Just over a year ago, The New Republic ran a story with a catchy, but slightly insulting title: "White People Love Hiking. Minorities Don't. Here's Why." Like many other Latinos in the Southwest, I come from a family who, among other things, enjoy hunting and hiking; all activities the sensational title claims minorities "don't" like.
I was discussing an upcoming New Orleans trip with friend and fellow foodie Jessica Collins. She said "When I took my first bite of turtle soup at Commander's Palace, I knew there was no other city I could be in than New Orleans." Truer words have never been spoken.
My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.
It's a hidden gem and if you haven't been to Red River, New Mexico, lately then you definitely need to take the trip to discover all that Red River ha...
"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.
When President Obama signed the proclamation to designate the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument in May, it was the last stitch of a tapestry to weave together several natural sites of extraordinary beauty and cultural significance.
Regardless of pipeline capacity, Permian Basin crude is shaping up to be the next big oil boom thanks to new technology.
Driving through New Mexico is also an experience giving you the freedom to do what you want when you want to do it. And no vehicle is better for road trips than the 2014 Cadillac ELR.
Perhaps that's why a recent hot spring themed five day road trip through the State of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, has left me daydreaming about when I can go back to explore more.
California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.
Last week, some friends came to visit my hometown. "We know it's a drag to have to be a tour guide in your hometown, but what if you became a tourist with us?" one of them suggested.
Omaree Varela was a 9-year-old boy living in abusive conditions in his mother's and stepfather's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We know he died of blunt-force trauma after being kicked to death by his mother, Synthia Varela-Casaus. Let me repeat those words: Kicked. To. Death.
If it seems like I'm overreacting a little bit, it's only because I know how serious the consequences of cat litter not soaking up toxic chemicals can be. I've smelled what can happen.
Southern New Mexico's Organ Mountains Desert Peaks region will be protected by President Obama as a national monument on Wednesday, and rightfully so.
The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is the crossroads of New Mexico's diverse history and culture, filled with natural wonders and incredible hunting and recreational opportunities.
With the sunset of the cowboy and all things fastened to him also comes nightfall on all the other trappings of the Old West, and for us the real tragedy is the disappearance of the saloon.