Go and find it.
Go and look behind the Ranges.
Something lost behind the Ranges.
Lost and waiting for you.
~ Rudyard Kipling
What do you think of when someone mentions New Mexico? Here are a few possibilites to stimulate your imagination.
Mesas, buttes and canyons
Ancient ruins and high-tech casinos
300 sunny days a year
Mind blowing cloud formations, rainbows, sunrises and sunsets
Coyotes, roadrunners and Billy the Kid
Lift tickets, snowboards and deep, deep powder
Los Alamos and the Trinity site
Roswell, the Spaceport and the Very Large Array
Black velvet skies, shooting stars and the Milky Way
Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands
Chaco Canyon and the Gila Cliff Dwellings
Snow on the Taos Pueblo
The Carson National Forest
Visitng wineries and craft breweries
The Santa Fe Opera
Kayaking the Rio Grande
Bison, black bears and big horn sheep
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Chile infused hot chocolate in front of a pinon wood fire
The view of the mountians from a luxury hotel suite
Tacos, enchiladas, green chile cheeseburgers and the perfect margartia
Turquoise, turquoise and more turquoise
I’m just getting warmed up.
My name is Lynne Sturtevant and I invite you to join me as I explore New Mexico’s history, culture, cuisine and glorious scenery. I'll be visiting world famous destinations like Santa Fe and Taos, of course, but I’m also looking for the hidden, special places known only to local folks. Along the way I’m taking pictures. Lots of pictures.
You’ll find detailed descriptions of the sights, sounds and tastes I discover as well as links, directions, contact information, business hours and other practical details. I will also be sharing hotel and restaurant reviews, interesting historical tidbits, recipes, ghost stories, fragments of ancient legends and the occasional UFO report.
I am new to New Mexico having moved to Albuquerque in 2016. But I'm not new to travel or to writing.
My career began in 1986 when I became a travel agent booking airline tickets and Disney World vacations. Within a few years I owned a successful agency in the heart of Washington, DC.
I’ve escorted tour groups, taught at a travel school and conducted dozens of destination workshops. I was the marketing director of a boutique tour company specializing in Southeast Asia, represented the China International Travel Service and managed all travel programs for ASTA, the world’s largest travel trade association.
After moving to a small town in Ohio in late 2005, I immersed myself in the world of hyper-local tourism. In 2007 I started my own tour business. I attracted a publisher's attention and wrote two books, Haunted Marietta and A Guide to Historic Marietta, both of which are still in print.
I love discovering new places and even though I've been all over the world, I've rarely had as much fun as I do exploring New Mexico. I am excited to share the amazing things I’m learning about this beautiful, complex and always surprising state.
I’ve got a full tank of gas and a credit card with a zero balance. Are you ready? Let’s hit the road!