Taos in the Media
Who's Saying What About Taos
Taos has been named the top of the top by a multitude of media outlets around the country. When planning your next trip to Taos, keep in mind some of the things that make Taos so special. Below is a partial list:
News.Yahoo.com, April 26, 2013
New Mexico: Native pueblos to Georgia O'Keeffe
Taos has many identities: ski town, arts colony with an upscale hippie vibe, and home to the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage site with centuries-old adobe dwellings framed by mountains and the bright blue sky. Pueblo tours led by tribe members tell of the Taos natives' participation...
DenverPost.com, April 9, 2013
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument provides unique experience
TAOS — The dreamcatcher is a prominent theme around Taos and northern New Mexico...Among fishermen along the nearby Rio Grande, the words "dream catch" can take on an entirely different meaning altogether. And as far as the local visionaries are concerned, they just landed the big one.
Today.com, March 27, 2013
Explore the five new national monuments Obama designated
Río Grande del Norte National Monument - Stretching from the town of Taos, N.M., to the Colorado border, this 242,500-acre expanse of high plains, volcanic cones and steep canyons is, perhaps, best known for the 800-foot-deep gorge that cuts through it and the vertiginous bridge that spans it...
LATimes.com, March 25, 2013
President Obama creates five new national monuments
The Río Grande del Norte National Monument elevates protections for 242,550 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management holdings northwest of Taos. A variety of wildlife, 500-year-old trees and extinct volcanoes are found in the monument, which lies between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges...
HuffingtonPost.com, March 16, 2013
Eco-Resorts: The World's 10 Most Relaxing Destinations For Sustainable Tourism
El Monte Sagrado, Taos, New Mexico - Enjoy the rich Pueblo culture of Taos, New Mexico at one of the only sustainable resorts in the region. El Monte Sagrado guests can take advantage of the spa, art gallery, and local adventure activities, like hot air ballooning, rafting and skiing...
Houston.CultureMap.com, March 2, 2013
The land of enchantment: Sleepy skiing town of Taos is New Mexico's best-kept secret
Taos is a fantastic place to learn for the first time — or to accept the challenge of slopes rated on a more difficult scale overall on a mountain renown for its steepness. It's a place for local food that's more homemade than gourmet, and for lift lines that are close to nonexistent outside of holidays...
Honeymoons.com, March 2013
Your honeymoon in Taos, New Mexico starts the moment you come around a large bend on route 64, and you see the magnificent Rio Grande River Gorge and the stunning beauty of the Sangre de Cristo mountains surrounding this historic Southwestern town. Laid back, cultural, funky, artistic, quaint, and offering up a myriad of adventurous activities; your Taos honeymoon will bring a lifetime of wonderful memories.
NMMagazine.com, March 2013
25 Reasons To Love Taos
My first visit to Taos was during a road trip around the Old West, a world away from my home in bustling London. On my final day, I drove alone to the Río Grande Gorge Bridge, walked out to the very center, gazed into the river far below, and vowed out loud that I would return to Taos one day.
TravelAgeWest.com, February 19, 2013
Taking In Taos
Long regarded as one of the most picturesque and charming travel destinations in the American Southwest, Taos, N.M., is inaugurating “Adventures de Taos,” a newly organized effort to introduce visitors to its unique cultural and scenic pleasures. This new program offers four genres of adventure for travelers who want to sample the variety of experiences available in the town.
AllVoices.com, February 15, 2013
Taos, NM: Unconventional Yet Adventurous Spring Break Destination in 2013
For spring break, many families and students alike are looking to create memorable vacations. Taos, New Mexico has a variety of one-of-a-kind adventures – ranging from creative, to cultural, to active, and playful – that offer a rejuvenating break from the stressors of school or work.
TwinCities.com, February 9, 2013
New Mexico small town Taos appeals to lovers of art, fine dining, outdoor activities
TAOS, N.M. -- It happened because of a broken wagon wheel.
In 1898, two artists set out south from Denver in a horse-drawn wagon for a sketching trip to Mexico. Their excitement was equaled only by their ignorance of horses, wagons and the rugged terrain they were about to encounter...
