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Warm Crap In A Bag: Does Anthony Bourdain Really Affect How People Think About Food?

Warm Crap In A Bag: Does Anthony Bourdain Really Affect How People Think About Food? Oct 2nd, 2013 at 11:00AM: Parts Unknown, CNN As part of CNN's "Parts Unknown" show, Anthony Bourdain went to New Mexico to check out Santa Fe's Five & Dime General Store, which is very well known for its Frito Pie. It didn't end well. Holding the bag of Frito chips covered in chili and topped with cheese, Bourdain proceeded to refer to it as "warm crap in a bag." Granted, he was just trying to give viewers an idea...

Cave Divers To Explore Unmapped New Mexico Cavern

Cave Divers To Explore Unmapped New Mexico Cavern Sep 13th, 2013 at 2:00PM: A crack team of cave divers will explore New Mexico's famed Blue Hole underwater cave system this weekend. The Advanced Diver Magazine Exploration Foundation will send a team down Blue Hole cave in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. The cave has already been partially mapped down to a depth of 225 feet, but it's believed to be much more extensive and the team is carrying equipment allowing them to go as...

US National Trail System Expands By 650 Miles

US National Trail System Expands By 650 Miles Jun 5th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Paulbalegend via Wikimedia Last week – just in time for National Trails Day – newly appointed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of 28 new National Recreation Trails located in 18 states across the country. These new additions offer a wide variety of experiences for outdoor enthusiasts while adding an additional 650 miles to the existing U.S. National...

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest May 25th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Alex Briseño, Flickr A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to El Paso on short notice for a magazine assignment. I found it enjoyable, but on my final day, I was itching to get out of the city limits and explore before my evening flight. Every local I talked to gave me the same response: go for a scenic drive out to Mesilla. Located just 44 miles northwest of El Paso on the fringes of Las...

Culinary Vacations Not 'Cookie-Cutter' With Destination Discoveries

Culinary Vacations Not 'Cookie-Cutter' With Destination Discoveries May 5th, 2013 at 11:00AM: As we've continued to report at Gadling, a new generation of culinary tours is on the rise. Food-loving travelers want more than generic cooking classes that teach how to make pad thai in Thailand or risotto in Tuscany. And a few companies – such as Destination Hotels & Resorts, North America's fourth largest hotel management company – are complying by offering tours and classes...

Four Corners: A Delightfully Confusing Tourist Trap

Four Corners: A Delightfully Confusing Tourist Trap Jan 9th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Of course I knew that Four Corners – the spot where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet – would be a tourist trap. But on a recent road trip from Durango to Monument Valley, Utah, I passed just five miles away from this geographically auspicious place and found that I couldn't resist the temptation to stop and see the only spot in America where four states meet. The Navajo...

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer

Hangover Cures: A Global Primer Dec 26th, 2012 at 3:00PM: New Year's Eve is fast approaching, so what better time to provide a list of hangover cures from around the world? Our friends at Alice Marshall Public Relations in New York asked some of their clients about local versions of hair-of-the-dog. Unsurprisingly, the preferred remedies all have a distinctly regional flavor. Here's to a headache-and-nausea-free January 1! St. Barts On this notorious...

Ski Town Holidays: Not Just For Skiers

Ski Town Holidays: Not Just For Skiers Dec 7th, 2012 at 2:00PM: It sounds crazy, but not all ski-town tourists are there to downhill ski. In fact, many don't even know how. I'll also let you in on a local's secret: not all permanent residents of ski towns know how to ski, and of those who do, many can't even afford a season pass. The fact is, there are now more options than ever for non-skiers and those on a tight budget to engage in other winter sports, if...

Cleveland New Mexico: Where Cars Go To Die

Cleveland New Mexico: Where Cars Go To Die Nov 21st, 2012 at 11:00AM: A shabby peach convertible hogged the front yard. It stretched out like a sunbathing teenage girl would – at a long diagonal, facing the street, just begging to get picked up. I walked right up to her, crouching down at the battered grill, where both headlights were missing, like gems pried out of a ring's bed. I'd forgotten how much headlights, when you're squarely in front of an...

Celebrate Georgia O'Keeffe's 125th Birthday In Santa Fe (Tres Leches Cake Is Involved)

Celebrate Georgia O'Keeffe's 125th Birthday In Santa Fe (Tres Leches Cake Is Involved) Nov 3rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: Mention Georgia O'Keeffe and cooking isn't what comes to mind. But the iconic Southwestern artist was ahead of her time when it came to food. So says O'Keeffe's former cook and assistant Margaret Wood, author of "A Painter's Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O'Keeffe" (Red Crane Books), and "Remembering Miss O'Keeffe: Stories from Abiquiu" (Museum of New Mexico Press). Wood...

