Author: Barbara Laine
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the best and most authentic restaurants, hotels, shops, attractions and nightlife; providing unique insights into the history, natural wonders and contemporary culture of this southwestern powerhouse. Most importantly, they’ll tell you straight out what’s worth your precious vacation time...and what you can skip with no qualms. This light, portable book includes a fold-out map, exact pricing, opening hours, and the other important details. It features smartly conceived itineraries for varying interests and a look at both New Mexico’s fascinating history and its vibrant, contemporary culture with information on New Mexico’s many outdoor attractions and activities. From the best hiking trails, ski resorts and trustworthy outfitters, to horseback riding and hot air ballooning, this invaluable guide offers tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or can splash out a bit.
New Mexico native Zora O'Neill shares her appreciation for the Land of Enchantment in this full-color guide, from exploring the Acoma Pueblo—a 12th-century Native American settlement built upon a 367-foot mesa—to hitting the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. O'Neill offers a variety of trip strategies accompanied by vibrant photos and helpful maps, such as Weekend Getaways, American Indian Heritage, and Not Just Hot Tamales—a guide to sampling the tastiest examples of the region's distinctive cuisine. Full of tips on hiking aspen-covered mountainsides, wandering among crumbling Franciscan churches, and checking out the area's thriving art scene, Moon Santa Fe, Taos, & Albuquerque gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: E. B. Held
Publisher: UNM Press
Release Date: 2011-03-15
When thinking of New Mexico, few Americans think spy-vs.-spy intrigue, but in fact, to many international intelligence operatives, the state’s name is nearly synonymous with espionage, and Santa Fe is a sacred site. The KGB’s single greatest intelligence and counterintelligence coups, and the planning of the organization’s most infamous assassination, all took place within one mile of Bishop Lamy’s statue in front of Saint Francis Cathedral in central Santa Fe. In this fascinating guide, former CIA agent E. B. Held uses declassified documents from both the CIA and KGB, as well as secondary sources, to trace some of the most notorious spying events in United States history. His work guides modern visitors through the history of such events as the plot to assassinate Leon Trotsky, Ted Hall’s delivery of technical details of the atom bomb to the KGB, and the controversial allegations regarding Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Dr. Wen Ho Lee’s contacts with China. Held provides background material as well as modern site locations to allow Cold War enthusiasts the opportunity to explore in a whole new way the settings for these historical events.
Author: Vincent Barrett Price
Publisher: UNM Press
Release Date: 2003
Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, this impassioned book is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. "Illuminating, provocative. . . . a complex, intelligent study of urbanization through an intimate examination of Albuquerque. . . . an insightful, absorbing book."--"El Palacio"
Author: David Vokac
Release Date: 2018-01-05
This unique guidebook with more than 200 listings includes all of the most distinctive restaurants; attractions in town and side trips to charming small villages like Las Vegas and Taos; spas; lodgings from romantic and luxurious resorts, hotels, and bed and breakfast inns to budget-oriented motels; a unique weather profile and livability data.
Albuquerque may be (well deservedly) known for Route 66, Breaking Bad, and its famous green chile. But there’s much more to know—and love—about this lively Southwestern city. Whether you’re a native Albuquerquean looking to mark another local experience off your “bucket list,” or an out-of-towner in search of a few vacation ideas, let 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die be your guide. The book celebrates the top ways to (re)discover the city—from a trip 4,000 feet up an aerial tramway to a public art walk. No Duke City exploration is complete without getting outdoors—and rewarding yourself with a delicious meal afterwards. This guide includes places to hike, bike, and paddle, and where to dine on dishes prepared by the city’s top chefs. Before you head out on your next adventure, check out this list to see what makes Albuquerque a world unto itself.