FT.com, February 8, 2013
Alpine charm in the Rockies
In the mountains of New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley has a strangely European feel. There is something magical and slightly spooky about a ski run at night. The slopes are deserted and silent. And the piste feels oddly springy under the feet, though maybe that’s just because you’re not wearing 10lb ski boots. The air is dry, awesomely clear and cold. Sounds carry as sharply as if the great bowl of the mountains surrounding you were a concert hall.
Local.Msn.com, February 1, 2013
Top 10 ski resorts for the whole family
Taos, N.M. - When I was growing up in the East, skiing in New Mexico always sounded strange to me. But Taos celebrates winter as gamely as any resort on the continent, purveying an average of 4 inches of daily snow even under, somewhat magically, 300 days of sunshine. Furthermore, the peak may see temperatures in the 20s, but the village can soar into the high 50s, making it possible to have two ski vacations in one.
Adventure.NationalGeographic.com, February 2013
Adventure Town: Taos, New Mexico
Taos has served as the muse for Ansel Adams and the stomping ground for mesa desert lovers. The artists’ colony is a mecca for outdoor pursuits. Ride everything from a llama to a hot air balloon to get the best views of the Rio Grande Gorge and the Taos Plateau volcanic field.
AccuWeather.com, January 25, 2013
America's Best Ski Towns
In Taos, NM, take shelter from the cold in galleries and museums that display masterpieces by the likes of Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe-artists who found inspiration in the surrounding desert and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Or simply lounge by the kiva fireplace in your adobe inn.
GoGirlfriend.com, January 23, 2013
Kicking back in the most beautiful city in New Mexico
Taos, a southwest mecca for artists, is a place where unexpectedly perfect moments become commonplace. During a trip to Taos, my traveling companion asked me to go horseback riding. I had traveled to this hidden gem in New Mexico relax, to be inspired and soak up the panoramic vistas with my morning latte. A slow and lazy horseback ride up into the mountains sounded perfect...
NYMag.com, January 18, 2013
Get Adrenaline and Culture in Taos
Spend a few hours museum-hopping downtown. Peruse the work at the Taos Art Museum ($8), where the original members of the Taos Art Colony and their early-twentieth-century works are showcased, then hit the Harwood Museum of Art ($10), where an exhibition of portraits, focusing on some of Taos’s oddball characters, begins February 9. Stop in at the E.L. Blumenschein Home ($8) to see a collection of prominent local artists’ work in the eighteenth-century home of the town’s arts-scene pioneer...
HuffingtonPost.com, January 14, 2013
5 Ski Trips For Non-Skiers
WHY EVERYONE WILL LOVE IT - Taos offers a fascinating mix of Latino and Native American culture, a quirky art scene, mouthwatering local food and charming architecture. Take a guided tour of Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the country's oldest continuously inhabited community. Or take a hike at Williams Lake, which is set at 11,300 feet above Taos Ski Valley.
MensFitness.com, January 2013
10 BEST SKI RESORTS IN AMERICA
Taos Ski Valley (Taos, NM) - You won’t find a hopping après scene here, but that’s not the point. Tucked at 9,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is rugged and natural for the more adventurous inbounds skiers and boarders.
SierraClub.org, December 2012 - January 2013
Ships in the Desert
NEARLY THREE DECADES HAVE PASSED since Michael Reynolds built his first "radically sustainable" Earthship dwellings out of cast-off materials such as tires and beer bottles on the high mesas near Taos, New Mexico. His Earthship mantra, however, remains the same: "Live free." That is, off the grid and without power bills.
HuffingtonPost.com, December 24, 2012
Season of Light
Here in the mountains of northern New Mexico where I have spent most of life, the winter solstice season is marked by fire. During Advent, families and businesses fill small paper bags with dirt and nestle yellow votive candles inside them. They line the adobe walls around their homes and the low hanging flat rooftops of their shops with these homemade lanterns, called farolitos, and kindle them at sunset. The entire valley glows with tiny golden lights.
