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A must-see for your Southwest travel: White Sand Dunes and San Andres Mountains, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico by sumikophoto.

In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

ART ~ both the natural kind and the kind people craft with their own hands ~ is a BIG attraction in New Mexico year-round.

Yet especially when the weather is warmer and we’re moving a lot slower, it’s helpful to focus on only a few events and activities.

Because it’s summertime and we don’t want to hurry for anything.

To that end, here are some

Southwest Travel Links You’ll Like

Below is this month’s mix of favorite articles where ~ among other things ~  you’ll learn about four fabulous sites of great natural beauty in New Mexico you do not want to miss. And get the skinny on a truly “international” art market ~ the first of several art markets taking place this summer in Santa Fe.

World Heritage Sites (New Mexico Nomad) 

Of the 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S., three  ~ COUNT ‘EM! ~ three are located in New Mexico alone. And a fourth, White Sands National Park in Alamogordo, is under consideration. Read all about the Land of Enchantment’s cultural and natural superstars in this photo-rich article.

Roasted Chile Cheese (MJ’s Kitchen)

A simple but “perfect-for-crackers-and-chips” recipe made interesting with a blend of cheeses and New Mexico chile. DE-LI-CIOUS!

2016 International Folk Art Market (Santa Fe Travelers)

This annual event is your chance to bring home unique art from places as far away as East Africa and Southeast Asia. That’s when over 180 artisans from more than 60 countries will present their wares in Santa Fe, at what many have called the “best art festival.” Read for more info about the event and ticketing, even volunteer opportunities.

A Night and a Day in Tonopah, Nevada (Atlas Obscura)

A fun read about the former silver boomtown, one of the stops on my recent trip to California. Learn more about the historic Mizpah Hotel, legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, and what it’s like staying overnight at the popular but creepy Clown Motel.

Clown Motel, Tonopah, Nevada.


Featured image, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico by sumikophoto.