I hadn't considered New Mexico as a travel destination until after my return from Arizona a year prior. Hearing bits and pieces of what Santa Fe is like, I was intrigued when a dear friend encouraged me to go check it out. So I booked a trip. Not only out of curiosity but also to see if the feelings I had for Arizona were the place itself, or just from the chance to get away. Basically I wanted to compare Santa Fe, NM with Sedona, AZ. What I learned is that there IS something about Arizona AND New Mexico DOES have it's own flavor and brand of magic in the air as well. I was glad to have seen and experienced various parts of the state as much as I had time for and I hope to return because there were things on my list that I hadn't squeezed into my itinerary.