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Chaco Canyon Glamping – New Moon and Equinox Expeditions

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Glamping with Heritage Inspirations in Chaco Canyon, will connect your body to your soul. The open blue skies with billowing clouds are as mesmerizing as watching the waves of the sea collide with the shore. Feeling the sandstone cool your skin and warm your soul is invigorating. Connecting with an ancient civilization whose descendants are…

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Private Vault Culinary Experience Q & A

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Private Vault culinary experience Q&A with Heritage Inspirations Founder, Angelisa Murray, and Chef & Culinary Program Director, Marianne Sundquist, about the launch of their new culinary collaboration with The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe. Angelisa Murray Heritage Inspirations Founder + CEO Marianne Sundquist Chef + Culinary Program Director Heritage Inspirations is known…

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From the 💓 of Taos Pueblo

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Taos Pueblo is a place where the mind is forced to step into a different time. A place where acknowledgment of the indigenous people and their history, culture and abilities cannot be denied. It’s a foundation for the voices of the untold story, kept from us as children. As the visitor walks through the adobe…

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Wellness Regional Programs

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Heritage Inspirations is partnering with Heritage Hotels & Resorts to offer guests a Wellness Program in Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. This program is free for hotel guests and an integral part of our wellness pillar. The program consists of a wellness walk that highlights the uniqueness of each destination and drops you into the…

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Beyond the Ladder

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Over the past few years we have grown up significantly and are emerging from the pandemic like a mountain bluebird ready to fly the nest. This level of evolution felt like the right time to rebrand ourselves with a new logo and image that speaks more intimately to who we are and the principles upon…

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Plaza Banca | A Healing Sanctuary of New Mexico

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This is the land of the Tewa, a Native American Puebloan group. They inhabited this land since the aboriginal times and you can feel their deep rooted traditions and history imprinted upon this earth. The Tewa tribe were known as a peace-loving people, surviving as farmers and herdsmen. They are famous for their religious beliefs,…

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Chaco Canyon with Bobby Gonzales

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The Puebloan people began to build in the canyon on a grand scale around 850 C.E. and construction of their Great House Pueblos continued for over 300 years. Their architecture design was pre-planned and many of the great houses were built over decades and even centuries. Our day trip begins early in the morning. Shortly…

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Rejuvenate, Refresh and Embrace the Wild and Free

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It’s March which means that spring is just around the corner. The weather warms, the ground defrosts and the snow begins to melt, and the earth comes alive again reinvigorated by the sun. As nature shakes off the heaviness of winter and renews itself with a fresh, green start, our spirit of adventure often does…

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10 Ways to Practice Self-love

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It’s February – the month of love and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. When most people think about Valentine’s Day they think about romantic love commercialized with flowers, chocolates and cards. But we like to think of it as more than just romantic love, it’s a time to celebrate all types of love.…

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Angelisa’s Musings: Seasons of Travel

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It’s November in New Mexico, and I’m on an early dawn hike throughout the stacks of ancient earth and the multi-layers of hued sandstone. They’re whispering to me in the golden light about a colorful story that once existed on earth, out here on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, where so many have been…

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10 Ways to Use Gratitude while Traveling

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Gratitude goes beyond expressing thanks to someone. These days, it has developed into a state of being that fosters a positive state of mind and is an ongoing appreciative practice that generates an enhanced presentness with life. We thought that with November almost upon us and the annual holiday of gratitude, Thanksgiving, we’d look at…

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Travel in New Mexico Nourishes Wellness

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Many travelers want to maintain or even enhance their personal wellbeing when they travel. Travel can be an opportunity to focus on nurturing the soul, spirit, body and mind. It makes sense if you’re taking a break to hit the refresh button, that you should incorporate rejuvenating healthy practices and tune into your body’s needs.…

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The Tapestry of Taos Artisans

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Wandering the streets of downtown Taos we walk on imperfect roads where many artists have walked before. Roads full of wondrous stories where the famous, infamous, and little known have already treaded. Every crack in the sidewalk is a sign that someone of significance walked this way and it’s what makes Taos’ art colony completely…

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Why Do Women Travel?

