3 days and 3 worlds in southern New Mexico

Map of New Mexico showing three national park locations
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Not many southwestern road-trippers take the time or even know to drive just a bit more southeast into New Mexico. By adding just a few more days to your road trip, you’ll encounter landscapes of rolling white sand dunes, deep caves that host underground ecosystems and vast canyons along the Texas border.
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Architect: A short story

In your travels you come across a city which rises from the crystalline dust of endless sand dunes every two years and dissolves into the sand two years hence.
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Quiz: Are you used to the rain yet?

It’s the eternal complaint of Bay Area residents — one moment, it’s sunny and sweltering, the next, you can’t feel your fingers and your socks are soaked. Considering it doesn’t rain too often, the occasional torrential downpours make us feel like we’ll never get used to it. Either you don’t
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Vitamina de abacate

Now that the semester has started, it seems like summer is finally over. We’re going back to school, back to work and back to single-serving frozen dinners. But even though colder weather is coming to us, for half the world the summer is just getting started. Let’s take a foray into
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The dry, the desolate and the delicious

A few weeks ago, I attended a beauty pageant hosted by student organizations. The contestants were asked to name three things they would bring if they were stranded on a desert island. Simple, right? The responses were witty and entertaining. More importantly, I was pleasantly surprised that the contestants understood
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