March 29, 2024

What’s in store for 2024

Spring is officially here and growers markets in Albuquerque are gearing up to start again, which means Follow Eric Walking Tours is looking to get back to business!

I am thrilled to share some exciting updates with you all. First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU for your support in 2023. For every one of you who joined a tour or encouraged me along the way, you are the reason I’m bringing back tours in 2024. Your enthusiasm and support have been the driving force behind our success, and I can’t wait to kick off this next chapter with you all.

I don’t want to keep you in suspense any longer so here’s what I can tell you about this next season.

Walking tours are definitely coming back. Again, this is because of you and your encouragement. It was also a big boost when I received an award from Albuquerque the Magazine letting me know you all voted me in the Top 5 for Best New Business Ideas. THANK YOU!

There will be free options. In fact, the majority of the tours will remain free and my commitment is to always keep free options available. Payment is never required but you are always welcome to show your appreciation after a free tour with a tip based on your experience and to help make future tours possible. If you are interested in private tour options, those are in the works.

The frequency may change. I’ll be honest, weekly tours were a little tough for me to keep going but it was important to me to start strong with consistency to build strong momentum. I’m glad to say I think the momentum is there to allow for a few tours every month throughout the growers market season. Keep an eye out for exact dates soon.

There will be new tours! I’m excited to share that previous tours will be updated and new options will be added. The tours through the Rail Yards and around Downtown Albuquerque will be getting a refresh and a new focus, taking you back in time to life in Albuquerque 100 years ago. You’ll see what I mean when I officially announce the new slate of tours and don’t be surprised if there’s a new tour or two offered during the week and in the evenings as well, allowing you to experience the city in a whole new light.

If you're eager to stay in the loop and be the first to know about the new tour offerings, I encourage you to sign up for email updates using the form here.

Can I ask one last favor? If you took a tour in the past, would you please follow the same link and write a quick review? Sharing your experience helps others know what they can expect and offers the opportunity to improve future tours. It would mean a lot to me!

In the meantime, continue to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes glimpses of what's to come. Thank you for your continued support, and I can't wait to embark on this next chapter of our journey together!

Hasta Pronto!


February 03, 2024

Valentine’s Day is coming, are you ready?

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I’m choosing to do something I absolutely LOVE: free walking tours at the Rail Yards!

If you still haven’t taken one of my walking tours, this is your chance! I’ll be on site both days of the upcoming Rail Yards Valentine Market: Saturday, February 10th and Sunday the 11th.

This special market runs from 10 am until 2 pm both days and I’ll be offering free 30-minute tours on the hour, every hour.

The Rail Yards Market is the perfect place to find specialty goods like flowers, chocolates, and thoughtful gifts from local vendors. Check out all the details on the Rail Yards Valentine Market Facebook event page.

I hope you’ll make plans to take a tour or at least come say hello! It meant a lot to see many of you during December’s Holiday Market and I’m looking forward to another bustling weekend at the Rail Yards.

Hasta pronto!


December 29, 2023

We did it! Your votes got me in Albuquerque the Magazine!

Remember way back when I kept hounding you for votes for Albuquerque the Magazine’s Best of the City Awards?

After voting closed, I didn’t hear anything regarding results. Not a single word for months. I was starting to think I didn’t make the cut.

Then, with only only days before the big awards party the magazine throws each December, I found out my little tours business would in fact have a spot among this year’s honors.

Thanks to you, Follow Eric Walking Tours earned a spot among the Top 5 awards for Best New Business Idea!

A big congratulations goes to Opera on the Menu on taking the top spot. I’m highly intrigued by this pair of local entrepreneurs who have started offering operatic dinner theater experiences through a combination of intimate live theater and farm-to-table dining.

As for my tours, they will resume in earnest when the regular market season starts up in April/May. Keep an eye on the blog here or make sure you’re following on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates. I hope to see you on a tour soon.

Thank you for an incredible year. I’m closing out 2023 with a full heart and optimism for the new year.

Hasta pronto!