JetSetExtra.com, December 24, 2012
New Year’s Eve 2012: Celebrations from Around the World
Just outside of Taos, New Mexico, is an awesome sight to see during New Year's Eve. Taos Ski Valley hosts its New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show, where trails of light lit by skiers with torches zip down the mountain.
AdelaideNow.com.au, January 19, 2013
The truth out there in New Mexico
Perhaps they should start at Taos, a small but lively northern town that has become a haven for New-Age spiritualists, hippies and artists. Here lives a group of people certain that they are not from this planet...
LATimes.com, December 10, 2012
Survey: Cheapest and priciest ski destinations in U.S. and Canada
That's the word from a TripAdvisor's Ski Index 2012-13 of 25 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. The online travel company created it by tallying the daily cost of a lift ticket, hotel, gear rental, a burger-and-fries meal and even a mug of beer... Taos, N.M., snags third place at $239...
WorldPropertyChannel.com, December 7, 2012
Taos, A Christmas Destination
Taos is different. The light is different here...dappled in shadows and shades across a New Mexico village that was already old when George Washington was born. The air is different here, too, filled with a palpable spiritualism. And the colors are different here, too...brighter and deeper, whether it's the ubiquitous red chili peppers hanging from porches or the forever-changing hues of Taos Mountain...
TravelAndEscape.ca, December 6, 2012
Dancing with Tradition in Taos Pueblo
Every Christmas Day, the natives of Taos Pueblo perform either the Deer Dance or Los Matachines Dance. And visitors are welcome to come observe these sacred performances in front of the famous San Geronimo Chapel...
Amigos805.com, December 1, 2012
Bilingual commentary: Taos Pueblo: A unique Christmas celebration
Freezing air from snow-capped mountains pinches your nose as you walk toward Taos Pueblo on Christmas Eve. Moving into the crowd gathered around the adobe chapel, you hear people speaking hushed Spanish, French and German as well as English...You’ve come to the mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, to experience ceremonial dances at San Geronimo Chapel and you’re standing on the plaza along with hundreds of others.
MiamiHerald.com, December 1, 2012
At Taos, whose offbeat southwestern-alpine culture is unlike that at most other ski resorts, the kids’ lessons aren’t as formulaic as they are for adults. So when hiring for the children’s programs, they look for people with enthusiastic, enterprising, even goofy personalities, people with a knack for making lessons fun and interesting.
LAMag.com, December 1, 2012
Almost 7,000 feet up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is what Santa Fe once was: a high-desert village where art galleries outnumber stop signs, the Native American and Spanish influences prevail, and the most pressing decision is whether you’ll be ordering the red or green chile sauce. Sunshine and snow bathe the blocky, earth-toned buildings huddled around Taos’s historic, 1700s-era plaza...
Sunset.com, November 30, 2012
Top 20 ski resorts
Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM - The family-owned resort’s remote location keeps skier visits to a quarter of what Colorado’s Vail gets, yet it still has its own little village serving up everything from homemade tamales to grass-fed filet mignon.
Reuters.com, November 23, 2012
Top 10 destinations for skiers and non-skiers
Taos, New Mexico - Park City may have a film festival and Sun Valley may have celebrities, but no ski town in the Western US has the same opportunities for non-skiers as Taos, New Mexico. With four different ski areas, there are plenty of opportunities for skiers of any level, but non-skiers are not excluded.
TravelAndLeisure.com, November 23, 2012
Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays
Taos Inn, Taos, NM - Christmas gets the Southwest treatment at this 44-room landmark adobe that often serves as the de facto town center. Holly and boughs adorn the banisters, a 30-foot-tall holiday tree towers in the lobby, and farolitos—small paper lanterns traditional to the area—decorate the exterior.
FoxNews.com, November 14, 2012
Top 10 US hotels under $150
Historic Taos Inn - Taos, New Mexico - A Taos historical landmark since 1936, this inn is the New Mexicaniest of all New Mexican hotels. Don't believe us? The 44 spacious rooms are all decorated differently. They do, however, all feature pueblo-style fireplaces.
