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Don Peterson



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A restless New Yorker with a taste for the high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona

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AAlbuquerque: What's the best neighborhood in Albuquerque for a first time visitor?

Other have mentioned the Hotel Andaluz, and I highly recommend it if you want the optimum location for seeing Albuquerque's most important attractions. First of all, it is arguably the most beautiful hotel in Albuquerque and has three excellent and trendy restaurants... See More

ABest Sunset in the World

Although Phoenix, Arizona may not be the most exotic travel destination in the world, it has been a constant source of unforgettable sunsets for me. All of these photos were taken in Papago Park​ in Phoenix. With its dramatic landscapes and highly reflective... See More

AGrand Canyon National Park: Dangerous insects/ Poisonous plants in South Grand Canyon

Here is an excellent video from the Park Service about animals and insects you may typically encounter in the Grand Canyon and what to do to protect yourself: Here is an excellent article also... See More

ANew Mexico: What's the best 3-day Weekend in New Mexico?

It sounds like you will have two days for sightseeing, a Saturday and Sunday (I hope you depart on a Monday morning flight to leave more time for sightseeing on Sunday. Here is a recommended tour that includes the best of Albuquerque and Santa Fe and attractions in between.... See More

ASedona: Best hikes and natural swimming holes

Sedona is a hikers paradise even for the non-hiker. Unlike the Grand Canyon where you have to be a hardened mountain man to really explore it, Sedona only requires a water bottle and a ten minute walk at most to access its most stunning red rock formations. ​ ... See More

ATaos: Taos in November

In New Mexico, its safe to say that there are few tourist traps. Maybe a bad restaurant here or there. If the tourists are flocking to it, check it out! You will find that Taos​ is an artists commune, spa, spiritual retreat, and bargain shopper’s... See More

AAlbuquerque: What is there to do in Albuquerque besides the hot air balloon festival?

On most days at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta​ you will be free to explore after about 9:00AM unless you plan to come back for the evening events. There are plenty of great restaurants and day trips worth looking into. Here are some excellent... See More

AAlbuquerque: Cheaper and safe hotels in Albuquerque for Balloon Fiesta?

​​Hi Stacey, If you haven't booked a hotel for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta​ by now, it may be too late to do so. Keep in mind that this is the biggest event in Albuquerque by a country mile, and even the most mediocre hotels... See More

ANew York City: Well priced hotels in/around Midtown? Budget friendly places to eat?

If you want to save money, a very pleasant hotel is the La Quinta Inn Queens ​  It is located in Queens (an outer borough of Manhattan, and is literally two subway stops over the river (a ten minute ride) away from Grand Central Station ​... See More

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