Natalie Wearstler

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Natalie Wearstler is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. She was the managing editor of White Publishing Company, covering lifestyle topics for Jacksonville Magazine and its sister titles. Wearstler also has contributed to GO! The Airtran Magazine and The Florida Times-Union. Her nomadic upbringing in a Navy family instilled a love for travel. She daydreams about seaside destinations like Greece and Italy, but is equally prone to spending an afternoon exploring antique shops in rural small towns or taking in a museum exhibit (and maybe a craft brew or two) in landlocked cities.

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  • On May 9, 2013
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    What are Santa Fe’s best museums?

    Museum hopping should definitely be on your list of things to do in Santa Fe. Whether you're a history buff or a self-proclaimed art historian, you'll want to spend a day perusing the options in downtown Santa Fe.

    The Georgia O'Keeffee Museum is an excellent starting point. In addition to the large collection of O'Keeffe's paintings of cityscapes, flowers and other natural forms, the museum regularly hosts exhibits by other notable aritsts — masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Arthur Dove have all been featured in the past.

    Explore the grandeur of Santa Fe in a new light at The New Mexico Museum of Art. As the name would suggest, the museum highlights the work of New Mexico-based artists, as well as works that are inspired by the Land of Enchantment and the greater Southwest region of the United States. The outdoor sculpture garden is a serene place for a quiet stroll or a thoughtful conversation.

    The Loretto Chapel is a can't-miss stop, no matter your degree of spirituality. The stunning Gothic Revival-style chapel was completed in 1878, and its architectural details are a wonder to behold — you could spend an entire day marveling at the stained glass windows, which were purchased from the DuBois Studio in Paris in 1876. Legend has it that the "Miraculous Staircase" in the chapel was built with no nails and has no visible means of support; some even believe that is the handiwork of St. Joseph the Carpenter.

  • On May 9, 2013
    Natalie Wearstler answered the question: Natalie Wearstler

    What are Santa Fe’s best museums?

    Museum hopping should definitely be on your list of things to do in Santa Fe. Whether you're a history buff or a self-proclaimed art historian, you'll want to spend a day perusing the options in downtown Santa Fe.

    The Georgia O'Keeffee Museum is an excellent starting point. In addition to the large collection of O'Keeffe's paintings of cityscapes, flowers and other natural forms, the museum regularly hosts exhibits by other notable aritsts — masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Arthur Dove have all been featured in the past.

    Explore the grandeur of Santa Fe in a new light at The New Mexico Museum of Art. As the name would suggest, the museum highlights the work of New Mexico-based artists, as well as works that are inspired by the Land of Enchantment and the greater Southwest region of the United States. The outdoor sculpture garden is a serene place for a quiet stroll or a thoughtful conversation.

    The Loretto Chapel is a can't-miss stop, no matter your degree of spirituality. The stunning Gothic Revival-style chapel was completed in 1878, and its architectural details are a wonder to behold — you could spend an entire day marveling at the stained glass windows, which were purchased from the DuBois Studio in Paris in 1876. Legend has it that the "Miraculous Staircase" in the chapel was built with no nails and has no visible means of support; some even believe that is the handiwork of St. Joseph the Carpenter.

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    Natalie Wearstler is now following Philadelphia
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    What is the best thing to bring home from Albuquerque?

    The best thing to bring home from Albuquerque is a lovely, handmade piece of turquoise jewelry. Earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces fashioned with this semiprecious stone can be found practically everywhere in town — and half the fun of procuring your piece is looking through all of the different styles on display in jewelry stores and in Old Town Albuquerque's open-air market. Keep in mind that most prices are negotiable, especially if you fall in love with a piece of jewelry that's being sold by the artist who made it. However, it's also wise to educate yourself about the right questions to ask a seller (such as, "Is this natural turquoise?" or "Is it stabilized?") before you start the hunt. A low-quality turquoise charm can be hard to spot for the untrained eye. It can also be just as beautiful as a higher-quality bauble, but it certainly shouldn't cost as much.
  • On May 7, 2013
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    What’s the best time to visit Raleigh-Durham?

    I personally think that fall is the best time to visit Raleigh-Durham. The air is crisp, leaves are changing colors all around the city and the weather is just right — not quite chilly enough (yet) to necessitate a heavy winter coat, but cool enough to wear your favorite sweaters and boots comfortably. It's a beautiful time of year to get out and explore the city on two wheels with a Triangle Glides segway tour or swing by the North Carolina Museum of Art to take in the collection of outdoor sculptures and works of art as you stroll along more than a mile of paved and unpaved walking paths outside of the museum's main buildings. You could also museum hop through Downtown, as several of the city's most popular cultural outposts are clustered together in a walkable radius.
  • On May 7, 2013
    Natalie Wearstler answered the question: Natalie Wearstler

    What’s the best time to visit Raleigh-Durham?

    I personally think that fall is the best time to visit Raleigh-Durham. The air is crisp, leaves are changing colors all around the city and the weather is just right — not quite chilly enough (yet) to necessitate a heavy winter coat, but cool enough to wear your favorite sweaters and boots comfortably. It's a beautiful time of year to get out and explore the city on two wheels with a Triangle Glides segway tour or swing by the North Carolina Museum of Art to take in the collection of outdoor sculptures and works of art as you stroll along more than a mile of paved and unpaved walking paths outside of the museum's main buildings. You could also museum hop through Downtown, as several of the city's most popular cultural outposts are clustered together in a walkable radius.