GuestLife.com, November 2012
NM12 - Taos — The Two Worlds Of Taos
North-central New Mexico encompasses two distinct experiences. There’s the historic town of Taos, with its eclectic boutiques and galleries, acclaimed art museums, and ancient pueblo. And then there’s the stunning surrounding region, which takes in everything from the state’s highest mountain peak to the dizzying depths of the Rio Grande Gorge, which you can safely gaze into from the pedestrian lanes of a 650-foot-high road bridge.
BostonGlobe.com, November 4, 2012
5 New Mexico pueblos to visit
TAOS - Multistoried adobe buildings here have been inhabited for more than 1,000 years. Guided tours led by pueblo youth give palpable sense of community life.
MeetingsFocus.com, November 2012
Albuquerque/Santa Fe/Taos - Tempting Trio
TAOS - Nestled at the southern end of the Rockies near the eye-catching Rio Grande Gorge, Taos is an excellent choice for a group looking to get away from it all—without leaving it all behind.
HoustonLifestyles.com, November 1, 2012
Ski New Mexico!
Taos Ski Valley - The abundance of lodging (suites, condominiums, lodges and spas) is rivaled only by the abundance of snow at Taos Ski Valley. It’s good to get away, and first things first: Try breakfast and equipment rentals at TKF’s, followed by ski instruction or free ski. There’s a lot to do atop the mountain. In fact, Lower Front Side, Upper Front Side, Back Side, Highline Ridge and West Basin Ridge each blend charming mountainsides with challenging downhill adventures.
EagleLatitudes.com, November 1, 2012
Conquering Taos’ Slopes
The stylish and arty northern New Mexico town of Taos—with its soulful Spanish colonial heritage and its pueblo inhabited by Native Americans for more than 500 years—hardly seems like the gateway to a winter resort. But a 19-mile drive up a narrowing road leads from the historic town in the desert Southwest to a high alpine paradise called Taos Ski Valley.
We’ve all seen enough three-hanky movies to know that romance begins and ends with the right setting—sublime enough to inspire sighs, but not so jaw-dropping that your own assets get overlooked. Mix in the stimulation of Taos’s unique cultural landscape, 70 miles north of Santa Fe off N.M. 68, and you have the ideal setting for focusing on each other.
MiamiHerald.com, October 10, 2012
Historic Taos Inn offers casual comfort in a great location
TAOS, N.M. -- Room 107 is among the cheapest rooms in the Taos Inn — $100 during our August stay and as low as $75 in November — but it’s fairly large and charming, with a pueblo-style fireplace, an antique wooden wardrobe, a large tiled bathroom vanity, a reasonably good queen-size mattress, a hand-painted headboard and a clattering evaporative cooler.
During my week in Santa Fe, I opt for a 56-mile day trip to Taos (with my adventurous mom in the driver’s seat). Taos is America’s spiritual and historical past. Great artists and thinkers (Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, Carl Jung) have all passed through. So should you.
Forbes.com, September 21, 2012
10 Must-Visit Fall Foliage Destinations
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, N.M. - It’s not your run-of-the-mill autumn scene, but a trip on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway will change your perspective of what fall foliage looks like. Aspen trees explode in bold yellows; cottonwoods transform into gold and red; and purple cinquefoil adds a little flavor. September and October are the best months to roam this 85-mile trail around Taos...
RealEstate.AOL.com, September 18, 2012
New Mexico's Earthship Homes Are a World Away From Traditional Living (Off the Grid)
TravelAndLeisure.com, September 2012
Taos, Exploring the Arts
A renowned art colony for more than 100 years, Taos abounds with museums and galleries. It’s a walk-able town, where desert pine trees cast sparse shade over adobe buildings, at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
DenverPost.com, September 4, 2012
Forest Service approves Taos Ski Valley expansion
The U.S. Forest Service has approved Taos Ski Valley's request to expand its expert terrain by 60 percent with two new lifts that will take skiers to popular high- alpine areas currently accessible only to hikers. The plan also calls for upgrades to three other lifts, thinning of trees to expand two new glade areas for advanced intermediate to expert skiers, construction of a permanent tubing facility, a snowshoe trail system and a lift-served mountain bike trail for summer visitors.
