A four-story hotel surrounds a small patio with a fire at the Desert Diamond Casino.

Tucson Area Casinos

Near Tucson are three casinos owned and operated by Native American tribes that offer a variety of gaming along with fine accommodations and restaurants.

Afternoon sun turns the rocks orange behind the remains of Pueblo ruins.

Discover New Mexico

There’s a reason New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment. Get inspired to travel as author Zora O’Neill reveals what makes New Mexico special.

Palo Duro canyon in Texas.

Texas’s Overlooked Natural Wonders

Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of Texas’s many major cities, there’s an enormous canvas of natural wonders to explore, from forests and canyons to tropics and mountains.

Monument Valley in Arizona.

Arizona Road Trips: Driving the Scenic Byways

Gas up the car, grab some road food and sodas, make that perfect highway mix for the stereo (pick songs that go well with long, empty views), and hit the road on one of these scenic drives around Arizona.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fills the sky every October.

The Best Fall Festivals in New Mexico

When autumn settles over New Mexico, it brings crisp temperatures, clear skies, and brilliant colors, especially to the cool mountains. Therefore, fall is a great time to visit and enjoy a number of festivals and events in this southwest state. From the dazzling hues of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta to the delicious tastes and smells of the Santa Fe Indian Market, to the engaging songs of Native American ceremonial dances, there are exciting events to please every type of traveler around this time of year.

Girls in traditional dress with skull facepaint walk down in the street in the Marigold Parade.

Festivals and Events in Albuquerque

From the nine day extravaganza that is the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival to the Marigold Parade celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead, here are festivals and events worth traveling to see.

Afternoon sun turns the rocks orange behind the remains of Pueblo ruins.

Where to Go in New Mexico

In this article, author Zora O’Neill points you to the top draws in each of region of New Mexico. Plan your trip with suggestions of how best to plan your time in the Land of Enchantment.

Light filters through a window into a glass bauble shaped like the sun.

Avoiding Heat-related Health Issues in Tucson

Whether you’re shopping in the streets or hiking in the hills, Arizona’s incessant sun can quickly become dangerous for the unprepared. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heatstroke and other travel safety tips.

View of a lake from the High Road to Taos.

Plan a Two Week New Mexico Road Trip

You could conceivably explore New Mexico for a month or so, seeking out ever more obscure towns, but two weeks gives just enough time to appreciate the distinct character of the cities and enjoy a few bumpy back roads.