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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."

Recent Articles

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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”...
San Francisco de Asís Church in Taos

San Francisco de Asís Church

Spanish settlers established small communities in the Taos valley, south of Taos Pueblo, after the Spanish reconquest of the region in 1692. Ranchos de...
Carlsbad Cavern

Carlsbad Cavern

Located in southeastern New Mexico, in the Chihuahuan Desert, Carlsbad Cavern is an immense subterranean wonder. Recognized as a National Monument in 1923, a...
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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!

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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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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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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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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

Chloride Main Street

Chloride, New Mexico

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

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...
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Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Green Chile Chicken Enchilada casserole is comfort food. This recipe is based on the method I inherited from my grandmother, the best cook I’ve ever known and a green chile connoisseur....