New Mexico has had busy weeks in local and national news. See what people are saying about the Land of Enchantment and New Mexico True with these stories and articles:

 

Harvest Begins at New Mexico Vineyards (KRQE)

The harvest of Pinot Noir grapes is underway at Tamaya Vineyard on the Santa Ana Pueblo.
It's just one of the state's 55 vineyards. Watch and share…

 

2018 Barbeque Festivals (Town Talk, part of USA Today)

The 15th annual Pork & Brew will take place at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., June 29-July 1. Expect regional food vendors, local beer and family activities. Read and share…

 

10 Under The Radar US Travel Destinations (The Travel)

Northern New Mexico is a land of magical and surreal landscapes, heartwarming spiritualism, rampant creativity and immense cultural diversity. Read and share…

 

17 of the Best Places to Visit in the United States (CNN Travel)

From cities you might expect to see on a list such as this to places you might only be vaguely aware of… Read and share….

 

This Art Installation in New Mexico is so Insane (Fodor)

Picture this: 400 stainless steel poles standing 20 feet tall, gleaming in a grid formation on the high desert plains of southwest New Mexico. Read and share…

 

Heading Down Rt. 66 with Rolling Stones (Travel Industry Today)

A western New Mexico city that bills itself as the gateway to Native American culture is experiencing a tourism boom. Officials in Gallup, New Mexico, say the city has seen a 7 to 10 percent increase in visitation over last year, mostly thanks to foreign tourists.

 

Things to do in the Duke City (KRQE News 13)

 As always, there's no shortage of things to do in and around Albuquerque. Here are some of the things happening this week. Read and share…

 

15 Things To Do in New Mexico (A Taste of Koko)

Hello from New Mexico! Sometimes I have one of those trips that make me slow down, put my phone away, and just experience the destination. New Mexico was one of those trips. Read and share…

 

Rural Communities Take Aim at Tourism (Podcast: Rural Business HQ)

With tourism growing, many rural areas are working to capitalize on humanity’s wanderlust. Travel and tourism generates $7.6 trillion globally and $1.6 trillion for the U.S. economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism CouncilListen and share…

 

New Mexico True Heroes Nomination are Open (Las Cruces Sun News

Nominations are open for the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes program. Honorees will be recognized at the 2018 New Mexico BowlRead and share…

 

A Stunning New Mexico Property Prepares for the Future (Architectural Digest)

Los Poblanos has a long and storied history, dating back to the 14th century when the Anasazi Pueblo people lived on the property; it was also part of a land grant in 1716. Read and share...

 

Drive-in movie theaters in (almost) every state (Star Gazette – Part of USA Today Network)

The Fort Union Dirve In in Las Vegas, NM was featured as the only operating and running drive-in in the state. Read and share…

 

State pushes Plastic Free July initiatives (KOB 4) 

Starbucks isn’t the only business working to eliminate plastic. Last week the coffee giant announced they are going to phase out plastic straws, which is becoming a trend. Watch and share…

 

New Mexico True Heroes Program (KRQE News 13) 

Know someone who makes New Mexico a better place? Help them get recognized. Nominations are now open for the 2018 New Mexico True Heroes Program. Read and share…

 

Ozzy and Jack's World Detour (A&E)

Now that Jack’s baby has been born, he’s once again traveling with Ozzy and his sister, Kelly. They explore the state of New Mexico, sampling chili milkshakes, chainsaw sculpting and learning to make pistachios. Kelly hates dealing with all the guy humor that Ozzy and Jack deal out, but figures out a way to make a profit from it. Watch and share…

 

The Most Charming Small Towns in Every State (Readers Digest) By: Lyn Mettler

You’ll find the heart of America in these small-town gems lost in time. Add them to your must-visit list now. Read and share…

 

The Most Charming Small Towns in Every State (MSN) By: Lyn Mettler

You’ll find the heart of America in these small-town gems lost in time. Add them to your must-visit list now. Read and share…

