Frommer's books aren'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 insider'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, they'll tell you straight out what's worth your precious vacation time...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 Mexico's fascinating history and its vibrant, contemporary culture with information on New Mexico'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.
Residents of northern New Mexico for more than 40 years, Don Laine 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 Frommer's EasyGuide to National Parks of the American West, and have also written Little-Known Southwest, New Mexico & Arizona State Parks, and Best Short Hikes in Arizona for The Mountaineers Books.