From the monthly archives:

June 2010

If You Go – Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico

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Adapting to high altitude can take several days. You may find that you run out of breath easily, so don’t overdo it with strenuous activity at the outset of your stay. Drink extra water to stay hydrated.
ALBUQUERQUE
Where2Stay…

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Bring the Flavors of New Mexico Home With a Cooking Class in Santa Fe

By Hope S. Philbrick
Red or green? Order most anything off a menu in Santa Fe, New Mexico and that’s the inevitable follow-up question. Translation: Do you prefer green or red chile sauce with your meal? If you aren’t well-versed…

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Luscious Seville (Part 2)

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
One of the great luxuries of an extended stay is the spontaneous nature of discovery. Limiting a big city visit to three or four days necessitates rigid scheduling, if we’re to “see everything,” including…

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If You Go – Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Where2Stay
Hampton Inn & Suites
505 South Court Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Tel: 256.767.8282
www.hamptoninn.com
Joe Wheeler State Park
4401 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
Tel: 800.544.JOEW
www.alapark.com/joewheeler
Facilities at this state park on the Tennessee River include a 75…

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Offers Everything for the Music Lover, Plus More

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I’m feeling blue
Now…

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School Days in Oaxaca – You’re Never Too Old!

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Carnivalesque markets tempt tourists’ pocketbooks, but the best souvenirs come not from markets or museum shops, but from photographs and notes recalling the sweetest spots of a trip. Or just plain memories. When we’re…

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A Feast for the Senses in Southern Mexico

Story and photos by Betsy Marvin
Colorful and festive in all seasons, the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca delights the senses and tantalizes the mind. Infused with pre-Columbian flavor in the arts, the foods, the rituals and celebrations, Oaxaca provides…

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If You Go – Oaxaca, Mexico

Where2Stay
Hostal de la Noria
Av. Hidalgo 918
Centro
Oaxaca, Oax. 68000 México
www.hostaldelanoria.com
Where2Eat
Los Danzantes
www.losdanzantes.com/web/restaurantes/oaxaca
El Asador Vasco
on the Zocalo
www.asadorvasco.com
Los Pacos
Abasolo 121
Centro (closed Sundays)
www.lospacos.com.mx
Great assortment of mole sauces are offered here.…

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Georgia’s Little Amazon Offers Long Quiet Stretch in Nature’s Midst

Story and photos by Bobby L. Hickman
“Where is everyone?” I asked our guide, Scott Taylor.
We’re two hours into a seven-mile paddle down the Altamaha River in south central Georgia on a clear August weekend morning, and we’ve only…

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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum: What Doesn’t Fit On the Mall Resides in Chantilly, Virginia

Story and photos by Cindy Murphy-Tofig
High on everyone’s list when they visit Washington, D.C. is the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. And it should be. The museum has hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, and tons of…

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