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Global Writes Gone But Not Forgotten

Global Writes Gone But Not Forgotten

As of July 15, 2015 the old, familiar Global Writes ceased publication. “GW” served us very well for many years, but now IFWTWA has created a new, exciting digital publication, FWT Magazine:  food  wine  travel. The new magazine will offer IFWTWA member contributors much better exposure to the public in […]

Credit Jorg Photo (Andrew Jorgenson)
California / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Culinary Prowess on Point at Kettner Exchange Restaurant San Diego

San Diego’s Little Italy section has morphed into a culinary craft hotspot, with exciting new restaurants pushing food and beverage boundaries like never before. Among the array of notable establishments that have cropped up is the hip hotspot Kettner Exchange. This lively, impeccably-designed, multi-level restaurant (boasting Little Italy’s only rooftop […]

Fresco of fishman holding his catch
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

The Ancient Allure of Akrotiri in Santorini

The ancients once attributed a massive volcanic eruption on the island of Santorini to a battle between giants and the gods. It was seen as punishment meted out for the moral degeneration of the people in the prosperous kingdom of Atlantis. Interestingly, the myth of Atlantis—which originates from Plato—coincides with […]

An exhibit at the interactive Karel Zeman Museum (Prague)
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Famous Films Shot Here

Add “location” to the well-known “lights, camera, action” adage and the focus for the travel industry becomes film tourism. Many destinations know the allure this growing niche has for movie-lovers to walk in the footsteps of a favorite star or to stand in a location where world-class Hollywood and international […]

Pineland Farms
Chronological / Destinations / Maine / United States

Maine’s Connection to the Silicon Valley

Last year my wife and I had a travel feature assignment and headed to New England to research those famous Fall season colors and soon learned why everyone should consider adding this trip to their travel bucket list. And we also discovered an amazingly interesting human interest story that connected […]

Luxury Weekend Getaway to London!
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Luxury Weekend Getaway to London!

How would you spend a weekend getaway in London? That very question was posed to us by Virgin Atlantic, which challenged us to design a dream itinerary for two days of gallivanting in London, one of the world’s most exciting and attraction-rich cities, and a favorite of BonVoyageurs since we […]

Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla
California / Chefs of Distinction / Food / United States / Wine Masters of Distinction / Wines & Spirits

Epicure Events Aplenty at Bijou French Bistro La Jolla

“Bijou” is French for “jewel,” which is a fitting moniker for this enchanting eatery nestled in the heart of La Jolla, boasting a plum position on Prospect Street. While Bijou French Bistro is relatively new on the scene, celebrating its first anniversary in June 2015, Bijou’s roots extend much deeper […]

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn
Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / Maine

Classic Kennebunkport: The Captain Jefferds Inn

This was our first visit to the Captain Jefferds Inn and the famous coastal community that is home to the Bush family retreat on Walker Point. Long before news of presidential visits put quaint little Kennebunkport on the global tourist map, it was a favorite vacation spot for local New Englanders. Pounding ocean […]

Photo courtesy of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chronological / Destinations / Mexico

Escape Spring Break Madness in Isla Mujeres

The colorful serenity and conspicuous lack of spring breakers on this laid-back island can be an effective antidote to the bacchanalia, grinding bodies, and bottomless drinks ubiquitous in Cancun’s Hotel Zone during spring months. The small island—less than five miles long and one mile wide and visible from Cancun’s main […]

Gloucester Harbor
Chronological / Destinations / Massachusetts / United States

All’s Whale in Massachusetts

Waving pectoral flippers in the air while floating on its back for its amazed ocean audience, this magnificent Humpback Whale was the real thing – and only an hour after I left Gloucester Harbor under the watchful gaze of the Gorton’s Fishermen’s Memorial of fish stick fame (“they who go […]