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.

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.

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 […]

An open wooden gate leads to a small courtyard with a cross in front of an old adobe building with belltowers.

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 […]

A van converted into an RV is parked lakeside.

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.