Touchdown: Santa Fe

Unspoiled mountains and vast deserts. Ancient native culture with Spanish and modern touches. Adobe houses, red and gold in the glow of a setting sun. Art galleries sprawling the streets. And food, so much good food.

Santa Fe at Night

Lights on Adobe Houses, Santa Fe

Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe its 2017 Reader’s Choice Destination of the Year, with a whopping 65% of votes. Intrigued with the fascinating descriptions on the magazine, we decided to check it out as a potential destination for the holidays. With its complex history, thriving art scene, picturesque settings and delicious-looking food, it wasn’t hard to get us hooked.

Santa Fe Railyard

Santa Fe Palace of Governors

We took a 20-hour train ride to Santa Fe from Los Angeles – an adventure itself even before reaching our destination. Our school and work didn’t permit a lot of time, but in less than a week we have made friends with unlikely people, saw a potter creating a beautiful vase in person, ate our weight in salsa, tried out the Frito pie we saw in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, looked at the winter constellations in the company of a capricious black cat…and more.

Train to Santa Fe

Our experience at Santa Fe was nothing less than magical and we’re excited to share them with you over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!


Downtown Santa Fe | Santa Fe Railyard | Canyon Road | Santa Fe Cuisine

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