All New Mexico Travel Advice

  • March 7, 2014 12:17 pm
    Nothing beats a warm soak outside on a crisp day. You'll have to ramble down dirt roads, hike into canyons, and cross suspension bridges to get to these hidden hot springs. But the effort will make the "ahhh" even sweeter when you finally slip into a steamy bath set in the middle of a thick forest or beneath the glittery Milky Way. Here are 10 of our favorites in the U.S. and Canada. read more
  • October 17, 2013 12:34 pm
    Bordello murders, fatal wedding-day accidents, and other tragedies have left behind unsettled spirits across the country. Here are some of America's most haunted restaurants and bars. read more
  • September 27, 2013 10:11 am
    While most people are flocking to harvest fairs and Oktoberfests, set your sights on something different this festival season. read more
  • September 20, 2013 12:05 pm
    Shortening days, comfy sweaters, steaming mugs of warm apple cider: Some things are so quintessentially fall that, despite the promise of snowy days to come, we just can't wait to partake. Autumn is the ideal time for weekend trips both urban and rustic. Check out our 10 favorite fall destinations and then plan your own cozy escape. read more
  • May 18, 2012 7:00 am
    Ranked number two in "Smithsonian" magazine's 2012 list of Best Small Towns in America, Taos is one of New Mexico's best destinations. read more
  • February 28, 2011 9:41 am
    This spring, hit an undiscovered wine trail in Europe, find your own Outback, or dine your way through a closer-to-home slice of France, all for less than usual. read more
  • June 25, 2010 6:00 am
    Plenty of cities in the U.S. and Canada are known for being walkable, and a number of urban centers cater to cyclists as well, even offering bicycles for rent. But a few destinations stand out as urban meccas for active travelers. read more
  • April 11, 2010 12:00 am
    Hell, Cool, Carefree, Intercourse. What? read more
  • April 1, 2010 4:30 pm
    April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and hotels in some of the country's most beautiful locations are celebrating with discounts and special activities. read more
  • March 24, 2010 12:00 am
    These trips aren't for everyone. But if crashing, roaring, flashing nature is up your alley, these destinations have dream vacation written all over them. read more
  • November 20, 2009 12:00 am
    While many winter travelers head to the beach or to popular ski resorts, savvy tourists can take advantage of fewer crowds and off-peak deals for fabulous vacations. read more
  • April 7, 2009 4:55 pm
    Summer getaway deals are hot right now. And while the sunny season might still be few months away, planning ahead can net you big savings at some great destinations. read more
  • March 12, 2009 4:42 pm
    Full-body imaging scanners have been in place in several airports for months, but this is the first time they will replace metal detectors in the security line. read more
  • December 8, 2008 4:37 pm
    Winter can be a great time to travel. This year, big savings in U.S. cities and international destinations alike will make up for any inclement weather you may encounter. read more
  • July 7, 2008 12:00 am
    Since Santa Fe averages 300 days of sunshine per year, it's hard to imagine a better place for a summer trip. Find more art and culture than you could exhaust in a lifetime. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Whether you're looking for a hot spot or a destination off the beaten path this summer, you can find inspiration in these lists. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    You'll save big bucks this year if you go beyond typical winter destinations. This winter's picks include three stateside cities, with one exception in each of Canada and Europe. read more
  • October 3, 2007 12:00 am
    Around the U.S. and in Canada, annual festivals are dedicated to colorful hot air balloons, a delight to adults and children alike. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    <em>American Style Magazine</em> announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Arts Destinations readers' poll. Winners come in three sizes: big, mid-sized, and small city. With 75 winners to choose from, art may be closer than you think. read more
  • March 29, 2007 9:01 am
    Spring is the perfect time to visit the parks of the Southwest. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Even if you aren't heading to Mexico or Central America for the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead festivities on November 2, you can still find a celebration closer to home. Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Seattle are among the cities hosting events in honor of the holiday. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    There are hot-air balloon rallies, races, and fiestas all over the place. I bring this up is because I just found a short video of this year's Great Reno Balloon Race that highlights the visual impact these events can have, and thought I'd post a link for people who A) enjoy watching pretty things, and B) are trying to figure out if they'd like to attend a balloon event and want to get a sense of what it's like. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    If you looked at the homepage yesterday, you already know that Albuquerque is SmarterTravel.com's destination of the month for October. Why? Two words, one English, one Spanish: Balloon Fiesta. Hot air balloons, wine, and fireworks; a little something for everybody. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    With a festival that includes more than 700 hot air balloons ascending simultaneously, covering the blue skies in a rainbow of colors, there are more than enough reasons to visit Albuquerque in October. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Lower prices for airfare combined with off-season hotel rates and attractions packages spell a less expensive fall vacation. There are plenty of deals to be found all around the world for post-Labor Day travel, particularly in the U.S., Caribbean, and Central America. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Last week, Orbitz published two lists about destinations, the first looking back at the most popular destinations of the last five years, and the second of "locations that should be on everyone's must see list" in the next five years. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    I'm a firm believer that local food should be part of every travel experience. So it makes sense that I'm recommending this Concierge.com article on local food specialties around the U.S. With suggestions such as lobster roll in Maine, banana pudding in Nashville, and green chile cheeseburgers in Santa Fe, it's a delicious 21-destination list that might inspire you (it certainly did me) to try the local bests wherever you travel this summer. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Beat the expense of major theme parks by visiting lesser-known amusement parks and attractions. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Find out why Albuquerque, China, Croatia, Thailand, the Netherlands, and Turkey are worth considering for your 2006 vacation plans. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Novelty hotels enable travelers to sleep in a tree, relax in a cave, and even spend a night under the sea. And while such properties often cost more than an average hotel, they need not take up the majority of a getaway budget. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    If you've been longing for a weekend focused on dining, consider a culinary escape where you can not only eat well, but also see local culture up close through the common language of food. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Off-peak winter travel need not involve freezing your tail off in some inhospitable locale just to save a few bucks. In fact, we found a variety of destinations that offer temperate weather, plenty to do, and low-season prices during the winter. read more
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