New Mexico

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” for good reason! This state is absolutely gorgeous from its deserts to its lush forests. Whether you are a lover of the great outdoors, a history buff looking into ancient petroglyphs or infamous cowboys like Billy the Kid, or a foodie looking to try some of the famed New Mexican-style cuisine, there’s something for everyone here!

Cloudcroft and Hiking the Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail

A village in the clouds – sounds romantic, no? Cloudcroft, an old English word meaning covered or shrouded in clouds, is a sleepy little town nestled in the high alpine region of the Sacramento Mountains. It played an important role in expanding the rail line during the early 1900s, and still remains a popular summer and winter getaway today.

In this post, I take a short look into Cloudcroft’s history and how the nearby Mexican Canyon Trestle Trail came to be.

A Tale of Two Pistachio Farms

Many people are familiar with Hatch Green Chiles, but did you know that the area around the Southern New Mexico town of Alamogordo is prime farmland for pistachios?

Of course, what would be a small town crop in the USA without a modest feud to go with it?

Alamogordo, New Mexico: Tiny Town, Big History

Hi friends! I’m here share a bit about a place not many people know about. It’s a small American town in the desert that played an important part in world history!

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Hi, I’m Steph. While working full-time as a literature and drama history teacher in China, I started this blog to share about my travel experiences and observations. Now, when I’m not spending time with my wonderful husband, I continue to write about travel, food, teaching, and identity politics. Read more

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