Beyond the Itinerary by Daniel Gibson

Beyond the Itinerary

A behind-the-scenes perspective from a New Mexico local. Take a walk with our Inspired Columnist + Guide, Daniel Gibson.

Daniel Gibson is a native New Mexican, raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque. He developed his connection with nature and the Land of Enchantment as a young boy when his family went on outings to their cabin on a remote creek and skiing in the winter. Daniel’s love for the great outdoors was further developed when he attended the National Outdoor Leadership School in the Wind River Range of Wyoming at age 15, and developed even further when he spent 16 months crossing the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat at the age of 17.

Daniel’s love of nature and fascination with culture led him to study journalism and photography at the University of New Mexico. Following his studies he began a career as a reporter, magazine writer, editor, columnist and book author. Among his many accomplishments, Daniel has authored several guidebooks about New Mexico including the popular and award-winning Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor’s Guide (2001, Rio Nuevo Publishing), the Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Southwest (2000, St. Martin’s), and the recently released Skiing New Mexico: Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment (UNM Press).

In 2011 Daniel translated his storytelling skills from writing to become a professional guide, focusing on Southwestern cultural, historic and scenic tours, plus customized outdoor adventures. Daniel leads tours out of Santa Fe, specifically our Santa Fe Architectural & Interiors Walking Tour and Hiking Tour in Bandelier National Monument.

Beyond the Itinerary
Chaco Wonderings

By Daniel Gibson, Santa Fe Inspired Guide,

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Come along with Heritage Inspirations guide Daniel Gibson as he explores the many questions and wonders of Chaco Culture Historical Park. A long time guide and visitor of the site, Gibson engages us with a personal account of his experiences, and raises questions about place, origin, and change…

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Take the Plunge: Exploring New Mexico’s River Gifts

By Daniel Gibson, Santa Fe Inspired Guide,

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Take the Plunge: Exploring New Mexico’s River Gifts Is there a better way to experience the great outdoors than a river rafting or kayaking excursion? You’d have a hard time convincing me, as it combines the beauty, excitement and sense of discovery found on a backpacking trip, with the river’s flow bringing the landscape to…

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Pueblo Women: Strong and Stronger

By Daniel Gibson, Santa Fe Inspired Guide,

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Pueblo Women: Strong and Stronger When I was a child growing up in the North Valley of Albuquerque, our family was blessed to have a woman from San Felipe Pueblo, Lupe Valencia, in our lives. She would come once a week or so to assist my mother, who was raising five kids, with the household…

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Bienvenidos!

By Daniel Gibson, Santa Fe Inspired Guide,

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to my new column I’ll be writing monthly for the Heritage Inspirations newsletter! I am thrilled to wander across the landscape of New Mexico, where I was born and raised, to report on outings in this mystical, beautiful place. Here, the land seems to be reborn daily as the sun cracks over a…

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