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Explore Southern NM (& its Borderlands)

Southern New Mexico Landscape 2

Exploring the world includes seeking out what’s worthwhile right in front of us in our local communities. For nearly a decade, Southern New Mexico has been the hunk of the world in front of me. So I’ve written beaucoup about this beautiful region and you can access most of the archives through the articles below. I invite you to click through the titles that interest you while considering the activities you can savor in and around your city!


Superbowl @ The Bean, Las Cruces, NM.

Aguirre Spring Scenic Hike & Pine Tree Trail Tour

Good Eats Review: Fresh, Fast, & Fabulous Saenz Gorditas 

The Bean Superbowl Breakfast in Mesilla, NM

The Cool, Calm, & Crazy Good Coffee House in Las Cruces

Hiking Baylor Canyon

Say Bonjour, Las Cruces! (with le Rendezvous Cafe Quiche Lorraine)

Half-Sausage Half-Pepperoni NYP Slice House Pizza: Marriage Therapy

San Augustin Pass: Hot Wintertime Destination

All Between Land and Air by Nani Chacon and JayCee Beyale, close-up

Las Cruces Coffee Bar for Shoppers: Spirit Winds

Good Eats Review: ¡Ándele! Restaurante

One Delicious Surprise After Another: Salud! de Mesilla 

Las Cruces Street Art ~ Supersize Me!

Tacos al Pastor: Taking Tacos to the Limit in Las Cruces

Sweet Hot Chile Peppers from The Truck Farm

Good Eats Review: Day’s Hamburgers, Best Little Burger Joint

Five golden biscochos on a pale pink dish.

Mi Abuelita’s Biscochos in Las Cruces, Homemade Biscochitos

Corralitos Adventure: Therapy on a Horse

NM Daytripping: Explore New Mexico’s Cultural Past


Circle of corn drawing, Three Rivers Petroglyphs site

Delicious Big D’s Downtown, Not Your Ordinary Dive 

Carlsbad Cavern’s Big Room: Cave for Scary Movie Lovers

Hop Through Prehistoric Rock Art at Three Rivers

French Onion Soup in Southwest NM: A Tale of Two Restaurants That Do It Right

Rockin’ BZ Burgers in Alamogordo

Soldiers, Artisans, & Barbecue Chefs: An NM History Tour (in Deming)

Trinity Site Open House, Best Desert Meetup Ever

Green Chile Cheeseburger @ Sparky's in Hatch, NM.

Green Chile Cheeseburger at Sparky’s in Hatch, NM

Winter Scenic Drive: New Mexico Highway 28

New Mexico Chiles Book Review

11 New Mexico Road Trip Essentials for a Stress-Free Journey

New Mexico, Out of This World Travel Central

12 Things to Do in New Mexico

Ugliest Fastest Bird in the West


Korean-Style Ramen in El Paso: Gom Ramen

Legendary El Paso Easts (Without the Wait) ~ L& J Cafe

Tonkatstu Ramen Lover Oasis in Tucson, Raijin Ramen

Texas Frontier Fun with Buffalo & Barbecue  (in Abilene)

Borderland Good Eats Review: Sunny’s Sushi in El Paso


Colorado River at Hoover Dam

Engineering Made Easy at Hoover Dam

6 Ways to Rock Your Southwest Desert Road Trip

Hadley’s Date Shake, Sweet Way to Stay Cool

Ultimate 50’s Retro Diner in Colorado