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Special advertising section From poolside cabanas to a working organic farm, here’s where to stay as you explore the splendor of the Southwest   The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician Following a three-month refurbishment, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, has re-opened its doors to a new luxury…(Read More)

Here’s where to go in the self-proclaimed ‘Leather Capital of the World’ Saddle-makers and Leather Goods These saddleries and tanneries have been handcrafting their leather goods in Yoakum for decades. Even if you aren’t in the market for a saddle, stop in for a behind-the-scenes peek at this Texas…(Read More)

These four restaurants are turning Arizona’s favorite mountain town into a true dining destination Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar This cozy restaurant and wine bar serves a menu of seasonal, farm-focused American cuisine built around ingredients from the farmers and ranchers in the Four Corners region. Dish to try: Cavatelli with calabrase sausage…(Read More)

Scores of skilled artisans in the self-proclaimed ‘Leather Capital of the World’ still craft saddles the old-fashioned way — one at a time. Susan L. Ebert browses the artisan workshops of Yoakum, Texas Photography by Buff Strickland As I breeze down through rolling, verdant pasturelands south of Austin, the sunrise has just breached the…(Read More)

The unofficial capital of Far West Texas, Alpine offers an oasis of academia, arts, and cowboy culture splashed across a picturesque valley By Laurie Davies In the town of Alpine, time grinds slower than West Texas’ interstate towns where travelers getting from point A to point B just want a good night’s rest at…(Read More)

The boom-town-turned-artist-colony of Jerome, Arizona, is worth the mile-high drive By Laurie Davies It’s fitting that Jerome clings to Cleopatra Hill in northern Arizona for dear life. When boom town turned bust, this once-roaring mining camp held on hard simply to survive. No one is mining copper here…(Read More)

Ellen Ranta Olson finds you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares — when you go to downtown Tucson It was 115 degrees in Phoenix as we packed up the car for the drive to Tucson. My husband and I were getting out of town with some friends to celebrate my 30-something birthday…(Read More)

We asked San Antonio-based architect Michael G. Imber to share his favorite haunts, shops and eats with us Best Place to Spend a Lazy Sunday: When I’m not in my backyard in Alamo Heights, I like to go to get some coddled eggs at Il Sogno Osteria, the best Sunday brunch in town…(Read More)

Once a top-secret locale for developing the atomic bomb, Los Alamos has grown into a center for big science and bona fide outdoor adventure. Stephanie Pearson investigates New Mexico’s coolest mountain hub A cooper’s hawk lands on a black snag above red tuff, flushing lesser winged creatures toward a western mountain ridge…(Read More)

Don’t call it a comeback — sleepy little Tucson might just be the Southwest’s coolest destination. Here are 10 of our favorite spots to check out in the (new) Old Pueblo 1. Mercado San Augustin From shopping at boutiques like Mast to tacos at Seis Kitchen, this open-air mercado just west of downtown…(Read More)