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When we’re stuck at our desks and need a dose of distraction, we turn to the pretty pictures of our social feeds. Here are five accounts that showcase some of the best of the Southwest   For Southwestern style inspiration: @chelseabirdd For food photos that inspire us to embrace our inner chef: @brendanmccaskey For…(Read More)

Long appreciated by Native Americans, the mineral pools of New Mexico’s Ojo Caliente now attract luxury spa-goers in search of rest and rejuvenation. Sam Moulton joins a group of Buddhist monks for a blessing of the spring’s healing waters Photography by Bill Stengel The first blessing begins at the Iron pool not…(Read More)

Scottsdale plays host to 100 of the country’s top artists — and 50,000 of their biggest fans Photos courtesy of Celebration of Fine Art Almost 30 years ago, the Celebration of Fine Art transformed the way people experience art when it debuted in downtown Scottsdale. Now a linchpin in Arizona’s art, culture and…(Read More)

Thousands of bird lovers will flock to Monte Vista, Colorado this weekend for a three-day festival filled with tours, lectures, live-bird exhibits and photography classes Photos by David C. Jones, courtesy of the Monte Vista Crane Festival Every spring, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes descend upon Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley…(Read More)

From Frida to film, you won’t want to miss these art exhibitions this season By Ellen Ranta Olson Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera April 11–Aug. 20 • Heard Museum, Phoenix More than 30 works by the famed Mexican artists — and sometimes spouses — will be on display in Phoenix this year, offering viewers a…(Read More)

Take to the skies at the best little winter festival this side of the Atlantic Story and photographs by Aaron Heirtzler If you’re not familiar with Durango’s Snowdown Festival, you should be. Now 39 years running, the festival leans on creative themes like Steampunk Snowdown, Surf’s up Snowdown, Intergalactic Snowdown and Once…(Read More)

The Art of the Sled

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Two Colorado sledding fanatics are reintroducing Americans to the joys of zooming downhill with hand-shaped toboggans, flyers and kicksleds By Jen Murphy | Photography by Andrew Maguire Sledding shouldn’t be a pastime relegated to childhood memories. And thanks to a duo of grown men, the art of the sled is re-emerging as a…(Read More)

Take a trip down the Dorado memory lane as we look back at some of our favorite moments from the past year >>See more photos from this story >>See more photos from this story >>See more photos from this story >>Get the recipe >>See more…(Read More)

Have a seat in the Oval Office, take a spin through history, and — if you act quickly — catch the Pearl Harbor exhibit open now through Dec. 31 at the Bush Presidential Library By Laurie Davies  It turns out the Secret Service doesn’t like anyone moving too quickly toward the President. From a football field…(Read More)