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Book Review |
Bee Smith, BellaOnline's Irish Culture Editor
In the first in a series of book reviews in the run up to Christmas it is hoped that some of these Irish Culture suggestions make their way into Santy's sack. "Lines in Vision" is a good bet for a bedside read. Pretty pictures, too!
State Symbols of the Southwestern USA|
Karm Holladay, BellaOnline's Southwest USA Editor
Learn the state symbols of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Find out about each states official bird, fish, and flower. Learn the state capitals and dates of statehood. What state is the only state in the union to have an official cookie?
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Travel and Culture Features - Full Listing
The First Atomic Bomb
No event in the history of New Mexico is as significant as when the world's first atomic bomb was built at Los Alamos National Laboratory and tested at Trinity site on July 16, 1945. After this, the world changed as we knew it.
Breaking Bad Television Series
Breaking Bad is a widely acclaimed television series that ran for five seasons and generated a massive cult following. It is a crime drama set in Albuquerque, New Mexico and filmed there. This article discusses the show's depiction of the southwest. There are no plot-spoilers included.
Easy Coconut Margarita Recipe
Here is a quick and easy recipe for the coconut margarita. Remember to use the best anejo tequila that you can afford. Never use any tequila that doesn't say "100-percent Agave" on the label.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Living Language Spanish
You donīt need to know Spanish to travel to the Southwest USA, but it will enhance your experience. This is the best-selling Spanish language instruction product at Amazon.com.
The Divine Home
An absolutely gorgeous home decorating book on how to decorate with spiritual objects such as santos, retablo, milagros, statues of saints, and crucifixes. Many examples of Santa Fe style and Mexican hacienda style, but also examples of homes in NYC and other places. Beautiful full color photographs everywhere. Serene, spiritual.