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Steve Larese, Travel Expert

About Steve Travel Expert Steve Larese tackles adventure worldwide, from being one of the first people to careen down the world's tallest waterslide to exploring haunted castles-turned posh resorts. Check out his latest book, Balloons Over Albuquerqueand his other projects here. When Larese isn't exploring for, he's writing for National Geographic Traveler, American Way, USA Today Travel, Forbes Travel and other national travel publications. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Special Interests

Steve knows a lot about:

  • The American Southwest
  • Photography
  • Backpacking and cycling

Steve's Special Recommendations

Don't leave Albuquerque without exploring Old Town, the city's original townsite. Local shops and restaurants occupy buildings here that are 300 years old.

10Best Lists by Steve Larese

Featured Article

Explore this Ghostly Tour of Haunted Albuquerque

With its long and storied history, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has plenty of sites that go bump in the night. Founded by the Spanish in 1706 and home to Native Americans long before then, Albuquerque is seeped in...


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Albuquerque's Greatest Show On (and Above) Earth

The world's biggest ballooning event – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – celebrates another year with more than 550 balloons representing 18 countries and 45 states taking flight in the New Mexico...