2013 photo shows the Route 66 Malt Shop along Central Avenue in Albuquerque, N.M.
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As I say on my web page, www.new-mexico-travel-destinations.com, Albuquerque can be both a travel hub for all of New Mexico, or a destination in of itself. This posting speaks of it being a great destination, and many of the sights are free.

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Find thriving farmers' markets in every corner of New Mexico - ABQ Journal

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Find thriving farmers' markets in every corner of New Mexico
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From Taos to Las Cruces to Carlsbad, farmers' markets are thriving. No matter which city or town you live in, chances are you will find one nearby.
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1Good fresh food in every corner of New Mexico. Many small ranches and farms produce this bounty. Enjoy!

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Cover: The sixth annual New Mexico Pumpkin Festival - Las Cruces Sun-News

Cover: The sixth annual New Mexico Pumpkin Festival - Las Cruces Sun-News | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Cover: The sixth annual New Mexico Pumpkin Festival
Las Cruces Sun-News
Just around the corner are two holidays that pay homage to the pumpkin - Halloween shows off the pumpkin's spooky factor, whereas Thanksgiving shows off its deliciousness.
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Nothing scary, just good cleand fun for all the family. The fall season is one of the most beautiful through out New Mexico.

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Chile's Pungent Perfume Marks The Season In New Mexico - NPR (blog)

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Chile's Pungent Perfume Marks The Season In New Mexico
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That smell is part of what has drawn customers like Lorenzo and Peggy Lucero to the Diaz farm in Deming, in southwest New Mexico, for the past 30 years.
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The flavor and aroma that is Uniquely New Mexico.  A trip to Hatch is worth it as long as you bring back a big bag of roasted chile's.

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Most of Frijoles Canyon re-opened

Most of Frijoles Canyon re-opened | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monumen
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Frijoles canyon, a feast for the eyes.

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New Mexico's Enchanted Circle near Taos a top leaf-peeping option

New Mexico's Enchanted Circle near Taos a top leaf-peeping option | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Bright yellow foliage decorates many parts of the Southwest this time of year, and another place to experience those hues is on a drive around the Enchanted Circle, an 85-mile loop in northern New Mexico that begins in Taos.
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In the late Summer and Fall this area rivals the beautiful Fall colors of the Northeast.  In Winter there is some great skiing in this area...There are great sights in every corner of this beautiful state.

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Fiesta de Santa Fe 2013

Fiesta de Santa Fe 2013 | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Saturday Events: Desfile de Los Niños (Pet Parade): 9-10:45 a.m., Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets
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All I can say this is one of the best Parties in Santa Fe

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How to Spy a Turquoise Lie - The surprising truth about buying turquoise jewelry

How to Spy a Turquoise Lie - The surprising truth about buying turquoise jewelry | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Some call it a blue stone, a green stone, a sky-stone; some call it handcrafted, handmade or painted chalk from China.
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The Santa Fe Reporter has done it again, this is great info on Turquoise, This gem stone is part of our Southwest and Native American culture.

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Troop 98: Scouting for adventure

Troop 98: Scouting for adventure | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
In the last three years, the troop has undertaken eight major wilderness river expeditions in the Southwest.
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To me, their is no better place for Scouting then in mountains of New Mexico.

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TEMECULA: Sixth Annual New Mexico Chile Festival on tap

TEMECULA: Sixth Annual New Mexico Chile Festival on tap | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
The owners of Chile Hedz in Old Town, John and Raquel Anthony, have ordered more than 6,000 pounds of Hatch chiles for this weekend's New Mexico Chile Festival, a highlight on the late summer calen...
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The only thing better than NEW MEXICO GREEN CHILE..... is.... MORE NEW MEXICO GREEN CHILE. and this is a quote from a man from California.

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Ghosts of the Past at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum - Las Cruces Sun-News

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Ghosts of the Past at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
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Volunteers and staffers portray historical figures for annual Ghosts of the Past tours at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
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Cool and scary (sometimes) history in New Mexico.

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Canyon Rd. gallery adds Railyard location

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SF's 'Paseo corridor' a growing venue for contemporary art
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Santa Fe.s art destination gallops on.

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Looking for Big Flavors in a Small New Mexico Town - New York Times

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Looking for Big Flavors in a Small New Mexico Town
New York Times
It's just one reason I love Silver City, a town of about 10,000 in southwestern New Mexico.
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Good things to eat await at most of your New Mexico destinations. Here is another one.

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New Mexico geological wonder is nature's big sandbox - Columbus Dispatch

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New Mexico geological wonder is nature's big sandbox
Columbus Dispatch
ALAMOGORDO, N.M.
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The diversity that nature blessed New Mexico with is just awe inspiring. It has mountains, forest, lakes, caverns, deserts and on and on. This is truly an enchanted place.

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From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico - Huffington Post

From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico - Huffington Post | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
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From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico
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In 1933 Felix Silva went legit.
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A good "watering hole" is hard to find.  Love the part about the guns and pipes.  Back in my days in the Bronx we would call this type of bar a "Bucket of Blood".  Those days are lone gone, and the Bronx is far away. But here just outside Albuquerque is truly a bar with style.  New Mexico style.

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Surprises await in New Mexico's backroads - USA TODAY

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Surprises await in New Mexico's backroads
USA TODAY
USA Today Political Editor Paul Singer is driving across the country staying off the interstate highways and avoiding national chains for food and lodging.
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I like Paul have traveled this great state with no particular destination planned.  New Mexico always seems to have a pleasant surprise around the next bend of the road. No matter where you are in this very big state you will end up enchanted.

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A literary trail in Taos, New Mexico

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Sachidananda Mohanty visits a beautiful town in New Mexico that drew an endless stream of artists, writers, poets and musicians.

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Taos has drawn some of the most talented minds of the last century. Their insights on the mystical magic of Taos and New Mexico are to see this wonderful area through "new eyes".

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Free Range

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Kyle Wagner knows a good thing when she sees it. The bed and breakfast she mentions in this article is one of the best in the Southwest.

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Fair features belly dancers

Fair features belly dancers | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
It takes Pomegranate Studios owner and director Myra Krien three months to sew the costumes and prep ...
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HISTORY

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Food critics to pick best cheeseburger

Food critics to pick best cheeseburger | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
Come Saturday, some prominent outsiders get to help decide which local eatery can officially claim a ...
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In "The City Different" is it really the Green Chili Cheeseburger capital? Taste and see!

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Observer News - On the road again... Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa

Observer News - On the road again... Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
On the road again... Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa
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A gem of  a ranch experience nesseled in the heart of the Sango de Chriso mountains.

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On the Culture Front: Exploring the Southwest in Canyons, Contemporary Art and Cuisine

On the Culture Front: Exploring the Southwest in Canyons, Contemporary Art and Cuisine | what to do in New Mexico | Scoop.it
What was I doing canyoneering anyway? I'm more likely the guy to write about James Franco trapped in a canyon in 127 Hours than actually do it myself.
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This young man get,s it about Santa Fe. It is not a place, it is an experience.

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