If you find yourself traveling to New Mexico, a truly enchanted place, you’ll want to explore everything from breathtaking sunsets to fabulous local cuisine. If you enjoy food, then you’ll enjoy a taste of these deliciously unique travel books and their illustrations. With the words Bucket List in the title – suggesting 100 things to do before you die – they are hard to pass up.
There are four books listed here available on Amazon and all your favorite bookstores.
Patricia Hodapp’s Bucket List of 100 great things to do in Santa Fe is a highly recommended guide for those wishing to explore northern New Mexico’s culture. Once in Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe country, these rare illustrations such as the Plaza and a burst of clouds above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains correctly depict the unique flavor exclusive to the southwest.
The book recommends tours, bike and hikes, local cuisine, Spanish Market, the Loretto Chapel, Botanical Gardens, where to do art classes and not-to-be missed lectures. One of my favorites is the Natilla desert (must try this!) and catching a Pow Wow or two. Definitely a book to buy for those wanting that extra special dose of New Mexico which can’t be found anywhere else.
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The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Book is the fifth in the series of Bucket List books by Rio Grande Books. Patricia C. Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Library, lists all of the Santa Fe events, places, and distinctive fun that makes The City Different one of the greatest tourist locations in the U.S. There are 100 things that she thinks are noteworthy including: green and red chile; El Rancho de las Golondrinas; sunsets; blue skies; art of Hispanics, Native Americans, and Anglos; museums; Canyon Road; and the Plaza.
What Other People Are Saying About This Book . . .
Pat Hodapp’s Santa Fe Bucket List makes me smile and reminds me of many of the reasons I love Santa Fe. Hodapp combines a librarian’s obsession for getting things right with her passionate, on-going love affair with her adopted home town.
This gem of a book offers unique and valuable suggestions for visitors and locals, things to see and do for all ages, in all price ranges, throughout our fascinating ancient city. Her recommendations include places to eat – one of my personal favorite ways to explore any city. Written with witty prose and honest personal insights, this useful little guide combines fun and facts in a delightful way. I highly recommend it. – Anne Hillerman
Barbe Awalt’s The Basic New Mexico Bucket List is so much more than chile or the Balloon Fiesta. It is art, Hispanic traditions, turquoise, Native American history, cowboys, museums, and adventure. This is one person’s bucket list.
It is a place to start on your own bucket list in New Mexico. Because this is a hi-tech world, many of the items have a website to get more information for your own adventure. You can even fill out your own 100 places to see in New Mexico. Enjoy New Mexico! It is like coming to another world.
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The Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List is the sixth book in the series of Bucket List books from Rio Grande Books. New Mexico didn’t invent the cheeseburger, but it did invent the green chile cheeseburger and is famous for it. When you visit New Mexico you need to eat a green chile cheeseburger.
The book documents green chile cheeseburgers all over New Mexico with the epicenters in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. There are even green chile pizza, lamb cheeseburgers, vegetarian, make your own, and with every kind of topping known to man. The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail, voted the Best Food Trail by USA Today, is included as a must download. A blank bucket list is included to write your favorites. Contact information on each restaurant is also included. Eat up!
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Barbe Awalt and Paul Rhetts started LPD Press in 1984. In 1996 they began Tradición Revista magazine, which focuses on the Hispanic art and culture of the American Southwest, and have published almost three dozen books on Hispanic art and culture. They have also curated an exhibit on New Mexican santos – “Our Saints Among Us” – that travelled to museums and arts centers throughout the country for about six years. Their art collection is on frequent loan to museums and art centers throughout the United States.
They launched a new imprint in 2006 called Rio Grande Books to provide an avenue for books of a more regional nature covering the entire Southwest.
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