Running along Main Street, U.S.A.

I do have to admit, I love Disney. But as much as I love Disney, I prefer to spend my time and money exploring other corners of the world. With that said, I have been to Disneyland twice in the last five years, but that’s more to do with my strong love of all things…

Beers, brothel, and Billy the Kid

While drinking at Taos Mesa Brewing in the beginning of the week, Amanda and I decided on a whim to book a “bed and brew” in a seedier area of Albuquerque at the end of the trip. There were a few reasons for this: B&B was walking distance to a bunch of breweries, including one…

Exploring Santa Fe

Originally, I thought this trip would be a lot of time outside and in the national parks. We had planned on exploring southern New Mexico during the second half of the week. Freezing temps, constant snow, and national parks closed due to government shutdown altered those plans. After our snowy night at the casino, we…

DIY ice scraper in New Mexico

We discovered our rental car did not contain an ice scraper pretty quickly into our trip, since New Mexico was literally Hoth on earth. Instead of remembering to purchase one at a gas station or Target or other suitable shop, we just got creative: Empty airline pretzel bag (2 stars, especially as pretzel crumbs pooled…