New Mexico Road Trip Part 3: The Road To Ruidoso

Ruidoso - Cornerspot Cafe - Shrink

I’ll be honest, I didn’t really have much of a clue what I was doing when I was planning our roadtrip. I knew I wanted to make the trek to Carlsbad to see the caverns and so I stared at a map of New Mexico and randomly plucked a town halfway between Taos and Carlsbad.  That town was Ruidoso, nestled in the forests of Lincoln County and apparently a popular vacation spot for Texans.

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New Mexico Road Trip Part 2: To Taos!

In northern New Mexico you’ll find the ski town of Taos.  Visiting in the heat of summer, the town takes on a different vibe with lots of outdoor activities from fishing and rafting to mooching around the Plaza and buying too much turquoise jewellery.

How did we get to Taos?

From Santa Fe, Taos is a 90 minute drive.

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New Mexico Luxury At The Four Seasons Santa Fe

Four Seasons Santa Fe - Pool - Shrink

After one long haul flight, a four hour LAX layover, a two hour flight and a 90 minute drive, we were exhausted and at the end of our tether (especially me).  Thankfully I had the foresight to start our two week road trip in style with a stay at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe.

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New Mexico Road Trip Part 1: Santa Fe

Santa Fe - Green Chile Cheeseburger - Shrink

Mention New Mexico’s state capital of Santa Fe and you are often met with ‘oh what a marvellous town, brimming with art galleries and tasting menus’.  Which is all very well and good if you are travelling through with a companion of refined taste.  Yet here I was dragging a two and five year old along for the ride.

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Flying Southwest! LAX to Albuquerque

After American Airlines decided to twice cancel my flights from LAX to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, I decided enough was enough and it was time to try a new airline.  That airline being the world’s largest low-cost carrier, Southwest.

Booking
Fairly straightforward online.  I chose the cheapest fair and the only thing I was flummoxed by was the fact that you have to choose your kids as ’1 adult’ when you select these flights.

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