As an in-house writer for Off the Beaten Path, a good chunk of my day is spent researching travel destinations – reading magazine articles, perusing traveler reviews, gaining insight from travelers’ blogs, and speaking with locals. And whether I’m writing about Sedona, Steamboat, San Francisco, or Silver City (New Mexico, in case you didn’t know), […]
When Georgia O’Keeffe first visited the Desert Southwest in 1929, she knew she had found home. The landscape was so inspiring to her, that she produced a profusion of artwork that continued unabated for decades. The land, the people, and the feeling of New Mexico and Four Corners tend to inspire, drawing you in, making you feel at home, and rekindling the fire within.
Meander along winding, country roads, stroll cobblestone streets, and take in the warm adobe architecture, fine and folk art, multi-cultural traditions, and fascinating history of New Mexico and Four Corners. This excellent journey offers overnight stops in a wonderful collection of communities – the fine arts town of Santa Fe, Abiquiú, on the Old Spanish Trail, small-town New Mexico’s Farmington, the energetic western college town of Durango, and finally, Taos, set high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Along the way, fascinating opportunities await – the museums and exquisite restaurants of Santa Fe, a tour of Georgia O’Keefe’s home and studio, stargazing in Chaco Canyon, Culture Park, a trip high into the San Juan Mountains on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a day marveling at the ancient Anasazi ruins of Mesa Verde National Park, and time to explore on your own at the fascinating Taos Pueblo.
This trip offers experiences as diverse as Four Corners does landscapes. Whether your passion is hiking or history, dining or delving into a culture, adobe or old west, Perfection in the Land of Enchantment has you covered!