Heritage Hotels & Resorts Winter & Spring 2019

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PLAN YOUR PERFECT DAY TRIP AT HeritageInspirations.com

Step Off the Beaten Path


HE PERFECT WINTER DAY TRIP is snowshoeing through the silence and beauty of an old growth forest of ponderosa pine near Taos, where pristine snow sparkles in sunlight.

So says Angelisa Murray, owner and guide of the immersive travel

company Heritage Inspirations.

artisans who perpetuate Taos’ acclaim as an artistic capital. Perfect day trips from Santa Fe and Albuquerque are just as rich and remarkable. A journey from Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument includes exploring the Ancestral Puebloan village of Tsankawi and the Tyuonyi village cliff dwellings.

“Floating on Snow” is her guided winter excursion to Amole Can-

Guests can take an otherworldly adventure through 115,000-year-

yon in the Carson National Forest, just twenty minutes north of Taos.

old lava formations and caves with Murray’s hiking tour of El Malpais

Snowshoeing is a family-friendly and accessible activity. It doesn’t re-

National Monument. And her “Mezcla de Culturas” walking tour of

quire expensive or heavy equipment (Heritage Inspirations provides

Albuquerque’s historic Old Town and burgeoning Sawmill District cel-

lightweight aluminum snowshoes), and the canyon’s relatively flat

ebrates the convergence of the city’s seventeenth century history and

and unspoiled terrain is great for exploring, Murray says.

vision of new urbanism.

Heritage Inspirations offers unforgettable, off-the-beaten-path

Heritage Inspirations also offers unparalleled glamping trips to the

experiences centered around Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. “I

UNESCO World Heritage Site Chaco Culture National HIstorical Park

really want to find things that are intrinsic to that environment, but

on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, and to the Carson National

that are not forced or replicated—something that’s authentic and

Forest during the summer Perseid meteor shower.

unique—and with people who are extremely passionate about their own home,” Murray says.



Day trips with Heritage Inspirations

“New Mexico is one of those places that’s like a foreign country within our country,” Murray says. Heritage Inspirations is about cre-

Murray’s top experience within Taos is a three-hour walking tour

ating deep connections through the layers of history and culture, and

highlighting the city’s funky artistic spirit (no snowshoes required).

natural spirituality that make New Mexico the Land of Enchantment.

Guests can meet some of the fabulous painters, jewelry makers and

“It’s about the landscapes, the people, the voices,” she says.


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