News.Yahoo.com, September 6, 2012
Discover Taos, NM’s True Colors with Best Fall Color Drive in U.S. & Unique Fall Events
Named one of “America’s Best Fall Color Drives,” by Travel and Leisure magazine, visitors to Taos, New Mexico and the surrounding Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway will get to the see the area’s true colors thanks to a self-guided map tour of the area... There are also several fall events which offer many opportunities for visitors to experience the colorful landscape and culture of Taos...
Coloradoan.com, September 1, 2012
Photographic paradise can be found somewhere in West
New Mexico is truly the “Land of Enchantment,” and the time spent around Taos and Santa Fe with my partner Candi hold some of my fondest memories. For artists and photographers, the place is famous for the unique light that bathes the vistas of juniper, rolling hills and pueblos.
Travel.Yahoo.com, July 26, 2012
10 places every American should see
Taos Pueblo, N.M. - At the northern edge of the artist colony of Taos and a couple hours' drive north of Santa Fe, Taos Pueblo is a set of adobe dwellings, ranging from two to five stories tall, whose walls gleam in the sun of the high desert... The Taos Pueblo contains the largest collection of multi-story pueblo dwellings in the country—well worth its UNESCO World Heritage status—and provides an uncommon insight into the culture of the first Americans.
SharingTravelExperiences.com, July 23, 2012
Beat the Summer Heat: 9 Great Mountain Getaways in North America
The summer heat can get to even those of us (like me) who revel in a good dousing of sun. If you live in a sunny summer spot, or just like keeping things cool, both Canada and the US offer fantastic mountain town getaways that are terrific to visit in the summer... you’ll want a car because there’s so much to see both in and around Taos. The Rio Grand Gorge, pueblos south of Taos, the Carson National Forest, or the famous church in Ranchos de Taos...
SmartMoney.com, May 1, 2012
Retire Here, Not There: New Mexico
For decades, the 65-plus crowd has flocked to Arizona hotspots like Scottsdale and Flagstaff. But with prices in these retiree-friendly markets soaring, a growing number of retirees are looking east to what some call the next Arizona: New Mexico...But pick your place...Taos is...
Forbes.com, April 19, 2012
Stories of People Who Are Doing it: Living Greener, Off-the-Grid
"Off-the-grid” may conjure images of die-hard survivalists, but the term actually has a spectrum of meaning...Many of those disconnected from the electrical grid are living in homes powered by renewable resources like wind and solar. Some eschew other public utilities, like...
Smithsonian.com, April 17, 2012
The 20 Best Small Towns in America
From the Berkshires to the Cascades, we've crunched the numbers and pulled a list some of the most interesting spots around the country. Taos is #2: Modern art, ancient history and counter culture in the luminous high desert. Beyond Santa Fe, the high road (Highway 76) and the low road (Highway 68) are both beautiful routes to little Taos in the enchanted upper valley of the Rio Grande. Before the counterculture found it in the 1960s, before Spanish missionaries and mountain men like Kit Carson arrived, even before the building of the Taos pueblo in the 15th century...
CNN Travel.com, April 12, 2012
Getting away, celebrity style
Do you find yourself enviously clicking through pictures of celebrity homes on your lunch hour? Instead of turning green over the multibillion-dollar estates of George Clooney or Brad and Angelina, why not follow their lead? Plan your own getaway in a place where the stars have found solace, far from the fray.
Mens Journal.com, April 6, 2012
Where to Stay, Eat and Play In America's Best Mountain Towns
Taos, New Mexico...Find rafting, petroglyphs, and hot springs in the Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos...Eat at Doc Martin’s -- After the rattlesnake appetizer, try any dish with northern New Mexico’s greatest contribution to the culinary arts...
New York Times.com, April 5, 2012
A Taos Field Evokes the Extraordinary
Favorite Place - A Taos Field Evokes the Extraordinary: My favorite place is a field — an ordinary farmer’s field on the edge of Taos. It’s easy enough to find...
Forbes.com, March 30, 2012
America's Prettiest Towns
Taos, a stunningly beautiful mountain community located just north of Santa Fe, has earned a reputation for one of the country’s most captivating small towns. Although it is now known as a winter playground for its world-class skiing, and year-round getaway for the rich and famous, Taos retains its small-town feel while increasingly becoming an artistic hub...
