Aileen O'Catherine has been an enthusiastic resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 30 years.
She has lived all over Albuquerque, from Nob Hill to the South Valley. Her passions include exploring local restaurants, cultural events, the arts, and area neighborhoods. Aileen is a freelance writer with expertise in local happenings, especially when it comes to children. She has a regular column in New Mexico Kids Magazine and has written for KUNM Radio's The Children's Hour. She also contributes pieces to Albuquerque the Magazine, and is the Family Expert in the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau's ABQ Experts campaign. When she isn't writing, she's looking for something local to write about.
From Aileen O'Catherine:
Albuquerque has always intrigued me because of its rich mix of cultures. It's a beautiful city, flanked by the Sandia Mountains and intersected by the Rio Grande. Albuquerque has so much to offer, from special events such as the Balloon Fiesta, to a wealth of diverse restaurants, an eclectic arts scene, and a myriad of neighborhoods. I'm always discovering something new about this city. I am here to guide you around the best of Albuquerque, whether you have lived here all your life or have just stopped by for a visit. Please feel free to share your Albuquerque experiences with me and with the rest of our readers.