Articles written by: Patty Anis

Patty Anis

Patty Anis is a travel writer and photographer who has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. Ms. Anis is also the Executive Director of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. She resides in Diamond Bar, California.

KOBE Meatball with Fresh Whipped Ricotta
Chronological / Destinations / Food / IFWTWA Trips / Nevada / United States

LAVO Boasts Biggest and Tastiest Meatball in Las Vegas

With my growing up in New York, and with one of my parents having Sicilian roots, it was predictable that our family would appreciate good Italian food, and often. Although my mother was of Irish descent, she quickly learned the art of Italian cooking from my maternal grandmother, who had […]

Seattle’s BOKA Kitchen + Bar = An Unforgettable Culinary Experience
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / United States / Washington

Seattle’s BOKA Kitchen + Bar = An Unforgettable Culinary Experience

As my JetBlue 757 flew into Seattle Washington’s airspace on my first, albeit short visit, I was deeply impressed by the lush greenery surrounding the city. Coming from a New York City background, I loved strolling the downtown area and seeing all the different shops and eateries.

Thornton Winery: A Premier Experience in Temecula Valley Wine Country
California / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / United States / Wines & Spirits

Thornton Winery: A Premier Experience in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Thornton Winery, known as the premiere food, wine, and music experience in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, stands out in the region. Family-owned, Thornton Winery has been making award-winning wine for more than 21 years.

Oasis in the Desert — Miracle Springs Resort and Spa
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / United States

Oasis in the Desert — Miracle Springs Resort and Spa

Those of us who didn’t grow up in California tend to think of the desert as a dry and sandy landscape with a smattering of cactus

The White Lilac Inn: A Romantic and Peaceful Getaway to the Jersey Shore
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / New Jersey / United States

The White Lilac Inn: A Romantic and Peaceful Getaway to the Jersey Shore

One of the crown jewels of Spring Lake’s Historic Inns, the White Lilac’s 127-year history is as colorful as its décor and surrounding foliage.