The Today Show, March 30, 2012
5 Retirement Trends in Retirement Lifestyles
Here are five trends that are making retirement more fun — and accessible — for retirees of all kinds. Senior co-housing - A Danish trend takes hold - The concept is that individuals and couples live in private homes but share ownership a central common house. Construction is well underway for Valverde Commons in Taos, N.M., which...
Travel and Leisure.com, March 29, 2012
America's Best Spring Drives
Santa Fe/Taos Loop. The Route: 191 miles. Follow the (literal) High Road from Santa Fe north on Route 285 through high-elevation deserts and orchards. It leads to the cottonwood-dotted valley of Ojo Caliente and its pueblo
communities; the Taos Pueblo compound, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was built before 1400 and is one...
Wall Street Journal.com, March 16, 2012
Saved from the Artist's Fire
Taos, N.M. The enigmatic Agnes Martin, who spent parts of her life in this small mountainous enclave and died here in 2004, gained international acclaim for her spare, luminous canvases, fields of washy color traversed by delicate hand-drawn lines, generally...
New York Times.com, March 15, 2012
Taos Embarks on Yearlong Celebration of Women
(Associated Press) In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, at the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge and amid the seemingly endless fields of sage, nature has been a steadfast witness to a remarkable legacy of women and the arts in Taos. The high desert community is now embarking on a yearlong celebration called "Remarkable Women of Taos" to recognize those who helped build the town into a mecca that has attracted internationally known artists like painter Georgia O'Keeffe, novelist Willa Cather and...
National Geographic.com, February 7, 2012
World's 25 Best Ski Towns
World's 25 Best Ski Towns: Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. These are the 25 best. Taos - Best For: Art-loving skiers and boarders with a taste for steep runs and green chilies. In the world of classic ski towns, Taos is a unique gem. Originally an ancient, high-desert pueblo at the foot of...
Vogue.com, January 20, 2012
Destinations of the Month
Ski Towns USA: Seventy miles north of Santa Fe, 400-year-old Taos, with its rich Spanish and Native American history, is one of the country’s oldest art colonies and has a thriving cultural life year round. At the same time, a mere 18 miles from downtown, Taos Ski Valley offers challenging skiing, with some of the toughest runs in America. This is an idyllic destination for those who like to mix outdoor adventure and indoor culture, or for couples who may be torn between the galleries and the slopes. VIBE: A smaller, more mellow, and funkier version of Santa Fe...CELEBRITY FACTOR: Julia Roberts, Lauren Hutton, and Ali MacGraw...DON’T MISS: This year, Taos celebrates The Remarkable Women of Taos, with exhibitions, workshops, and lectures...
Cowboys and Indians.com, January 14, 2012
Remarkable Women of Taos
A celebration of the creative spirits of Northern New Mexico. "Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest,” said Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most celebrated artists of the last century and a woman who transformed the world’s perception of the American Southwest. O’Keeffe is one of the many women who did extraordinary things during their time spent in New Mexico, and one of the many...
Today Show, January 12, 2012 (video)
Best Winter Getaways: Taos, NM. Average of 300-inches of snow each season, "tubing" for kids, and challenging "Alpine" skiing/snowboarding...
MSN.com, December 29, 2011
Best Places to Live off the Grid -- Greater World Community, Where: Near Taos, N.M. Who lives there: Architects, builders, artists, telecommuters, teachers, hospital staff, small-business owners, retirees...
New York Times.com, December 18, 2011
Six Christmas Traditions from Around the World
Christmas trees, Santa Claus and gingerbread lattes are all well and good. But with the homogenizing creep of Yuletide customs, travelers might well worry they’ll go to the trouble of getting somewhere new over the holidays only to find it’s just like everywhere else. Not the six places here. Each has its own way of celebrating. Taos, N.M. - Bonfires blaze nightly in the plazas, bringing a block-party vibe to this New Mexico town. Farolitos (brown paper bags lighted with votive candles) line streets, snaking past galleries and art studios. When the Spanish came here in the 17th century, they brought their culture, and today celebrations blend Catholic and Native American traditions. Posadas led by locals...
