The Top 3 Taos Hiking Trails: Explore New Mexico’s High Desert

Elite Destination Homes’ head-turning Adobe Zen House is a shining example of sophisticated simplicity and tranquility. This open-concept, 4,600-square-foot marvel features three private acres, entirely surrounded by natural beauty, including the Rio Grande to the west, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the north, and the Carson National Forest to the south. As a result, the quaint village of Taos, New Mexico, acts as a basecamp for observant outdoor enthusiasts. Regardless of the season, backpackers flock to the prettiest Taos hiking trails, many of which lie within minutes of the grand Adobe Zen House, including a steep climb up neighboring Ojitos Canyon. A 3-Stop Taos Hiking Guide: Discover the Rio Grande The alluring Adobe Zen House is within 30 minutes of nearly 100 well-marked Taos hiking trails, whether that’s a stroll near the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge or a full-day trek into Carson National Forest’s densely-thicketed hearth. In hopes of enhancing an already-stellar escape into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Elite Destination Homes team has compiled three pathways that are equally scenic, exigent, and pristine. Let’s start with Devisadero Peak, a trailhead that rests less than 1.5 miles from the Adobe Zen House. Devisadero Peak Trail Very few Taos [...]

The Seaside San Diego Golf Scene: La Jolla’s a Hole-in-One

San Diego’s golf scene is undeniably prestigious, thanks in large part to Torrey Pines, home to the instant classic 2008 U.S. Open. Tiger Woods’ iconic 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole remains one of the most recognizable moments in the sport’s history. To this day, the hair-raising roar of the crowd still echoes through La Jolla Cove. The San Diego golf community plays host to various PGA Tour events, “Golf Fest,” and well-attended annual conventions, including the Golf Industry Show. Golf matters here in San Diego, and that extends to La Jolla, a peaceful, seaside community along the Pacific Ocean’s edge. La Jolla is also home to one of the most beloved vacation homes in the region: the Celebrity Oceanfront Estate, just minutes from Torrey Pines and the distinguished La Jolla Country Club. The Crown Jewel: Torrey Pines Golf Course Very few rounds of golf rival the magic of Torrey Pines, arguably the best public course in the nation. Despite its grandeur, anyone can reserve a tee time at this dazzling, oceanside marvel, designed masterfully by William F. Bell (a member of California’s “first family of golf design”). Bell’s two 18-hole layouts hug La Jolla’s coastline on a former [...]