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Why Do Women Travel? On International Women’s Day, we want to focus on women and travel. More and more women are traveling, whether alone or in groups, and here at Heritage Inspirations we’ve been contemplating what drives this female desire for travel. It’s become a common theme in the travel industry – women are traveling…

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Taos’ Mystical Splendor Inspires an Active Glamping Experience

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Taos’ Mystical Splendor Inspires an Active Glamping Experience All I can see is the wild sagebrush sprawl out across the Taos Plateau. The fragrance invigorates my soul and plucks the wild within me. What I mean is the wild at heart within me, tugging on my soul to travel deeper towards this earth. The mother earth who…

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Cast of Light

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This morning was one of the most magnificent crimson red sunrises out our window, without effort the sky took on an emotive form as I watched in the silence of dawn. Walking outside seeing the crescent moon and Venus painted over by dramatic painted clouds glowing with the intoxication of color had me in such…

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Reverence in the Ruins

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Early Tuesday morning I set out from Old Town Albuquerque north towards Chaco Canyon. The skies were dramatic and overcast with beams of light penetrating the mesas, buttes and plateaus so poetically it was hard not to stop and photograph every couple of miles. The landscape was abundant with color from the brick-red Chinle formation…

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Fall Road Trips

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There’s just something about fall in New Mexico that forces you into the car, pack a lunch, a camera and the dog for the road to capture what words can’t express. The only difficulty is deciding where you’re going to drive exploring this Land of Enchantment because the options are endless here with a variety…

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Transition of Seasons Bring New Light

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Early this week I rose before dawn, still dark outside I put the hot water on to make a cup of coffee and got bundled up in layers to gear up for the elements on this late August morning. I warmed up our 1973 Fj40 Land Cruiser, put the heaters on, grabbed my coat, loaded…

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Travel Ignites Inspiration

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I can’t say how many moments of inspiration traveling I’ve had in this past week. Sharing Taos and all of it’s vast, diverse and calico colors infused with layers of basalt, sand, volcanic tuff, mountains, rivers, water, sage and sanctuary. I spent two days immersed in Ra Paulette’s earth caves that evoke mystery, spirit, and…

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Messages in the Clouds

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Last night driving home from the big city of Albuquerque to my little town of Taos, the clouds were etched artistically across the sky, the lighting was mysterious and almost romantic. Clearly the monsoon rains had already unleashed their abundance across the wild mesa of sagebrush, the aroma was glorious and almost ancient. I felt…

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Traveling in New Mexico

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“Traveling it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Ibn Battuta It’s nearly the end of July, the monsoons are sketching puffy cumulus clouds in our big blue skies, the sunsets are intoxicating with that golden light and the warmth and sun make for long days to get outside and play, explore, wander,…

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Purpose

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Back in November of 2012, I met an inspirational woman who forever planted a seed in my professional life that has now grown into this travel company of mine, Heritage Inspirations. Heather Robertson, owner of Wide Awake by Design, serves motivated individuals pursuing growth from the inside out cultivating the tools necessary to augment and…

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Sounds of Mother Nature

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“I had a sudden intuition right then that here in this country life could come to one more concretely than in other places, and that meanings that were shut up in words and phrases out in the world could incorporate themselves in living forms and move before one. Ideas here might clothe themselves in form…

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I Share Seeds

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If you live in Taos, you have most likely heard of Robert Mirabal; whether you know him from his hand crafted flutes and amulets, as a local Taos farmer, as a Rock Star who has performed with Mumford & Sons and Michael Franti, or seen one of his live performances across New Mexico. Robert has…

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The Journey to Goose Lake

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Tucked in the mountains of Red River is one our most beautiful lakes in New Mexico, Goose Lake. This past weekend we made our way to the town of Red River in our vintage 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser for the first part of our trip. Climbing the rugged road that was once a mining road…

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Summer Solstice in Chaco Canyon

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The journey to Chaco Canyon on Summer Solstice this past Monday started in Albuquerque meeting up with Maresa Thompson, Heritage Hotels Creative Director. We prepared for our trip packing a cooler of snacks, plenty of water and planned to meet early morning Tuesday to depart north on 1-25 to Hwy 550 towards Nageezi. It has…

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The Secret is Out

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This week we are featuring a Taos Local guest blogger, Asia Golden, General Manager of our Heritage Resort property, Palacio de Marquesa. This lovely Taos inn offers visitors a beautiful retreat in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Asia is an avid mountain biker and lover of nature giving us insight to one of her…

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Doing What You Love

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There is something sacred about New Mexico, something wild and unspoken in the currents of the winds, or the rivers that speak of a timeless essence that has allured me for years. It is powerful how the Land of Enchantment always keeps me seeking and thirsting for more. As much as I have travelled and…

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Summer in Taos

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  It’s that time of year when sweaters and pants change to tank tops and shorts, skis are replaced with hiking shoes and swimsuits and we plan for summer road trips, camping adventures, traveling with friends and booking tours! Here in Taos, we have a whole summer of fun from Music Festivals, to local town…

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Metamorphic Waters

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“The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming. Thus it is with time present.”    Leonardo Da Vinci Hiking in Taos Ski Valley last week had me reflecting on the metamorphic waters living in the mountains. I spent all winter skiing…

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