New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument

La Ventana Natural Arch

Donna Ikenberry
December 5, 2012

El Malpais may mean “the badlands” in Spanish, but there’s nothing ugly about the place. In fact, it is a little-known treasure in New Mexico. Pronounced El Malpais (mal-pie-EES), the national monument was established in 1987 and preserves 114,277 acres. The monument is a stark, but phenomenally... Read more »

Web Exclusive: New Mexico Photo Gallery

Donna Ikenberry
November 7, 2012

The December issue explored El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico. Here are some extra photos not seen in the magazine. El Malpais may mean “the badlands” in Spanish, but there’s nothing ugly about the place. Click through the photos below and enjoy the Southwest’s beautiful cultural heritage and... Read more »

Santa Fe Artistry and History

Earth-toned buildings

Bill Graves
August 14, 2012

Bill Graves People in Santa Fe, N.M. told me it’s the second oldest city in the United States, founded in 1607. I wondered how that could be when our country is not that old. Then someone threw me for a loop, “Look at it this way: If I said that you were the oldest person in the room, then you left... Read more »

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