Restaurant Weeks Return to New Mexico March 4 through April 1, 2012 2012 Event Now Welcomes Daytime Diners with Special Prix-Fixe Lunches The most delicious weeks of the year are back, with even more ways to experience the incomparable cuisine of Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Taos. New Mexico’s third annual Restaurant Weeks, March 4 through April 1, 2012, introduce the “Let’s Do Lunch” program, giving daytime diners the opportunity to feast on two- or three-course prix-fixe lunches as well as dinners. Santa Fe Restaurant Week kicks off a [Read More]
Yoga Vacations in New Mexico Practicing yoga is a fulfilling, life-changing experience and where better to fully experience the beauty and vigor of yoga than in enchanting New Mexico? The scent of fresh pine and sage permeating the senses, gazing up to deep blue skies while practicing your poses. Plateaus, mountaintops or fresh running rivers and streams, New Mexico can offer an exhilarating backdrop for your yoga practice or vacation. There are numerous ways to include yoga on your next visit to New Mexico: You can drop-in on most classes [Read More]
Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, known as the City Different, the state’s capitol city, is also an international favorite hosting visitors from all over the world each year. One of the world’s largest cities for the arts, Santa Fe’s Indian Markets and galleries contribute to its unique shopping experience. Santa Fe’s central location makes it the perfect jumping-off point for day trips visiting nearby points of interest such as Los Alamos (famous for the Los Alamos National Laboratories), The Eight Northern Pueblos, the Enchanted Circle (Taos, Red River, Angel [Read More]
The Rio Grande Gorge and the Geology that Formed It By Linda Thompson Rio Grande Gorge ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) Spanish conquistadores discovered the mouth of the Rio Grande River in 1519. In the next 100 years they founded some of the earliest North American settlements along its banks. These explorers named the river El Río Grande, or 'the Great River.' However, it has been called many other names. The pueblo people called it Posoge, or P'Osoge, 'big river.' Shipwrecked British sailors crossed it in 1568 and called [Read More]
The Tao of Taos Pueblo by Linda Thompson Taos Pueblo ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) In Chinese philosophy, the tao is the natural process through which all things change, a process necessary to a harmonious life. Taoism is a mystical sixth-century B.C. philosophy that Confucians adopted as the path of virtuous conduct. In the Tiwa language of Taos Pueblo, however, tao means 'to or toward the village.' Are the two words related? It is believed that Spaniards, encountering the people now known as Taos Native Americans in their multistoried [Read More]
Whitewater Rafting in Taos County By Linda Thompson Rafting on the Rio Grande ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) As powder draws skiers from miles away to Taos Mountain in the winter, the word 'whitewater' attracts rafting enthusiasts in the spring. In Taos County, the Rio Grande River offers some of the Southwest's most thrilling spring and summer outdoor recreation. One 48-mile section that includes the 'Taos Box,' has rapids as challenging as any river runner might desire. The Box itself is about 16 miles of tumbling rapids amid boulders [Read More]
Hiking in Taos County By Linda Thompson Hikers at Williams Lake near Taos Ski Valley ©Terry Thompson, HighMesaProductions.com (Taos, New Mexico) One of the most exhilarating ways to explore the northern New Mexican scenery is by foot. Within an hour of Taos are more than fifth hiking trails, mostly within the Carson National Forest, with others along the canyon of the Rio Grande River. Santa Fe-Taos Hiking Guide by Bob D'Antonio (Westcliffe Publishers, 2004), is an excellent resource, as are maps published by the U.S. Geological Service and the Bureau [Read More]
(Taos, New Mexico) Whether you visit Taos to ski, shop, go rafting, visit art galleries, or immerse yourself in the singular tri-cultural ambiance of northern New Mexico, don’t forget your golf clubs!
Three golf resorts provide very different experiences from March through October. During March and April, it is actually possible to ski in the morning and play nine or eighteen holes in the afternoon.