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New Mexico's culture is strongly influenced by the Native American and Hispanic communities that have shared the state since Spanish colonization.

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The temperature in this southwestern state can reach 100 degrees in the summer, but is much cooler in the norther mountain regions. Hatch, New Mexico, is the self proclaimed home of the world's best chili pepper, and Albuquerque, is host to the annual International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon event in the world.

Matador has covered New Mexico's parks and food, the Gathering of Nations, and the best places to stargaze.

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Why the Albuquerque Balloon Festival Needs to Be on Your Travel List

Get up in the air!

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The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Albuquerque Right Now

Red and green chiles, of course, but so much more.

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How to Take the Perfect Family Vacation in Santa Fe

Channel Santa Fe’s creative energy and laid-back vibe to customize a family vacation that everyone will enjoy.

Epic Stays

16 Taos Airbnbs Perfect for a Southwestern Mountain Getaway

Adobe Airbnbs are even more beautiful in the mountains.

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These Albuquerque Airbnbs Let You Capture the City's Southwest Charm

The southwest's most engaging city awaits.

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9 Santa Fe Airbnbs That’ll Make New Mexico's Capital Feel Like Home

By the plaza or in the hills.


Where to Stay, Eat, and Play in Ruidoso, New Mexico

A true all-season mountain town.

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This Land

A group of women run 150 miles through three National Monuments, giving a voice to women and people of color on behalf of our public lands.

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