A Day On Santa Fe's Canyon Road

A Day On Santa Fe's Canyon Road Oct 31st, 2012 at 9:00AM: I'm not what could be described as a patron of the arts, yet for some reason, I seem to have a knack for living in cities famed for their galleries and arts and culture scene: Vail. Lahaina. Santa Barbara. Calistoga. Telluride. Could I be a latent art groupie? Nah. I'm just attracted to scenic places. I also spent many years waiting tables to support my writing habit, and it's always been my...

Roadside America: El Paragua Restaurant, Espanola, New Mexico

Roadside America: El Paragua Restaurant, Espanola, New Mexico Oct 8th, 2012 at 12:00PM: The little city of Española lies just 25 miles north of Santa Fe. It sits on the crossroads of SR 68 and NM 76 (aka the Taos Highway), which leads to the village of Chimayo, famed for its handwoven blankets, Santuario, and chiles. Española is also surrounded by some of the region's famous Indian pueblos. Until about five years ago, I never saw any reason whatsoever to stop there,...

Santa Fe On A Budget

Santa Fe On A Budget Sep 25th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Santa Fe has a reputation for being pricey, what with all the art galleries, boutiques, jewelry stores, restaurants, and hotels. And while it's true you can blow a wad of cash there without even trying, it's just as easy to enjoy Santa Fe if you're on a budget. It just depends upon your priorities. If you can live without purchasing a life-sized bronze sculpture of a bugling elk or Native...

New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts

New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts Sep 21st, 2012 at 12:00PM: New Mexico is known for its overlapping identities. It's an artistic hub (Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the country). It has incredible landscapes (it has 13 national and 33 state parks). And there's a fair share of technological quirkiness (Roswell's Area 51 comes to mind). While the state has been busy celebrating these different aspects of its history during its centennial...

How To Not Look Like A Tourist In Santa Fe

How To Not Look Like A Tourist In Santa Fe Sep 5th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Although I was 26 before I visited New Mexico, I've always felt a strange kinship with the state. I suspect it's because much of my childhood was spent traveling to see my grandparents in Arizona (where my dad grew up). We'd attend pow-wows, visit local museums, and explore the high desert landscape, and I always yearned to cross the state line, and delve deeper into the Southwest. On my first...

Photo Of The Day: This Must Be The Place

Photo Of The Day: This Must Be The Place Aug 28th, 2012 at 6:30PM: White Sands National Monument is one of America's most stunning natural landmarks. With 275 miles of white sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, White Sands is the world's largest gypsum dune field, extending across the Tularosa Basin by the town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Like any proper desert, it also contains oases, albeit more modern than those that we imagine in the...

Steins, New Mexico: The Ultimate American Ghost Town

Steins, New Mexico: The Ultimate American Ghost Town Jul 31st, 2012 at 11:00AM: It concerns me that the gas station attendant has never heard of Steins. We are one stop away from Steins on New Mexico's Interstate 10. It's basically this gas station, flat desert, some yucca plants, then Steins. I could walk to my destination from here. Granted, I might get sunstroke and also scary close to the vultures on the fences, but the point is we're that close. "Sorry ma'am," he...

The International UFO Museum And Research Center At Roswell, New Mexico

The International UFO Museum And Research Center At Roswell, New Mexico May 11th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Something strange happened in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Rancher William Brazel found a bunch of debris in the desert that he couldn't identify. He described it in the July 9, 1947, issue of the Roswell Daily Record as a "large area of bright wreckage made up of rubber strips, tinfoil, a rather tough paper and sticks." The paper reported that Brazel estimated that all together the...

Video: 'No Kitchen Required' In New Zealand, 'When Maori Attack'

Apr 10th, 2012 at 2:35PM: Here at Gadling, we've been keeping tabs on the new BBC America reality show "No Kitchen Required," which is taking cooking competitions to new highs (and lows). Battling for fame and glory are award-winning chef Michael Psilakis of New York's Fish Tag and Kefi; private executive chef Kayne Raymond; and former "Chopped" champ Madison Cowan. The chefs hunt and gather ingredients to prepare...

Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass to be reenacted in New Mexico

Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass to be reenacted in New Mexico Mar 21st, 2012 at 2:30PM: The Battle of Glorieta Pass, the most important battle of the Civil War in the Southwest, will be reenacted this weekend in New Mexico. This important battle took place on March 26 and 28, 1862, but the reenactment will take place on the weekend of March 24 and 25. A Confederate army under General Henry Hopkins Sibley had marched out of Texas to take what was then the New Mexico Territory....

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