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.

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.

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 […]

Taking the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos

Tiny villages sit along the winding highway through the mountains to Taos. From Santa Fe, the drive straight through takes only about an hour and a half, but leave time to dawdle at churches and galleries, take a hike, or have lunch on the way. Author Zora O’Neill directs you to the best spots for stopping.

Moon Spotlight Albuquerque

Moon Spotlight Albuquerque is a 60-page compact guide covering the best of New Mexico’s largest city. New Mexico native Zora O’Neill offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, […]

Moon Spotlight Navajo & Hopi Country

Moon Spotlight Navajo & Hopi Country is a 60-page compact guide covering two of the largest Native American reservations in the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Author Kathleen Bryant offers her seasoned advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of […]

Cross-Country Adventures via RV, Part 1

Laura interviews traveler Phil Bryant, who struck out with his family on a very ambitious three-week road trip in a small RV. Phil discusses some of the costs involved and Laura offers up the sights she recommended to Phil during the planning stage.

Moon Four Corners

Arizona resident Kathleen Bryant shares her knowledge of the Four Corners region, from the alien rock formations of Arches National Park to the lightning-swept mesas of Canyonlands. Bryant offers her expert advice on how to make the most of the area’s many amazing sights, historical landmarks, and outdoor activities, as well as one-of-a-kind trip strategies—including […]

Taking the Low Road to Taos from Santa Fe

When going from Santa Fe to Taos, this route is a more direct one than the high road, with fewer stopping points and the reward of a dramatic view. The lush farmland around the Rio Grande is the highlight of this drive north—the valley filled with apple orchards is as green as New Mexico gets.