Synopses & Reviews
Whatever you do when you travel, get off the interstate. Who needs more bland rest stops and fast food? Get into the heart of things with Globe Pequot's Off the Beaten Path series. Devoted to travelers with a taste for the unique, this easy-to-use guide will help you discover the hidden places in New Mexico that most tourists miss - unsung, unspoiled, and out-of-the-way finds that liven up a week's vacation, a day trip, or an afternoon.
"In the nation's most lightning-struck region sits The Lightning Field by American sculptor Walter de Maria. The Lightning Field is large-scale environmental art. The work, which was commissioned and is maintained by the New York¿based Dia Center for the Arts, is composed of four hundred 15- to 20-foot shiny steel poles placed in a grid measuring 1 mile by 3,330 feet. The tips of the poles form an exactly even plane, like a bed of nails for some evil giant. During thunderstorms the poles act as lightning rods, creating a dazzling light show."
"This breezy, fun and helpful book is full of interesting and unique suggestions." --New England Booming
magazine (Praise for a previous edition)
This guidebook leads readers to little-known attractions throughout the Land of Enchantment, from chili festivals, goat farms, and ghost towns to hidden cafes, vineyards, museums, parks, and more.
About the Author
Richard K. Harris
has authored more than twenty travel guidebooks, many about the western United States. He has been a director and past president of PEN New Mexico, the southwest's largest professional writers' organization, and a director and officer of the New Mexico Book Association. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.