Category: New Mexico

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Top 6 things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

There was a time when Albuquerque was mostly a place that travelers passed through on their way to Santa Fe or Taos, but in the last few years Albuquerque has become a destination in its own right. This is due to the city’s growth, the immensely popular Balloon Fiesta, and random things like the popularity […]

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

10 fun things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a city for art lovers.  They call it the “City Different” because it’s quirky and eclectic. It has a strong personality distinct from any other city. Outdoorsy people and foodies will love it too, but there is a strong emphasis on art with over 250 galleries and a ranking as the third […]

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

Top 5 things to do in Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico is known for gorgeous lighting with epic sunsets of red, orange and purple blazing through the sky.  Vast open spaces dotted with cedar trees, juniper, and sage brush in varying shades of green framed by mountains make you feel as though you’re in a painting.  Adobe architecture against bright blue sky, and the smell […]

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

Pure bacon madness. Bacon Sundaes, Miso Bacon Steamed Buns, Chicken Bacon Apple Sausage Sliders and Thai Style Curried Coconut and Bacon Paella all washed down with a Maple Bacon Old Fashion. That’s just the tip of the bacon iceberg when you attend bacon festivals like the first festival on our list, the annual Bacon & […]

Santa Fe, New Mexico: two unparalleled stays in "the land of enchantment"

Santa Fe, New Mexico: two unparalleled stays in “the land of enchantment”

The American Southwest is a place of stark, almost unearthly beauty. And the city of Santa Fe is perhaps the most extraordinary urban locale in a region where everything transcends the ordinary.  Condé Nast Traveler calls it one of the top 25 cities of the world, but locals would differ – they’d designate it city […]

Top 5 North American road trips

Top 5 North American road trips

North America is the home of the road trip. Whether you’re sitting on a Greyhound bus, riding pillion on a Harley-Davidson or behind the wheel of a classic Cadillac, your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself. Our top five choices are the stuff of movies and the best way of […]

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Luxury golf package from the Inn and Spa at Loretto

Luxury golf package from the Inn and Spa at Loretto

The Inn and Spa at Loretto, a 134-room boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Fé, is beckoning golfers to come bask in the mild early summer sun and enjoy a golf excursion with their Golf Getaway Package.   The packages includes one night’s lodging, two rounds of golf (with cart) at the Black Mesa […]

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

On the banks of the Rio Grande within the ancient lands of the Native American Pueblo of Santa Ana, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa offers luxurious amenities and beautiful natural surroundings with an ideal year-round climate. Just 20 minutes from Albuquerque and 40 minutes from historic Santa Fé.

Picture Perfect Package from Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Picture Perfect Package from Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Here’s another of those packages where you wonder if it’s truly just for media consumption rather than with the expectation of a likely buyer.   Eldorado Hotel & Spa is offering a Picture Perfect Package for $100,000.   Whilst that might sound a lot for a 3-night stay, the reason is that the guests are […]

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, near Santa Fé

Experience a place of remarkable beauty and rich, cultural history where sunsets paint the mountains and warm breezes stir the imagination, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

5th Hot Chili Days Cool Mountain Nights

5th Hot Chili Days Cool Mountain Nights

Today marks the start of New Mexico’s 5th Hot Chili Days Cool Mountain Nights festival, a 3-day event packed with entertainment in a beautiful Red River setting.   Oh, and some great chili of course.   For  just $35 you’ll get entry in to all concerts and the CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International)  cook-off, plus […]

'Hop on a Hog' at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

‘Hop on a Hog’ at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, New Mexico

Inspired by the new movie ‘Wild Hogs‘ starring John Travolta et al, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fé, New Mexico, is offering an extravagant  ’Hop on a Hog’ package. As well as three nights deluxe accommodation, dinner for two at the award-winning The Old House Restaurant and – wait for it – a […]

Spa and ski packages at Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Spa and ski packages at Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe

The  luxury ski and spa resort Bishop’s Lodge, in northern New Mexico, is offering  packages for spa-goers and ski enthusiasts, or a package for guests that want to sample both. Located in a forest valley in the mountains, the hotel has an award-winning spa and offers plenty of opportunities for enjoying the natural beauty of […]

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