Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Private New Mexico

Hi Everyone,

I want to first introduce myself--I'm Jen Hoffman, and I'm a new addition to the Promotions Team here at the New Mexico Tourism Department.

The purpose of this blog is to keep in touch with anyone who is interested in the Land of Enchantment. It doesn't matter whether you're a resident, a visitor, a curious traveler, from Texas or Paris (and not Paris, TX). If you're into the outdoors, history, culture, great culinary adventures, art--maybe you have always wanted to come to New Mexico but haven't had good enough reason to quite yet.

I want to tell you about my private New Mexico. The day in and day out wonder of living here, the little adventures I'm lucky to go on because of my job. It's time to talk you into making a trip to a place where the most common question is Red or Green? And what we're referring to is the fragrant aroma of red or green chiles being roasted in parking lots under a massive sparkling NM sky each fall.

It's time to put on your vintage cowboy boots, get out your big turquoise and sterling jewelry (as one vendor at the Tesuque Flea Market puts it: "If you can't see it from the highway, why wear it?") Sit by a pinon-burning kiva fireplace and enjoy some of the best food in the country. Spend a day fly fishing on a tributary of the Rio Grande for cutthroat and hefty brown trout. Take a stroll on the otherworldly White Sands dunes. Check out where the films "No Country for Old Men" and "Wild Hogs" were shot. Billy the Kid. Chaco Culture. Georgia O'Keeffe Country. Art that will blow even the nation's most cutting edge metropolises out of the water.

If you want to know more about the great events and other unique opportunities for NM visitors, you're at the right place. is rich with information on everything from where to stay and play to where to meet a healer or get a spa treatment. You can always call me directly at 505 827 6674 or email me at


1 comment:

R. AARON said...

Good Morning, Jen and congratulations on landing what looks like a great opportunity in a sparkling state.

I have been researching job opportunities in the state and with each opportunity also research the area for demographics.

I can't wait to visit New Mexico and experience the scenery and culture. Hopefully and soon, I will become promoter of the state myself as a new resident.

Have fun, enjoy the day and keep on fishing the Pecos.