New Mexico, which was part of the Spanish empire and Mexico before becoming a US territory that turned into a state, should be on your must-visit list. It’s the perfect place to be awed by how gorgeous your country is (high desert is crazy colorful) while simultaneously needing to remind yourself you’re still in your country (the adobe stops seeming like a gimmicky amusement park within hours).
Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders were here (you knew that) and D. H. Lawrence, too, among countless other creative/ahead-of-their-time types.
And JetBlue just made it a lot easier to see what drew them. Nonstop JFK-Albuquerque flights started in April. That hasn’t happened since TWA in the late ’80s. There’s one daily each way from $99 (jetblue.com).
There are countless places we could send you, but Santa Fe, Albuquerque and I-25, the highway between the two, are the best way to start.
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