 

New Mexico Sets Tourism Record (TravelWireNews)

Governor Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017. That’s breaks the 2016 record of 34.4 million visits. Read and share…

 

How to make red chile sauce— New Mexican Recipes – New Mexico Tourism – Travel & Vacation Guide (Woman Easy)

 

NM’s huge strides towards healthier economy (ABQ Journal – Guest Columns)

In the last seven years, we’ve made huge strides in creating a healthier economy and a better business climate, which has allowed us to help private sector businesses create new jobs in New Mexico. Read and share…

 

Nonprofit gets state grant for beautification efforts; Keep Chaves County Beautiful receives more than $20K (Roswell Daily Record)

A newly formed nonprofit has received a state grant for its anti-littering and area beautification efforts. Read and share…

 

NM Tourism Numbers UP 3 Percent (ABQ Journal)

 Travelers in New Mexico racked up 35.4 million trips in 2017, 3 percent more than the previous year, and marking the sixth consecutive year of growth in visitation, according to numbers released Wednesday by the state Tourism Department. Read and share…

 

NM Tourism Touts Another Year of Record Visits (ABQ Business First)

Of the 35.4 million trips taken, roughly 23 million of those visits were made by people from outside New Mexico. Read and share…

 

Tourism in New Mexico breaks records for the sixth year (Ruidoso News)

Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017, breaking the record set in 2016 of 34.4 million by one million visits.  Read and share…

 

Governor announces record-breaking year for New Mexico tourism (KRQE News 13)

New Mexico is seeing more tourists for a sixth straight year. Gov. Susana Martinez announced more than 35 million trips were taken in the state last year. That's one million more than 2016. Watch and share…

 

50 state road trip: Beautiful scenic drives around the US (Kitsap Sun – part of the USA Today Network)

America the beautiful will never be more apt a description than when describing the views from these scenic drives throughout each of the 50 states. From Alaska's wildlife and mountains to Florida's Keys, Connecticut's covered bridges to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, the scenery is only matched by the stunning natural diversity. Read and share…

 

Best - and worst - US cities to celebrate the Fourth of July (Visalia Times Delta - part of the USA Today Network)

Whether you are shooting bottle rockets in the backyard or crowded together at a community celebration, there's nothing like fireworks to put you in the patriotic spirit. Read and share…

 

Buckle Up! These Are the 10 Best Roads in America (Fathom)

It's always a good time for a drive — especially if you're exploring the best routes across America. Island hop in your car, cruise along the southern music trail, traverse national parks, take the high road, gawk through the window, endure white-knuckle driving for the epic views, and get out to stretch your legs. Read and share…

 

Discover the History of Lincoln New Mexico (Consumer Queen)

We were invited on a press trip in Southern New Mexico. When we first thought of New Mexico, we were thinking of flat desert land. Boy were we wrong. Read and share…

 

Meet the Producers That are Redefining American Wine(Wine Enthusiast Network)

Though the West Coast is largely considered the focal point of America’s wine industry, fortunes throughout the rest of the country have improved exponentially in recent years. Winemakers nationwide have taken up the challenge of identifying underappreciated locales and crafting innovative, quality wines. Read and share…

 

State’s tourism department presents the New Mexico True program (Roswell Daily Record)

The “UFO thing” is still a controversy, but it’s what brings people here, said local restauranteur Neil Roe at the conclusion of the Roswell TourismTalk held Friday in the Bassett Auditorium of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Read and share…

 

Agriturismo, American style: 8 farm and food experiences in the USA (USA Today)

Italy may have defined the concept of agriturismo (a working farm that takes in guests), but you don’t need a passport to have an authentic experience that brings you closer to the source. Read and share...

