People are believed to have lived in New Mexico’s Jemez Valley since 2500 B.C.. and, in the village of Jemez Springs seems to keep one foot in the past and one in the present—telephone service only became available to residents in 1964! However, despite boasting fewer than four hundred permanent residents, the area receives approximately one million visitors each year.
People tend to associate Albuquerque with Bugs Bunny (who should have turned left there), the television series “Breaking Bad,” and hot air balloons! However, the city also has a thriving culinary scene, supporting more than 1400 restaurants!
During my first visit to Flagstaff in 2001, I sniggered at the name Beaver Street, discovered chai, and embraced my inner artist by decorating a Friends style mug that I painted with a map of the United States featuring fifty-two states (at the time I was not living in this country nor apparently proficient in geography)! Since then, Flagstaff has functioned as little more than a crashpad to break up the drive between Santa Fe and Los Angeles. But, as the biggest city in Northern Arizona, it seemed only fair to give it a second look.
In the historic heart of Boulder, Colorado, lies the Pearl Street Mall. This four-block long, pedestrian mall that stretches along Pearl Street, between 11th and 15th Streets, makes a perfect pit stop if you’re passing through Boulder.
We’ve all seen those little signs in hotel rooms, urging us to consider the environment and reuse our towels. Perhaps you’ve entertained the cynical thought that, while saving water and energy is important, hotels are just looking out for their bottom line. To an extent, that’s true. But corporate citizenship is often closely allied with economic reward. So what if a towel/sheet reuse program saves a hotel $1.50 or more per guest room per day? The end result benefits the environment.