This year, we entered the realm of travelblogs and now Santa Fe Traveler is celebrating its first birthday. In honor of the occasion, we posted our five favorites and now we’re going to post yours. As we looked at the statistics for the site, we discovered that two topics intrigued our readers: artist Georgia O’Keeffe and food. Three posts that mention the artist are in the top ten and three were food related. Here’s the complete list”
The most popular post was Tour the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiu, northwest of Santa Fe. The artist life and her work have impacted people. Many visitors to Santa Fe are interested in visiting the museum that bears her name and Abiquiu, a town she made famous.
The second highest hits went to Take the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos. Taos is a popular destination for people visiting Santa Fe. Many have heard of the High Road and their interest in it accounts for this post’s popularity.
The third and fourth places again, went to Georgia O’Keeffe posts. Third place went to Ghost Ranch’s Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour. The Abiquiu Ranch, now a Presbyterian conference center, was home to the artist for years. Seasonally, they offer tours featuring places on the property O’Keeffe immortalized in her work. Coming in fourth was another post we did on the artist’s home and studio when it opened for the 2011 season.
Fifth place went to Christmas in Santa Fe: Pueblo dances. We attribute the popularity of this post to interest in the culture of New Mexico and its original inhabitants. Pueblos and the ceremonial dances held on them throughout the year allow visitors to experience the culture and religion of the Land of Enchantment’s first people.
One of our guest posts garnered sixth place. It’s exciting for me because one of my favorites among the posts I wrote this year wasn’t for our blog; it was for Downtown Travelers. Writing NYC memories: Growing up in the East Village in the 1950s brought back many childhood memories for me. I loved reading Leslie Koch’s 5 reasons why NYC’s East Village is the city’s coolest neighborhood. It was interesting to read about this now hip area. Apparently, our readers agreed.
Part one of our series on outdoor dining in Santa Fe, Outdoor dining at Santa Fe restaurants: putting on the Ritz came in at number seven. (The entire three-part series got a lot of hits.) Close behind was Dining al fresco on the cheap in Santa Fe featuring on the cheap food truck and food stand dining in The City Different.
One of the pieces in our top list was also a reader favorite. Our eight most popular post, Eat like the locals in Santa Fe, was featured in our round-up Santa Fe Travelers: our 5 favorite post from our first year
It’s been a great year for us; we love writing about Santa Fe, food and travel and taking the photos that accompany each post. We extend a hearty thank you to you, our readers, for supporting Santa Fe Travelers during our first year. We hope you keep coming back to read about The City Different and Northern New Mexico. If you want our posts delivered to your email inbox, subscribe here.
Do you have a favorite Santa Fe Travelers post from our first year?