New Mexico

Story and photos by Kim D. McHugh I am leaning over a long, glass topped display case admiring four similar Native American bracelets. To my untrained eyes they look virtually identical, each appearing to be made using silver and turquoise. But to my surprise, I’m told by the proprietor of

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok Maybe it was the brilliant sunshine that bathed me daily in warmth, the perfect antidote to gray and raw days of autumn back home in New England. Or perhaps it was the steady diet of authentic and affordable Mexican fare in adobe-style restaurants that

By Deborah Loeb Bohren White Sands National Monument  is an easy three and a half hour drive south of Albuquerque. Part of the National Park Service, White Sands is a surreal landscape of 144,000 acres of rare white gypsum sand dunes that feel more like being on the moon than

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren More than your typical resort hotel, The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is a 550-acre oasis nestled in the midst of the stunning New Mexico desert, a quick 25 minutes north of Albuquerque. It boasts, of course, all the amenities you’ve come

  By Kim McHugh I’m standing next to a pedestal that anchors an Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer that towers over 20 feet. From the brick colored bandana shielding the face, to the bell-adorned waist belt, to the frilled skirt, to the moccasin boots, sculptor Craig Dan Goseyun captures the pride

By Kim D. McHugh In The Avengers, heroine Natasha Romanova (Scarlett Johansson) is simultaneously gorgeous and punishing. As I navigate Black Mesa, a tribal public course north of Santa Fe, I find myself assigning those characteristics to the tough, yet majestic layout. Woven into the high desert within the Santa

By Kim D. McHugh Watching a Corn Dance at the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo near Santa Fe gives me a better understanding of why New Mexico has “Land of Enchantment” on its license plates. In a gathering of more than 200 tribal members, the Corn Dance is performed as a blessing

by Kim D. McHugh “Que la vie est belle,” proclaims your host. “Bon appetit!” With that, you toast the good life before devouring a French supper worthy of a five-fork rating. So you’ve taken a ski vacation to France? No, Taos, New Mexico. You are the guest of Jean Mayer,

By Everett Potter When hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon bought northern New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley (TSV) in December 2013, it baffled many in the ski world. Twenty miles outside the latter-day-hippie redoubt of Taos itself, TSV is arguably the least likely major U.S. ski resort to attract a highflier’s

Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh You know an eatery is good when the parking lot is jammed. Such is the case when we drive up to El Parasol in Española. A walk up “restaurant” not much bigger than a Tuff Shed, it got its start in 1958 when