"wow wow... you are on top of it... Amazing, thank you! This is fun getting your expert feed back. We will share your site and insightful help with all. Many friends love to venture to Santa Fe and your ideas have been just perfect... What a great experience this has been to visit with you.

I thank you... looking forward to a great trip. Best," Pam B

"Hey Maria,
Thank you for the information on Santa Fe. Our week was fabulous! ...Thank you for your help and information.
You have a lovely city, and we enjoyed our visit." - C.S.


I want to personalize your Santa Fe travel experience and help you discover the authentic Santa Fe that we locals know and love.

I was born in England and found my way to Santa Fe in 1984. I immediately felt an affinity for this beautiful part of the world. Its ancient history and culture gives it a European feeling, and yet it is unique unto itself. New Mexico has a depth of character and diversity of culture that has been earned over many centuries. I loved it so much that I moved here, and I've lived in Santa Fe for almost 30 years. Over those years I've learned a great deal about the special places to visit, things to do, the fave local restaurants, artists and their workshops, and unique shops that contribute to the charm and character of Santa Fe.

Travel sites nowadays are so impersonal and overwhelming, with their exhaustive lists and distracting content, and reviews from folks who are strangers to the area themselves. On my first visit in 1984, I was fortunate to be shown around Santa Fe by a local, and I'll always be glad of that. I had experiences I would never have found on my own, and I realized that Santa Fe isn't like anywhere else.

I've collected some of my favorite places in this simple and easy-to-navigate site. And you can get personal referrals from me, either by email or by phone. If you're planning a visit or are already here, and you have questions, I'll answer them. And if I don't know the answer, I'll work to find out for you.

Along with our Google maps, we also have custom-made, color-coded maps that are great tools for mobile users. Once downloaded, they remain accessible even if you wander off the cell tower grid. Look for our popular, pocket-sized concierge cards, and essential Mini Guide fold-out maps displayed in your hotel lobby, and visitor centers around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

I hope that having us as your local connection will enhance your Santa Fe experience. And I hope you leave with fond memories and a sense that you've seen more than the surface of this enchanted place.

Wishing you a wonderful visit and please share our site with your friends. Please send me an email with your feedback, questions and comments about your stay.

Kind Regards,

Maria Johnson

**Know who you are buying from. Please be warned that it is important to know the origin of certain goods before you buy. For example, certain silver and turquoise items being sold as Native, may be imported. Santa Fe Selection vendors are reputable and they guarantee authenticity of their products.**