The Land of Enchantment

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
     
    Santa Fe, New Mexico is an unexpected gem in the middle of the desert. With a rich array of culture, history, art, and skiing, there is much fun and adventure to be had. My family and I spent three days exploring what the city has to offer, but there is no end to the nooks and crannies begging to be found.
     
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    Canyon Road is a half mile walk along a quaint row of restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. While the price tags are not for the faint of heart, just the window shopping and exposure to New Mexico’s exquisite culture make the trek worthwhile.
     
    Cross of the Martyrs is a neat landmark located on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Santa Fe. The giant cross is reachable by a short, steep path hosting a series of plaques explaining its historical significance. This is an easy, free way to watch the New Mexico sunset!
     
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    Don’t forget about Ski Santa Fe! The local ski resort boasts 83 trails ranging from easy to expert, with a lodge at the bottom of the mountain and a cozier niche Bar-and-Grill halfway down the slopes. Pro tip: the Bar-and-Grill has the best mocha latte, a simple combination of hot chocolate and coffee to warm up your hands in the mid afternoon after a morning in the snow. Try it out. Ski Santa Fe is the perfect location for newbies and more advanced skiiers who are looking to avoid the crowds typically associated with more popular destinations, like Colorado and Utah. If you’re willing to brave a blue slope, Gay Way trail has a spectacular view.
     
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    by Katie Kelton, Mays Business School
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