New Mexico & BeyondTravel Stories, Advice, and Photos from New Mexico ... and a few places beyond!
Sunset in Sandia Park, New Mexico

Welcome to New Mexico & Beyond!

This blog documents my journey to visit every town in my home State of New Mexico.  But rather than check off a list of places as quickly as possible, I intend to savor it by writing one blog post each week, highlighting events, travel advice, photos, and the people who live in this amazing Land of Enchantment.

As for the “and Beyond” part of this blog, I still travel abroad from time to time, often to some off-the-beaten path destinations that might be of interest.  I’ll share some of these stories with you as well, but I’ll focus most of my attention on the beautiful and quirky State of New Mexico, a place I’m proud to call home.   I hope you enjoy it!

Happy travels,


Mark Aspelin from New Mexico & Beyond