Sunset in Sandia Park, New Mexico

Articles & Books

Mark Aspelin, Freelance Writer

Freelance writer Mark Aspelin has a broad range of interests and experiences and enjoys writing in many genres. He specializes in creative non-fiction articles about travel and culture, ecotourism, wildlife conservation, health and wellness, and everything New Mexico.

Mark is a New Mexico-based writer known as “The New Mexico Travel Guy” and he publishes regular posts on his “New Mexico & Beyond” blog. As an avid traveler, Mark has visited over 100 countries and all 50 U.S. States, and he’s a member of the Travelers’ Century Club. His current adventure is closer to home, as he slowly chips away at his goal to visit EVERY town in New Mexico and write a story about each one. In case you’re wondering, there are 582 towns on his New Mexico list! His blog can be found at

Outside of his blog, Mark has published articles in a variety of publications, such as the following:

Mark is also the author of two highly-rated books:

Mark is available to write well-researched, accurate, and entertaining articles on assignment for editors.  He can be reached at [email protected]

Thanks for your interest!


New Mexico Travel Guy at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge