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.

A black and white photograph of a group of African Americans celebrating at a Fourth of July picnic.

Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Angled late-afternoon sunlight hits the colorful buildings of Tucson's downtown.

The Three-Day Best of Tucson

This itinerary is meant to guide you to the city’s very best—the essential Old Pueblo experience. You’ll need your own car, a camera, a hat, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

Moon New Mexico

This full-color guide to New Mexico includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. New Mexico native Zora O’Neill shares her insider’s perspective on the Land of Enchantment, from museum-hopping in Santa Fe to exploring the vast beauty of the desert to visiting organic farms. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide offers […]