Spring break snuck up on us this year and without any plans for the week, we decided that it was time to finally make our long-talked about trip to Marfa, Texas and Ruidoso, New Mexico. We took to the car, racing down desert roads to make it to Marfa by sunset and then off to the gorgeous Thunderbird Hotel—truly a speck of vibrant color in a sea of desert orange. Between the views and Dairy Queen dip cones (had to be there), we were sad to leave but know we'll be back soon.
As for Ruidoso? The White Sands National Monument is hands down one of the most stunning things we've ever experienced—see for yourself below.