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skiThe leaves have already changed color and are beginning to fall here in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.  With the summer hustle and bustle long gone and the first touches of frost on the ground, all eyes are on the upcoming winter.  During harsh winters around the globe, towns become deserted.  People trade in their daily walks for hot chocolate in front of the fireplace or perhaps leave town altogether.  This is not the case in Taos.  With a world-class ski resort just a short drive from downtown; colder temperatures in the mountains mean things really start to heat up in and around Taos!  (more…)

Taos in Autumn 2014

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Taos New Mexico: The Perfect late October or Early November Vacation

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Nestled in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos, New Mexico is a well-kept secret of the American Southwest. From a thriving art community to a plethora of outdoor experiences for visitors of all skill levels, Taos has something to offer just about anybody. While most visitors come during the hot summer months to explore or cold winter months to ski, there is something special to be said about our “shoulder seasons.” Frankly, many Taos locals find spring and fall months to be the most alluring times of year in their little slice of paradise. Pencil in Taos today and hop in your car or book your flight to see for yourself why Taos is the perfect late fall destination! (more…)

What to do in Taos?

One of the things we love about the Taos area of Northern new Mexico is the never ending variety of interesting and fun things to do. Never a week goes by without something worth checking out happening.

Well perhaps you are from Missouri and prefer a demo of just how varied and interesting some of our local events can be. No problem, it would be our pleasure to illustrate it with three very different and yet all fun and interesting events. (more…)

Taos Fall Arts Festival 2014

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Taos: not on top of your bucket list yet?

If you have read some of our recent blog posts then you know that Taos is a place that really deserves to be on your bucket list. Taos is quite simply one of the most historic towns in America with a rich history of explorers and personalities and one of the oldest first peoples habitations  in existence.

While rich in arts and culture Taos is also an outdoor lovers paradise with rafting, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and a range of  summer and winter activities. Perhaps above all else, Taos is an art lover’s paradise. Indeed it the Taos Fall Arts Festival that is the focus of this post. (more…)

A Grand Time on the Rio Grande

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If you visited Los Cruces, New Mexico—and you should, for the hot to deathly hot chilies if nothing else—and saw the Rio Grande River, at that point the boundary between Mexico and the US, you would see a glorified ditch. The river has been straightened, is very shallow, and is, for lack of a better word, tamed.

To the north, outside of Taos, the Rio Grande River is wild, clear and clean, and it winds through the spectacular Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, 300,000 acres of New Mexico wilderness.


The Rio Grande Gorge is 200 feet wide and 150 feet deep. The dry plains above the gorge are host to bears, eagles, hawks, cougars and much more. As a child, this writer saw his first cougar on those plains, an unforgettable sight. In October, sandhill cranes land there. Indian rock art is everywhere, temporary features, as winds and sand erode them. Your children’s children will not likely see them.


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