Steve Larese is an Albuquerque-based travel journalist who is editor of GuestLife New Mexico, and is a correspondent who covers New Mexico for Forbes Travel Guide and USA Today Travel. He also writes about and photographs North American and Caribbean destinations and topics for such publications as National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Interval World, New Mexico Journey, Southwest Fly Fishing, Cape Cod Life, Oklahoma Today and many other regional and national publications. His books include Southwest Reflections: Grand Canyon & the Four Corners, Durango Perspectives and Santa Fe Reflections and The Best Recipes from New Mexico? B&Bs. Though Larese travels extensively for assignments, he feels most at home exploring the cultures and landscapes of the American Southwest. His website is

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