"Offbeat New Mexico' is a guide for the independent traveler who wants to discover the people, places, and events that have shaped the Land of Enchantment. Explore our art from ancient petroglyphs to the graffiti of Albuquerque. Walk in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keeffe. Follow atomic history from Los Alamos to Trinity.We won't tell you where to eat or sleep, but we will tell you about the "Mother Road" (also known as historic Route 66) and the Navajo Long Walk. How the town of Truth or Consequences got its name, what happened to the once-thriving community of Blackdom., and where you can go sledding down a hill of gypsum.Our 200 pages introduce you to over 100 towns and cities from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos to unique communities like Cimarron, Sunspot, and Madrid, not to mention Cold Beer, New Mexico.Special Focus sections highlight the back stores; the origin of the delightful Storyteller pottery figures, the real history of Billy the Kid, and the events behind the UFO controversy that rocked the town of Roswell and fascinated the world.
Author: Susan Weber
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Christmas in the 400-year-old city of Santa Fe is a rich cultural feast of Spanish, Anglo, and Native American traditions. Through stories and color photos, Christmas in Santa Fe illustrates those traditions, from glowing farolitos that line buildings and walkways, to the Christmas-day dances at the pueblos, to the Spanish nativity plays performed on the plaza. Christmas in Santa Fe is the perfect souvenir for visitors and gift for residents.
Author: Bob D'Antonio
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2004
The Santa Fe-Taos area contains a wide selection of easily accessible trails throughout its mountains and high desert -- places where outdoors enthusiasts can explore the diverse topography and ecosystems of northern New Mexico year-round. Now for the first time in one convenient volume, seasoned guidebook author Bob D'Antonio introduces you to 52 great hikes within an hour of these two towns. From alpine peaks to sage-covered mesas, northern New Mexico offers incredible hiking opportunities -- and Santa Fe-Taos Hiking Guide leads you to the best. Book jacket.
250 glorious, colorful images reflect Santa Fe's year-round appeal in a fresh look at this historic and modern destination. See the city streets where monuments and architecture recall the past. Outside of town, mountains, trails, chapels, and fields of flowers beckon your exploration. Visit many summer festivals that celebrate the cultures that mix in the region and rodeos that continue the activities of cowboys and Old West life here. Many artists now call Santa Fe their hometown, because the stimulating region and active markets invigorate their work. Meet Zozobra, a jovial 50-foot-tall marionette, at Las Fiestas de Santa Fe in early September. The useful Resources section includes contact information for many of the museums, festivals, activities, and recreation areas of Santa Fe. This book is a wonderful introduction as well as a souvenir to Santa Fe's many charms, and will be a guide and a keepsake to visitors and locals alike.
Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New Mexico From sandstone canyons and austere mesas, to snowcapped mountain peaks, discover an otherworldly landscape and unique culture with Moon's guide to the Land of Enchantment. Moon New Mexico features: Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and more Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert insight with a local perspective from born-and-raised Santa Fe native Zora O'Neill Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline-from a few days to three weeks-including: A Week in the Wild West, Not Just Hot Tamales, Black Stone, White Sands, Retro Route 66 and Beyond, Native New Mexico, Ancient and Modern, and Weird and Wonderful The best drives through New Mexico, including Route 66, the Turquoise Trail, the Sunspot Highway, and a state-wide road trip Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Focused coverage of Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Taos and North Central New Mexico, Las Vegas and the Northeast, Navajo Nation and the Northwest, Las Cruces and the Southwest, and Carlsbad Caverns and the Southeast Must-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Wiggle through tiny tunnels on a dive into Carlsbad Caverns, or take a mountain biking tour of the badlands and white sand dunes. Wander a ghost town graveyard, visit the International UFO Museum in Roswell, or count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th century saloons. Experience the Native American history and culture, including pueblo visits, ceremonial dances, and markets. Sample local cuisine, from Tucumcari cheese and Pecos beef to green-chile cheeseburgers, and explore the bustling nightlife, spirited art scene, and rich history of Santa Fe Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and local culture Handy tools including a Spanish glossary, health and safety tips, and advice for families, seniors, international visitors, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon New Mexico's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. If you're exploring New Mexico's major cities, Try Moon Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Crossing National Parks off your bucket list? Try Moon Grand Canyon.