Before there were guidebooks, before there were travel aps, before there were GPS watches, there were real live people called guides. Experts at the terrain, and at making travelers comfortable. And at discretion.
For our money, when we have enough of it on hand, traveling with a expert guide is still one of the best ways to go. This space is open to anyone who has been on a guided trip, dreamed of going on one, or is a guide.
Reposted from the Classic Journeys Catalog:
It's amazing. An adobe wall changes colors constantly…amber at dawn, fiery at sunset, powder gray in moonlight. That trick of light and nature drew Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams and generations of other artists to New Mexico. But it’s just one of the reasons we love it here. Every view seems to have a backdrop of mountains.
The air is clear, and the walking—from sage-strewn plateaus to the art-lined streets—is the equal of anyplace we’ve traveled. No other region in the U.S. has been inhabited so long by peoples who left such visible records of their times. Centuries of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures have weathered well, and we take the chance to explore them all. You just can’t imagine your first glimpse of a cliff dwelling from the floor of a gorge or the privilege of entering a pueblo with a Taos Indian friend as our guide. Beware: if you enjoy art, architecture and fine regional food, you’ll never want this Classic Journey to end.