2019 Pre-Conference Press Trip Media Placements
Six IFWTWA journalists participated in an all-encompassing vision of Santa Fe.
Journalists were guided by Passport to Pueblo Country tour group on a hike at Tsankawi ruins area at Bandelier National Monument that included a traditional feast day meal, pottery making demonstration, and a dance presentation. Museum visits to Museum Hill to see IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Delicious meals were provided at Café Pasqual’s restaurant as well as a Margarita Trail adventure culminating at the Agoyo Lounge at the Inn on the Alameda and then at the Thunderbird Bar and Grill for dinner.
The Cowgirl Grill offered up excellent BBQ on another evening. Cocktails and dinner at the only Native American Pueblo owned hotel in the city of Santa Fe, the Amaya at the Hotel Santa Fe, served up some fare on another night with nods to the Native American history but prepared in a contemporary menu.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market was a highlight of the post-trip with its bright colors and authentic wares. La Choza offered journalists the opportunity to learn the differences in New Mexican cuisine and Old Mexican cuisine. Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa Resort was the relaxing setting of a chance to enjoy a soak in communal hot tubs. The stay at the independent, boutique-style hotel, El Dorado, rounded out a perfect post-trip.
IFWTWA thanks our host for coordinating our stay.
All opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the the individual writer and not influenced by IFWTWA.
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IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and/or Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.
Farah, Mary. AlongComesMaryBlog.com, February 7, 2020
Gluten Free in New Mexico Part One: Albuquerque
Pam and Gary Baker. Porthole Cruise Magazine, July 1, 2020
Santa Fe’s Art, Food and Magic, Exploring the best of New Mexico’s capital city
You don’t have to leave your pooch behind when visiting world-class destinations, but you do want to check and make sure your vacation spot offers pet-friendly lodging, dining and outdoor recreation. Santa Fe is just such a destination. Prestigious publications such as Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast and Forbes Travel continue to rank Santa Fe among the world’s most prominent getaways.
Kissam, Linda. FoodWineTravelChix.com, January 30, 2020
A Carless Tour of the Top Santa Fe, New Mexico, City Gems
Give me two days and I’ll show you the best city gems. No car needed.
Brief on slavery and peonage in New Mexico and Confederate attempts to break off the area to the Pacific Ocean, resulting in their defeat at the Battle of Glorieta Pass near Santa Fe. Called the Gettysburg of the West.
Willis, Priscilla. She’s Cookin’, January 23, 2020
Experience Pueblo Culture at Native American-Owned Hotel Santa Fe
Visitors looking to experience the pride, passion, and pure spirit of the Native American people that Santa Fe is renowned for can begin their journey at Hotel Santa Fe. A sanctuary for the cultural traveler, Hotel Santa Fe embodies the pure spirit and cultural heritage of the Picuris Pueblo people.
Willis, Priscilla. She’s Cookin’, December 17, 2019
New Mexican Cuisine at the Santa Fe School of Cooking
Get a taste of New Mexico and explore New Mexican cuisine, and the difference between Mexican and New Mexican food, I highly recommend taking a cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. You will not be disappointed! During a class, you will learn about the local ingredients (chiles!) and how to prepare them from the school’s engaging professional chefs, watch the chefs in action, learn shortcuts and useful cooking tips, and enjoy an array of uniquely New Mexican dishes in a stylish and comfortable demonstration kitchen.
Called the “City Different” for a reason, Santa Fe is unlike any other place on the globe. Its long and colorful history of blended cultures and its ranking as the third largest art market in the US are top reasons that Santa Fe is ranked among the world’s most prominent getaways.
Kissam, Linda. Big Blend Radio and TV Magazine, December 18, 2019
Visiting the Magnificent Pueblos of New Mexico
Ever been to Santa Fe, New Mexico? Ever visited a Pueblo? It’s a place of light, inspiration, hope, culture, and history. Fun and affordable for everyone.
Baker, Pamela. Food Wine Travel Magazine, December 19, 2019
Viva Vino New Mexico – America’s First Wine Region
Exploring the wines of New Mexico, America’s first wine region.
Who should go? Art lovers and travelers interested in different cultural experiences. Don’t miss: Immersive art experiences at Meow Wolf. The Ashi Anma Foot Treatment at Ten Thousand Waves spa. Tours of native pueblos during sacred feast days with Passport To Pueblo Country.
Baker, Pamela and Gary. VinGardeValise Travel Guide, January 8, 2020
Santa Fe – Chiles, Tequila and Wine!
Exploring the Margarita Trail, New Mexico wine, and the food of Santa Fe
Wittig, Stacey. UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Travel, November 26, 2019
Passport to Pueblo Country: Your Ticket to Tsankawi Trail and San Ildefonso Pueblo
Exploring Tsankawi Village Trail with descendants of people that lived here in the 1300s is a rare treat. But anyone can book this experience with Passport to Pueblo Country and have a traditional feast meal at San Ildefonso Pueblo.