Great New Mexico with marvelous scenario !

New Mexico is a huge state with many wonders to visit and not always known.

Entering from El Paso, Texas, and the first stop is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a World Heritage Site, they are caves that stretch up to 230 meters below the surface.

Arrived down there is the self-guided path along 1.6 km. A unique show, stalactites, and stalagmites at every corner seem to have ended up on the bottom of a fossilized prehistoric ocean.

Not every day you can visit this show because the caves are also the den of some fantastic animals, bats! When these little creatures go out in flight you cannot enter, on the other hand, you can attend a whole other show.

Next stop is the picturesque Roswell, twice named All-America city by the National Civic League, whose main attraction is the UFO Museum, a mecca for all the proponents of the extraterrestrial plot! Visitors can explore all the background of what happened in

Obviously, there is also a small store where you can find all the most absurd alien-themed things. Beyond this Roswell is a very welcoming town and the citizens are friendly and nice.

The shortstop in the jewel of the state, Santa Fè! The old capital, very typical, takes us back to the days of the far west, with its adobe buildings in the center that serves as an open-air museum. A lot of space is given to the local art of the Native Americans which also includes a museum and a special space in the main square used for the sale of jewelry and handicrafts. There are many churches including the cathedral of San Francesco. The first house and the first church built in the city are very informative and beautiful to see.

Rio Grande Mountains is another heritage of humanity, is located in Taos Pueblo. Considered the uninterruptedly inhabited community of the oldest United States. With paid entry, which helps to preserve the village, a guide from the tribe takes visitors around and explains the history and the ancient and current customs. Before leaving us, the girl also taught us some words in their mother tongue Tiwa.

The last stop Chaco Culture Historical National Park. Ruins of an ancient community that are divided between the top and the bottom of the canyon (so comfortable shoes and backpack on the shoulder), reachable in half an hour of the dirt road in the car (not always feasible). Very impressive, especially seen from the top of the canyon. At the visitor center the rangers involve visitors with practical explanations of what was the Chaco culture, it is possible to weave fabrics and sharpen arrowheads.

 

 

 

Simple Tricks when Traveling with Kids

As a parent, one of the most frustrating things for you could be traveling with your kids. Even as a passenger on a plane, you may hate to travel with people that have kids or babies on board buses, planes or trains. You try to avoid sitting next to them at all cost. Some passengers even choose their seats at the front of the plane to get away from parents and their kids. To the parent traveling with kids, you benefit from priority boarding.

Keep Them Entertained

When traveling with your children, it is recommended that you keep them entertained. Children can easily get cranky in cramped spaces and generally have short attention spans. If you have a tablet, load a couple of their favorite shows on it for them.

If they can read travel with their favorite books and if it’s a baby generally anything can easily entertain them especially if it’s sparkly. When these options fail, consider engaging them in games. If you are in a moving vehicle; consider counting a specific color car that passes by or shapes naming exercises. You can also consider taking a coloring book on the trip if the child is old enough.

Keep Them Fed

Even adults feel the air pressure when traveling in air planes and it is highly uncomfortable for them. Imagine the discomfort kids feel especially babies. It is usually advised that a person experiencing this swallow repeatedly or chew gum. You are not going to give your child gum so give them a snack or juice to sip on when the plane takes off so that they can swallow until the plane reaches its desired altitude. They will be less cranky and your baby probably most likely is not going to cry on the journey.

Kid looking at plane through glass at airport Take Nights Flights

If you are taking a long trip the best time to travel with kids is not in the day time but in the night. Flights are cheaper in the night and chances are their activities in the day would have worn them out so they would be ready to sleep once the lights go off in the cabin. Even if you are traveling in a bus, night time travel would be better for kids as they would have less energy and are more likely to sleep through the journey. If possible avoid layovers and take direct flights. Long travel can be a nightmare for kids and parents.

Seek Help From Experienced Travelling Parents

Imagine a single mother traveling with a toddler and a baby alone. Each airline gives you an option to request special assistance, take advantage of this. If you are traveling alone don’t be afraid to ask other passengers on the flight or even the flight attendant to assist you. There were movies that showed children going missing on flights so paranoia is expected. However, a perpetrator can’t exactly get far in the air. Further, when claiming your baggage you could ask a fellow passenger to assist in grabbing it and putting it on a trolley.

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