 

Eye on New Mexico: Where will you visit this summer? (KOB-TV 4) 

In the latest edition of Eye on New Mexico, KOB's Colton Shone discusses one of the hottest topics that comes up whenever kids head home for the summer: Travel and vacation. Read and share…

 

The Strangest Roadside Attraction in Every State (Reader’s Digest) By: Lyn Mettler

As you travel our great country to see some of its most beautiful sights, don't miss these offbeat attractions you'll find along the sides of roads and just off the interstates around the United States. Read and share…

 

The Strangest Roadside Attraction in Every State (MSN) By: Lyn Mettler

As you travel our great country to see some of its most beautiful sights, don't miss these offbeat attractions you'll find along the sides of roads and just off the interstates around the United States. Read and share…

 

The Best RV Parks in Every State (Reader’s Digest)

Park yourself and your vehicle at these best RV parks in every state for travelers who like to see the world from the comfort of their home on wheels, and you'll surely be a happy camper! Read and share…

 

The Best Weekend Getaways in Every State(Reader’s Digest)

Got 48 hours to enjoy a relaxing retreat? You'll maximize your time and the fun at these amazing resorts and destinations in every state. Read and share…

 

10 healthy getaways that will recharge your body and mind (10 Best – USA Today)

Wellness continues to be one of the hot travel trends this year and it's expected to keep growing. People are stressed, they're tired, they're worried about the state of the world. They need a break. Read and share…

 

Podcast: Episode 19: Keys to Creating a Vibrant Small Town Main Street (RuralBusinessHQ.com)

Silver City MainStreet fosters economic development in Silver City, New Mexico’s historic downtown. The organization does this through collaboration and promotion of downtown events, improvements to and preservation of the historic district, and the development of new and creative uses for downtown buildings. Listen and share…

Steve Soliz takes a stroll on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail (KOB-TV)

New Mexico is full of places that make for great Staycations. After spending a year traveling the Land of Enchantment, KOB’s Steve Soliz found some great spots. Read and share…

 

LL approves tourism plan; wants to include entire county  (News-Bulletin)

The Los Lunas Village Council held a public hearing and then approved a strategic tourism plan, which lays the foundation for a thriving tourism sector and outdoor recreation industry. Read and share…

Searching for Billy the Kid and UFOs in Southeastern New Mexico (Los Angeles Times)
We were searching for outlaws and space aliens; we found them and so much more. We knew from previous trips that northern New Mexico has the glamour spots; this corner of the state was grittier, with parched rangeland that stretched as far as the horizon. Read and share…

 

 Ancient Civilizations Hot Spot at the Four Corners Nexus (MobileRVing.com)

Nowhere else in the United States is one able to stand in 4 different states at once. At the same time, one is able to stand in the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe land, essentially standing in 6 unique places all at the same time. Read and share…

 

New Mexico Declares Summer of the Mother Road (TakingtheKids.com)

Since 1926, Route 66 revolutionized vehicular travel in the United States by inviting the country to travel west. On that drive, families can cruise to the landscapes, culture and cuisine that makes New Mexico special. To assist with travel ideas, The New Mexico Tourism Department declares this summer the “Summer of the Mother Road.” Read and share…

 

New Mexico Road Trip: Of gunslingers, UFOs and Enchiladas (CNHINews.com)
In early May, we enjoyed a road trip through southeastern New Mexico. During five days, we visited a UFO museum, toured the small town where Billy the Kid gained fame, hiked on white sand dunes, and ate more burritos, enchiladas and tacos than we thought possible. Read and share…

 

2018 NM Special Olympics Start with a Huge Announcement (KOB-TV)

But that anxiety gave way to relief Friday when it was announced a partnership with the New Mexico Department of Tourism will secure that $300,000 for the organization this year, branding the Special Olympics as being "New Mexico True." Read and share… 

 

New Mexico True Echo Amphitheater (JCP Photography)

Standing in the base of the curved rock formation that produces the echoes the place is named for, I found the shape of the rock wall to be fascinating and photographed it from multiple angles. Read and share…