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While Massachusetts Puritans spent the year 1692 hysterically accusing each other of witchcraft, Santa Fe was making history of its own when Don Diego de Vargas, the Spanish governor of colonial New Mexico, led the retaking of the city of Santa Fe from the Pueblo Indians. Since 1712, the... Read More

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International Folk Art Market - Santa Fe
International Folk Art Market

There’s a reason Santa Fe is a favorite destination among art-obsessed travelers. After all, where else can you find not just a handful but ten art markets and festivals in one summer? But what makes these events special isn’t the sheer number of them. It’s the fact that they all provide... Read More

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Facebook/The Reach

The temperature is rising — that means it’s time to break out your bathing suit. Whether you’re after picturesque views or ultimate seclusion, these hotel pools across the U.S. will inspire almost every type of traveler. For Outdoor Enthusiasts: St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, UT Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, the St. Regis Deer... Read More

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu/Flickr/Nimmi Solomon

Many of the world’s most fascinating environments exist at high elevations. Santa Fe, New Mexico is 7,260 feet high; Peru’s Machu Picchu sits at 8,000 feet, while Switzerland’s Jungfraujoch soars 11,388 feet toward the sky. According to the Centers for Disease Control Yellowbook (not to be confused with the Yellow... Read More

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Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Road/Christine Wei

Part 1 of this series covers the best way to kick off a New Mexico trip with outdoor adventure, native American culture, and noshing in Albuquerque. Continue reading for Part II — a deep dive into the arts, more culinary delights, and a little bit of spa-ing in Santa Fe. If Albuquerque is... Read More

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A hidden plaza in Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque/Christine Wei

Beautiful red rocks and outdoor adventure, mountain cuisine and handmade crafts, Native American heritage and organic Adobe architecture — these are the classics that attract countless travelers to the Southwestern U.S. year after year. New Mexico in particular has all of this in spades, with a not-so-subtle offbeat lifestyle... Read More

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Christine Wei

Where are the best trips to be booking right now? Our monthly Where to Go column tells you the smartest places to go each month for savings, special events, and all around great experiences. Here’s what’s hot for July.  For the Arts: Berkshires, MA Summer in the Berkshires is never cheap, but... Read More

Adobe in Santa Fe, NM
Flickr/Laszlo Ilyes

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is known for its luxury hotels, fine dining, high-end spas, and art galleries. While this all may come at a price, there are plenty of things to see and do in Santa Fe that are nearly — if not totally — free. Here’s a rundown. ... Read More

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McAdenville - north carolina - Flickr-Annie Hall

Postcard holiday scenes often involve beautiful blankets of white snow, evoking images of cozy northern towns and ski resort havens. But who would have thought that regions like California’s Newport Beach, or the southern town of Woodstock in Virginia, are teeming with holiday cheer this time of the year... Read More

amtrak train vacation packages

Note: This post was updated on January 29, 2015 to reflect current Amtrak deals. There are lots of reasons to take the train: amazing views, no security lines, no need for GPS, and you can even stretch your legs or get a snack. But a big pitfall is that tickets... Read More

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Lakind Gallery exterior Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe isn’t exactly known as a budget destination, but don’t let that deter you from exploring the 400-year-old city’s art galleries, stores, museums, and restaurants. With a little planning, you can visit on a budget – and still experience all that “The City Different” has to offer. ... Read More

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Whether you’re splurging or saving on your hotel, there’s a way to get more out of your stay. A property that offers free, outdoorsy perks is perfect for guests who favor an active getaway for spring. From complimentary rounds of golf at a lakeside resort in Wisconsin to paddleboarding... Read More

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At first glance, Restaurant Week might seem like a great way for travelers to try their destinations’ most beloved restaurants for less. The annual or biannual discount dining program typically offers three-course, prix fixe dinner in the $20-$40 range – and sometimes lunch for even less – at establishments that could... Read More

Curacao

If taking a romantic getaway was your 2014 resolution, then you have lots to look forward to next month. Hotels far and wide are putting together some nifty Valentine’s Day packages to help lovebirds get the most out of the holiday. From free spa treatments, to add-ons like champagne... Read More

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Good luck heading to the American West without a car. Outside of the major urban areas, the U.S. hasn’t exactly embraced the idea of mass transit. There are some exceptions, however. New Mexico in particular offers public transportation that’s not only convenient but affordable, meaning that you can finally... Read More