Synopses & Reviews
Frommerand#8217;s books arenand#8217;t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insiderand#8217;s take on their home state introduces readers to the best and most authentic restaurants, hotels, shops, attractions and nightlife; providing unique insights into the history, natural wonders and contemporary culture of this southwestern powerhouse. Most importantly, theyand#8217;ll tell you straight out whatand#8217;s worth your precious vacation timeand#133;and what you can skip with no qualms.
This light, portable book includes a fold-out map, exact pricing, opening hours, and the other important details. It features smartly conceived itineraries for varying interests and a look at both New Mexicoand#8217;s fascinating history and its vibrant, contemporary culture with information on New Mexicoand#8217;s many outdoor attractions and activities. From the best hiking trails, ski resorts and trustworthy outfitters, to horseback riding and hot air ballooning, this invaluable guide offers tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or can splash out a bit.
About the Author
Residents of northern New Mexico for more than 40 years, Don and Barbara Laine have traveled extensively throughout New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and the Southwest, exploring the mountains, deserts, cities, and towns in search of unique outdoor adventures, hidden historic gems, and the perfect green chile cheeseburger. The Laines have authored or contributed to a number of Frommer's travel guides, including Frommerand#8217;s EasyGuide to National Parks of the American West, and have also written Little-Known Southwest, New Mexico and Arizona State Parks, and Best Short Hikes in Arizona for The Mountaineers Books.