Author: J. Erika

Santa Fe beat out Boulder, Colo., Key West, Fla., Boulder, Colo. and Fresno, Calif. to earn Airbnb's second place ranking as one of the most hospital destinations for digital nomads. According to Airbnb's North American Digital Nomad Index, one in five guests used the rental marketplace to work remotely while traveling, earnings hosts a combined $2 billion in long-term stays. Read more at The Thrillist....

In its 2022 rankings of America's best small towns for art, Travel+Leisure magazine shined the spotlight on New Mexico's funky and eclectic Madrid.  "The old mining town was reborn as an art colony, and a hippie vibe prevails at the many galleries and boutiques. In addition to an abundance of artisan-made jewelry, the galleries feature ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and photography." Read about the other small towns that artfully punch above their weight at "9 Best...

Santa Fe has long been celebrated as a destination for the arts, rest, relaxation and great food, attracting visitors from around the US and abroad for years. This hasn't gone unnoticed by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine, who year after year propel the City Different into the top three slots for the magazine's annual "15 Best Cities in the U.S." Emerging from the pandemic's stay-at-home routine, many frustrated travelers have been eager to hit the road...

American data-scientist, author and New York Times' op-ed contributor Seth Stephens-Davidowitz just came out with his latest book Don't Trust Your Gut (Harper Collins, May 2022). Subtitled "Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life," Stephens-Davidowitz pours through scholarly research on dating profiles, tax records, career trajectories and other massive troves of data to answer the age-old question: What Makes Us Happy? Stephens-Davidowitz answers are surprising and counter-intuitive. Relevant to buying and selling businesses...

Thanks again to Teya Vitu with the Santa Fe New Mexican for this helping to celebrate Marcel and Stephanie's recent acquisition of the Bouche Complex near the corner of West Alameda and Guadalupe. The owners and originators of the wildly successful the crepery and bakery Fleur de Lys in Los Alamos, they promise to bring their Parisian-accented magic to the downtown. What a pleasure it was to work with them on this transaction. Read Teya's article...

Albuquerque ranks #9 on the list for Women in Tech, according to a 2021 study conducted by SmartAsset. As tech opportunities migrate out of Silicone Valley, still considered the premier high-tech hub, women are enjoying increased options. "Women can seize tech opportunities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and Washington D.C.," says SmartAsset. Women still face a large pay gap compared to what men make in this...

Angel Fire is opening for summer fun on May 14th. MTBParks.com recognized Angel Fire as the #1 bike park in the Southwest. Angel Fire maintains over 100 miles of downhill and cross-country green belt trails for all ability levels that also ties into the National Forest trail network, including the highly praised South Boundary Trail. The bike park will offer the longest season in its history, with 131 days of riding. Read more about its...

Not only is Albuquerque rife with fund things for families to do but its central location in the middle of the state makes it a convenient hub for exploring New Mexico's various outdoor amenities and National Monuments. Conde Nast cites it as one of the best family vacation spots throughout the year.  "[T]here’s something to suit every preference. And Albuquerque, with its easy access to national parks like White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns, and unmatched...

According to an October 16, 2020 article in Insider, 83% of respondents to Airbnb's survey entitled "How Airbnb and Travelers are Redefining Travel in 2021," are in favor of relocating as part of remote working, and a quarter believe they'll be able to "live where they want to and work remotely." Only one in five surveyed has permanently or temporarily relocated due to the pandemic. Rather, many more are using Airbnb rentals to try the...

Taos made TravelAwaits' 2020 list of 7 Magical U.S. Towns to Visit During Christmas, and recommends attending mass at The San Francisco De Asis Mission Church to get a feel for northern New Mexico's history and culture. A National Historic Monument, San Francisco de Asis was constructed of mud and straw sun-dried adobe bricks in the early 1800s and is one of Taos' few original buildings still standing. "[It} s is a living testament to...

New Mexico's capital Santa Fe ranked #14 among Your Tango's 18 picks for U.S. Cities with the most European feel. (#14 . . . . really?!)  The online lifestyle guide wrote: "Spanish explorers and then Spanish colonial settlers were traveling to and establishing “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis” (or what is known as modern day Santa Fe, New Mexico) back in 1610. This Spanish/European influence meshed with local Native...

In September 2020, Travel+Leisure ranked New Mexico as one of the best places for star gazing. "Roswell jokes aside, New Mexico really does have a special relationship with space exploration. Blessed with high altitudes, low population density, a dry climate, and clean skies, the state is home to Gold and Silver-tier Dark Sky Parks and some of the best stargazing opportunities in the world," said the magazine....

Dominating this week’s Albuquerque business news is The Orion Center, a proposed satellite assembling and testing plant. The major multi-million-dollar deal is currently in negotiations between the Theia Group Inc. and the city. Current plans call for the campus hosting 1,000 workers with plans to ultimately grow to 2,500. "The Orion Center has the potential to be a game-changing partnership for our city’s aerospace and tech sector,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement last...

K. Srikirishna has a worthwhile read in the Harvard Business Review. Adapted from his book The Art of a Happy Exit – How Smart Entrepreneurs Sell Their Businesses (Harper Business), Srikirishna looks beyond the mechanics of selling your business to what the emotional content of the experience can be (and often isn’t). Anecdotes from high-tech and financial services executives illustrate this piece. At first blush, such "lessons learned" don't seem all that relevant to small business...