New Mexico

The 2013 Highlights Reel

by Zora O'Neill on December 30, 2013

The last few years, I’ve really enjoyed doing the end-of-year wrap-up. This year…it’s a tiny bit of a strain. That’s not because 2013 sucked. It’s because I stayed home a lot, with my butt in a chair, staring at a computer screen. (See previous post.) The “writer” part of “travel writer” was the main thing […]


New Mexico: Vintage Motels

by Zora O'Neill on November 11, 2013

You know I have a thing for old hotels. Not just olde historicky hotels, but what I call vintage hotels. One of the “rules” I have about vintage hotels is that they can’t be renovated to be old-timey–they just have to be that way. But after this last trip around New Mexico, where I spied […]


New Mexico: The Southeast

by Zora O'Neill on November 4, 2013

This trip, I made a beeline for the southeast quadrant of New Mexico, just to get it out of the way. Historically, let’s just say I haven’t been bursting with enthusiasm for this part of the state. There are tremendous natural attractions out here–Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands–but a whole lotta nothin’ in between, and […]


New Mexico: The Bootheel

by Zora O'Neill on October 28, 2013

This year was the third time I’ve updated my New Mexico guidebook. You’d think I would’ve gone pretty much everywhere by now, since New Mexico is not a heavily paved state and there are only so many roads to drive. But in fact, there was a whole stubby little bit of the state I’d never […]

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