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V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012

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Springs Fling

A relaxed, all-season Colorado destination

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Travel writer Elizabeth W. Hughes heads north for camping and a float race down a river.

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V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
The Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM
Mina Yamashita

Have Fork, Will Travel

Las Vegas, New Mexico

By Mina Yamashita

The first time I drove through Las Vegas, I had no idea what lay hidden beyond the freeway exits. I remember a Chinese restaurant along the main gas/food drag, and any number of New Mexican restaurants and familiar fast foods. But I’ve since embarked down the side streets to get a closer look at what was once a boomtown. It’s a nice outing just 125 miles from Burque, through verdant hills and open grasslands.

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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
In the late-day sun, the shapely walls of the canyon reminded me of Barcelona.
Elizabeth W. Hughes

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For the Pure of Heart

One of the most beautiful hikes in the world is only nine hours away

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Sometimes it was hard for the Alibi’s travel writer to keep moving because she just wanted to sit there and take it all in. But there were 30 pounds on her back, miles of stream to wade through and only so much daylight.

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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

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Denver on a Dime

Eating up a long weekend in the Mile High City

By Mina Yamashita
Denver is a big city with the easy-going personality of the mountain states. While it’s not much bigger than Albuquerque in square miles, it’s denser in population and infrastructure. The city is a warren of neighborhoods with names like Capitol Hill, LoDo and Cherry Creek, and I’ve watched them mature over 30-odd years of visiting friends and relatives there.

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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
“Monument to the Last Horse” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Elizabeth W. Hughes

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The Surreal Life

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m David Byrne exploring the fictional Texas town of Virgil in the 1986 art-house classic True Stories. That’s why I made the seven-hour car trip to Marfa, Texas (population: 1,981 in the last census).

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Curiouser and curiouser ...
Mina Yamashita

Have Fork, Will Travel

The Curious Kumquat

A surprising little nugget in Silver City

By Mina Yamashita

The Curious Kumquat

I’ve wanted to visit Silver City since a serious foodie told me about Rob Connoley and the Curious Kumquat two years ago. The nearly six-hour drive—if you turn west from I-25 onto Highway 152 through Hillsboro—is a swath of New Mexico wilderness brimming with hawk sightings, spectacular rises and valleys, and an overlook of the Santa Rita copper mine east of town.

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