New Mexico Reflections

Taos Pueblo

We just returned from a week of exploring the art, culture, food and beautiful scenery of North New Mexico. The state’s motto — The Land of Enchantment — is right on the target to describe how I feel after exploring … Continue reading

Discover New Mexico Outdoors

Aspen Vista Trail

Views from the Aspen Vista Trail near Santa Fe. (Photo Courtesy of Eric Smith)

New Mexico, it’s known as the Land of Enchantment and I’m excited to discover why that is. We’ve talked about visiting Santa Fe for years, mostly because of the legacy of the great American artist Georgia O’Keefe, but also because of what we hear is a beautiful town filled to the brim with art galleries. Just Stacey’s speed.

But I’ve never really experienced the great American West, especially the Southwest. I’ve always been mesmerized by the idea of deserts, canyons, river valleys and snow-covered peaks. And in New Mexico, this Land of Enchantment has it all.

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Breckenridge Ski Trip on a Budget


By Eric Smith

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
— John Muir

As the leaves change and temperatures drop, my thoughts turn to winter and my travel planning shifts westward to Colorado, where the high country awaits the season’s first snow and the mountains begin calling. Autumn means it’s time to start thinking about our annual ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, a place that has beckoned us back again and again for 15 years.

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Family Fun at Indianapolis Central Canal

Indianapolis Central Canal

Our long Labor Day weekend getaway to Indianapolis was filled with tons of adventures. We visited the world’s largest (and possibly best) children’s museum, watched an awesome dolphin show at the Indianapolis Zoo, ate amazing food, sampled loads of local beer, was amazed at the western art collection in the Eiteljorg Museum, and simply did more activities than should be squeezed into a four-day weekend.

But my favorite part of our time in Indy? It might have been a surrey ride along the Indianapolis Central Canal at White River State Park with Wheel Fun Rentals.

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