Hike The Falls Trail In Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. One of the things I was most excited to do in New Mexico was to visit Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument.  The only thing I actually knew about it was the ruins,…

Alien Everything: Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico

I imagined Roswell to be a tiny alien-themed everything town in the middle of nowhere New Mexico.  The middle of nowhere part was right.  The tiny town part wasn't.  It's not huge, like Albuquerque, but it's not tiny either.  The alien-themed everything was a little off too, but it was still pretty close.  I had…

Albuquerque From Above: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure On A New Mexico Road Trip

My fingers were probably crossed for good weather from the moment we booked our hot air balloon flight.  I'm talking a week of crossed fingers. This is serious business. For as long as I can remember, I've loved hot air balloons and wanted to ride in one.  When we started planning the southwest road trip,…