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Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

Starting the New Year in Santa Barbara We spent New Years in the wine country of Santa Barbara and one last night at the Ritz Carlton Bacara on the beach.  We have visited this area many times so it was a great way to start off 2018. Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Friends In… Continue reading Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

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What to do in Santa Fe for 3 Days

Shopping around the Plaza Santa Fe is a very walkable city, especially around the main historic plaza and downtown area.  There are so many boutiques in a small few block area, selling jewelry, clothing, outdoor gear, home goods, pottery and local food products. Like any touristy area, some of the shops are pretty junky but… Continue reading What to do in Santa Fe for 3 Days

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High Road to Taos from Santa Fe in October

Stephen and I have driven what is known as the “high road” to Taos once before but it was about 15 years ago, so we decided this trip that we were due to revisit this scenic U.S. byway.  The drive to Taos, New Mexico via the high road takes about 2 hours from Santa Fe… Continue reading High Road to Taos from Santa Fe in October

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Visiting One of my U.S. Favorite Places

My husband and I are off to spend a 3 day weekend in one of my favorite places, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I have never been during October so I am hoping to catch some fall color from the aspen trees and maybe a little snow in the higher elevations.  I’m just hoping that we… Continue reading Visiting One of my U.S. Favorite Places

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Where to Eat in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is definitely a foodie town so don’t think it’s going to be cheesy Tex-Mex everywhere you go.  After 7 trips here, I have tried most of the popular fine dining and casual spots in town so here are my favorites in each category.  Plus, some silly pictures of me and my cousin having… Continue reading Where to Eat in Santa Fe

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Meow Wolf Art Exhibit in Santa Fe, NM

I just returned from a quick weekend in Santa Fe with my cousin and am now back in the 100+ degree heat of Texas. Boo-hoo.  Our main reason for visiting Santa Fe this weekend was to check out the Meow Wolf art exhibit, which is definitely one of the weirdest art shows in the U.S. … Continue reading Meow Wolf Art Exhibit in Santa Fe, NM

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My Favorite Hotels to Date – Luxury to Budget

My dad is an accountant so I grew up constantly being told “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “turn the lights off – we aren’t the electric company around here.”  Needless to say, I grew up with an appreciation for the value of a dollar and when we travel, I tend to book a mix… Continue reading My Favorite Hotels to Date – Luxury to Budget