Monthly Archives: August 2012

Land of Enchantment, Part 2

After my post last week about how unknown New Mexico is within the United States, it occurred to me that I should have added a map showing just where it is. Tucked between Texas and Arizona, it also shares borders with … Continue reading

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The Other Southwestern State

When our son was selecting a college, he was planning to major in archaeology and was happy to head off to a school well recognized in that field. By the time he graduated from the University of New Mexico, we … Continue reading

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Guess Who Came to the Meeting!

Sunday afternoon was the kick-off meeting for the Virtuoso Travel Week. It was probably not that different from meetings many of you have attended, with a few pep talks on a variety of topics. At one point they started to … Continue reading

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What Is Ecotourism?

Many terms are used these days to refer to similar overlapping ideas about responsible tourism.  Wikipedia defines Ecotourism as “tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas….Ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. (It) … Continue reading

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Food Fight!

Late in the summer, home gardens begin to burst with produce.  The energetic gardeners who could hardly wait for their first fruits begin to moan at the prospect of yet another day’s bumper crops. Leaving a zucchini on the vine … Continue reading

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