Inspiration for Change...a blog on Millicent Rogers from Local Author Cherie Burns...and other entries on Taos... What triggers making a fresh start in life? Sometimes something as simple as a beautiful fall day or a scenic panorama can make one aware of life's possibilities. Millicent Rogers was at an age when many women thought not much lay ahead of them in life when she first arrived in Taos, New Mexico. She arrived on the Feast of San Geronomo Day exactly sixty-four years ago today. She was 45. After three marriages and three sons she was positioned to create a new life. . . . Click here for the full article.
Take Monday Off: Santa Fe and Taos . . . Click here for the article.
It used to be that New Mexico was where you went to start from scratch. Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Agnes Martin all found blank canvases, literal and figurative, in the Southwest's wide-open deserts and skies. Nearly a century on, the place's unavoidable art-ification—its artistic legacy having been capitalized on with far too many turquoise shops and high-end galleries—has diluted the promise of the primitive "blood consciousness" that Lawrence prized. But the area's many devotees (including art-world favorites Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg) are onto something—the tremendous, arid countryside still imparts an unparalleled sense of renewal, and that old pioneering spirit lingers in local hangouts and expertly preserved little museums. The trick is knowing where to find it. Taos...
The Best Honeymoons for Active Couples
Honeymoon Destination: Taos, New Mexico
Resort: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. . . Click here for more.
The Wall Street Journal
Of Deserts and Skies
New Mexico's tremendous, arid countryside imparts an uparalleled sense of renewal, and that old pioneering spirit lingers in local hangouts and expertly preserved little museums. The trick is knowing where to find it. Click here for more.
Good Morning America
Weekend Window: Taos (video)
This New Mexico town is home to artists, skiers, and Native Americans alike. Click here for full video.
4 Ways to Explore Taos
Most visitors whiz through Taos on a day trip from Santa Fe, spending a few hours poking around trinket shops on the downtown plaza, never getting a feel for the real village. But northern New Mexico’s artsy, eclectic, outdoorsy outpost reveals its true self slowly. . . .Click here for more.
New Mexico Magazine
Rise to the Challenge
Story and Photography by Lesley S. King
New Mexico challenges us. Our state demands that we be strong, resilient, and accepting. That’s part of the reason I left here in my twenties to travel the world. After the emotional strife I experienced with the loss of several loved ones, the challenge became too much. I had to get out. But eight years later, the same sense of challenge was the reason I returned. By then I was ready to embrace the adventurous life New Mexico offers.
Read the full article here.
Watch the video here.
The 10 Happiest Towns in the West
Can where you live make you happy? And if so, who's to say what happiness is?
We won't go down that existential path. And neither does Sunset Magazine in its February issue (out now). Instead, the article hedges its bets, declaring "…the happiest place is where we can find the things that matter most to us."
And that could mean anything from starting a business to living off the grid. . . .Click here for more.
10 Great Places to See Animals in the Wild
Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico
In Spanish, this reserve's name means "Valley of Life," and it certainly lives up to its name with the largest herd of elk in the state. "It's a pretty wild place," Wexler says, and is home to bears and mountain lions. "Some people call it New Mexico's Yellowstone because of the wildlife." The area's also convenient to Santa Fe and Taos. 575-586-0520.
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Taos Ski Valley Named Best aprés ski spots in the Americas by Lonely Planet.com. Click here for full article.
Taos Named One of the Best Places to Spend Christmas in 2001 and 2009 as well as Best Fall Color Drives by Travel and Leisure.com. Click here for 2001 article. Click here for 2009 article. Click here for Best Fall Colors article.
Taos Named Great Second Home Destination by USA Today. Click here for the full article.
- Taos' Wild Earth Adventures Named one of the best Off the Beaten Path Fall Foliage Adventures. Click here for the full article.
Taos Named One of America's Best Adventure Towns by National Geographic.com. Click here for the full article.
Taos Ski Valley Named One of the Top Ten Ski Deals this Season 2010 by Frommer's Budget Travel. Click here for the full article.