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Nomad Mercado

A New Mexico Marketplace

Arts, crafts, specialty foods. The Nomad Mercado was created to connect New Mexico artists and businesses with a larger audience.

Georgia O'Keeffe

"All the earth colors of the painter's palette are out there in the many miles of badlands."

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11 Things to see and do around Abiquiu

11 Things to See & Do Around Abiquiu

Eleven things to see and do around Abiquiu for a weekend (or more) of art, culture, history, outdoor recreation, and adventure.
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The Allure of Abiquiú

Spanish and Genízaro settlers established the Santa Rosa de Lima de Abiquiú on top of the ruins of a prehistoric Tewa Pueblo, P’efu in 1744.
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Catwalk Recreation Area

The Catwalk Trail is suspended above Whitewater Creek, near the ghost town of Graham, a milling town that existed for about a decade to serve the prolific silver, copper, and gold mining communities in the surrounding mountains.
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Valley of Fire

Valley of Fires

Valley of Fires Recreation Area is an interesting stop on US-380 for geology buffs and birdwatchers. Located just four miles west of Carrizozo, Valley...
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Rio Grande Nature Center

There are numerous beautiful city parks in the Albuquerque metro area. However, it is the prevalence of nature and urban wildlife that sets “Burque”...
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Acequias

In a drought prone region, with few reliable waterways, the Rio Grande is the primary source of water in central New Mexico. The river...

Dining

New Mexico has a fantastic local food scene. In most communities, you are doing yourself a disservice if you eat at chain restaurants.

Whereas it would be overwhelming to catalogue all of them, here are some local favorites. Feedback, suggestions and tips from other locals is welcomed and appreciated!

Los Poblanos kitchen
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Spend The Day At Ghost Ranch

Georgia O'Keeffe made the glorious vistas of Ghost Ranch famous. The property encompasses 21,000 acres of colorful canyons, magnificent mesas, and spectacular stone spires....
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Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad

In an era of fast-paced, perpetual connectivity, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad provides an opportunity to disconnect, to step back into the raw,...
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Tours of Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos. It covers more than 700 square miles and has a population of over...
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Lodging

Looking for where to stay on your next New Mexico vacation or weekend getaway?

Check our the Nomad Lodging Guide where the focus is on interesting, unique, or luxurious lodging owned and operated by locals.

History

Taos Earthships

Taos Earthships

Taos dares to be different. Actually, they embrace it. From one generation to the next, the community attracts people from all...
Chloride Main Street

Chloride

Of the many ghost towns in Sierra County, Chloride, New Mexico is my favorite. There are more historic buildings left standing...
Picuris Mission

Spanish Missions in New Mexico

New Mexico has an abundance of Spanish missions. Far more people are aware of California’s missions, many of which have been...

Ghost Towns

Mogollon

If you enjoy ghost towns, mining history, or the legacy of the American West, take the 9-mile side road to Mogollon next time you are in SW New Mexico. Strolling Mogollon's main street is...

Spanish Missions

Spanish Missions in New Mexico

New Mexico has an abundance of Spanish missions. Far more people are aware of California’s missions, many of which have been well preserved; however, New Mexico’s missions are much older. Most of New Mexico’s...

Green Chile Chicken Soup

When I moved to Georgia after college, the two things that I missed the most (other than family and friends) were mountains and chile. There are mountains in north Georgia, but they are so...