A great way to get under the skin of any city is to check out their museums. Lucky for us, a new friendship with some art collection managers meant a more interesting and fun exploration of free Friday evening museums.

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El Santuario de Chimayó, in Chimayó, New Mexico, is considered the most significant Catholic pilgrimage site in the United States. It receives nearly three hundred thousand visitors a year, but it’s not you’re your average church. Chimayó has a rich and complex history, involving...

As a freelance writer with a love for travel I spend a lot of time on the road and even more time in coffee shops. There are many factors that make a coffee shop truly great: good coffee (obviously!), consistent wifi, snappy staff, ambiance, and...

After a week in Santa Fe, staying on the Northeast side of the city up in the mountains off Hyde park road, taking my nightly walks and listening to the coyotes howl, but spending my days cranking out articles in different cafes; I was...

One of the ways I love to engage new places and cultures is through dance. With a dance history that led me from ballet to jazz to hip-hop and finally to being certified as a teacher of Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance, dance is...

The best way to learn about a culture is to experience it. Interacting with local people through sharing meals and home stays can change the way we understand a culture. We see it from the perspective of the other, enlightening us as to not only...

The worst thing you can tell a Santero is that you’re visiting for anthropological reasons. When we met Victor, we did exactly that. Santeria has become business in Cuba due to economic difficulties, he said, not because of deficiencies in the religion. There was little...

After a delicious breakfast just like the one we were greeted upon our arrival in Trinidad with, we went to meet Kyky to go horseback riding for the day. The horses were healthy, well-fed animals, unlike many of the others we saw struggling under tourist’s...