Tag Archives: New Mexico

Views: ‘Top Ten Places To Visit In New Mexico’ (Video)

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States; its capital is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona.

Views: ‘Wild Side Ranch’ – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wild Side Ranch gets its name for its 14,538± total acres of dramatic cliffs and canyons with a rolling landscape marked by thick stands of ponderosa pines, juniper and pinons, numerous canyons, rock outcroppings, cliff faces, arroyos, drainages, and all interspersed by meadows of native grasses.

The primary feature of the property is the stunning and iconic landmark, Cañon Blanco, serving as the southern boundary. Nestled between the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, every turn on the property offers a different view from big sky bluffs across sprawling prairies to dense forests before New Mexico’s notable grandiose sunsets. Several miles of the Wild Side’s eastern boundary border the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, protecting the land as a wildlife habitat for trophy elk, mule deer, wild turkey, bear, and mountain lions.

Full-Time Camper Travel: ‘White Sands National Park, New Mexico’ (Video)

In this episode of the “Southern Road Trip” series, I visit White Sands National Park in New Mexico. My camp is a free campsite just outside of Alamogordo, NM (on BLM land). Inside the park I hike the 5 mile Alkali Flat Loop which is anything but flat. The cloud formations cast beautiful shadows on the dunes which made for a stunning day in the park. Approximately 12,000 years ago, the land within the Tularosa Basin featured large lakes, streams, grasslands, and Ice Age mammals. As the climate warmed, rain and snowmelt dissolved gypsum from the surrounding mountains and carried it into the basin. I have embarked on a road trip from Southern California to Florida (then back west) with lots of stops for adventure along the way. From the Southwest to the Southeast the plan is to seek warmer climates during the winter while living full time in my truck camper. This trip will be full of firsts as it is all new territory for me along my entire route. Come along for the ride!

E-Bike Tour: ‘Santa Fe – New Mexico’ (Travel+Leisure)

Join us in an educational e-bike tour of the historic Santa Fe area! If you’re a history buff, dive into the details of the San Miguel Mission and the Oldest House in the USA. If you’re an art enthusiast, you’re sure to love the beauty and excitement of the Santa Fe Railyard art district, as well as the uniqueness of the Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden. This e-bike tour offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Video timeline: 0:00​ Introduction 0:23​ San Miguel Mission 1:28​ Santa Jose Bell 2:07​ San Miguel Mission Artifacts 2:53​ Oldest House in the USA 3:43​ Canyon Road 4:23​ Santa Fe Railyard 5:04​ Prescott Gallery and Sculpture Garden 6:18​ Conclusion

Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It’s renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a creative arts hotbed. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it has at its heart the traditional Plaza. The surrounding historic district’s crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors, now home to the New Mexico History Museum.

Views: A Quick Road Trip Down ‘U.S. Route 66’ (Video)

U.S. Highway 66 — popularly known as Route 66 or the Mother Road — holds a special place in American consciousness and evokes images of simpler times, mom and pop businesses, and the icons of a mobile nation on the road. Discover this shared heritage through the historic places that recall those images and experiences that are reminders of our past and evidence of the influence of the automobile.   

Driving Historic Route 66

The romance of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world. Running between Chicago and Los Angeles, “over two thousand miles all the way” in the words of the popular R&B anthem, this legendary old road passes through the heart of the United States on a diagonal trip that takes in some of the country’s most archetypal roadside scenes. If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, rusty middle-of-nowhere truck stops, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66.”

Aerial Views: Western U.S. And Southeast Asia (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Jason Hatfield

This is the time of year myself and other photographers share our favorite photos from the past year. 2020 was obviously a very challenging time and despite struggles of my own I was vastly more fortunate than many. As I started to think on what were my favorite photographs I decided this time to share a film that conveys some of the incredible experiences and views I had. There’s so much more that happened but just these few minutes is enough.

Locations featured include: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia

Travel: ‘Carlsbad Caverns’ In New Mexico (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Greg Vaughan

Overcome with Covid fatigue, we drove to visit friends and relatives in Texas. Risky, but we maintained safe bubbles. On the way home we detoured to visit Carlsbad Caverns, and here we are.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. It features more than 100 caves. The Natural Entrance is a path into the namesake Carlsbad Cavern. Stalactites cling to the roof of the Big Room, a huge underground chamber in the cavern. Walnut Canyon Desert Loop is a drive with desert views. Rattlesnake Springs, a desert wetland, attracts reptiles and hundreds of bird species. 

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – NEW MEXICO” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

New Mexico: Take flight over 121,000 square miles of timeless beauty and national treasures, from the Rio Grande, to adobe structures and dormant volcanoes. See what brought Billy the Kid, the makers of the atomic bomb and perhaps even visitors from far away galaxies to New Mexico.

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