Frommer’s Top 10 Destinations For 2006 – Travel Deals

Looking for an insider recommendation on the next must-see place? Pauline Frommer, travel expert and Frommer’s Editor, has selected her top picks for destinations near and far. The following are her picks for great places to visit that are not yet swarmed with tourists and where bargains can still the found.

Ramah, New Mexico

The diverse culture and history surrounded by open prairies and pink buttes is why we have selected Ramah, New Mexico as an up and coming destination. The city itself is rich with Mormon history, although the mix of ancestral roots from Spanish settlers to Texan bean farmers can be seen. Bordered by the Zuni and Ramah Navajo Reservations, the intense pride for their heritage seems to radiate everywhere. The El Morro National Monument is a centuries old collection of messages inscribed on a sandstone rock by Native Americans, Spaniards and other travelers. A Must: The Ramah Farmers Market, where locals bring lettuce, spinach, beets, onions and carrots sit on tables and in bins amid the honey-like scent of flowers happens every weekend. Stop to enjoy a hazelnut cookie or raspberry tarts. Live guitar music lilts out across irrigated fields where horses and cattle graze.