There are no words to accurately explain how pleasantly surprised I was with New Mexico. Brimming with Native American culture and colors more vivid than anything I've ever seen before, being here was like walking through an alternate reality. A similar feeling can be felt while wandering around the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. What's more, hiking Tent Rocks Naitonal Monument was life changing; to be surrounded by formations created millions of years ago was surreal. If you plan on traveling to New Mexico, I recommend you do so in early October during the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It's truly an experience like none other!