IFWTWA Trips

Temecula—Where Everything Old Is New Again
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / United States / Wines & Spirits

Temecula—Where Everything Old Is New Again

Even with 300+million population, the USA is so vast a country there are still fascinating areas that are relatively unknown to most other regions. One of these sites is the Temecula Valley and the town of Temecula in southwest Riverside County, California. “Temecula” means “sunshine…

Copper Canyon – Barranca Del Cobre
Chronological / Destinations / IFWTWA Trips / Mexico

Copper Canyon – Barranca Del Cobre

To view a rugged and beautiful land and take one of the most remarkable train trips in the world, the Copper Canyon is the place to go. This is a section of northwestern Mexico known as the Sierra Madre; it is home to a primitive yet remarkable people known as the Tarahumara Indians, who live there much as they did 400 years ago.

Wine Tasting on the MS Eurodam: IFWTWA’s Conference at Sea
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Wine Tasting on the MS Eurodam: IFWTWA’s Conference at Sea

No group of sailors or adventurers ever set sail for the Caribbean without a bountiful wine supply. So, too, it was with the members of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers on their “Conference at Sea” event aboard the MS Eurodam.

Why Chihuahua? For Copper Canyon
Chronological / Destinations / IFWTWA Trips / Mexico

Why Chihuahua? For Copper Canyon

Between bloody drug wars, an epidemic of swine flu and the collapse of the economy, Mexico’s tourism industry has been experiencing tough times — especially in Northern Mexico, where tourism has fallen as much as 60 percent. The state of Chihuahua…

Culinary Traveler: Riding the Rail to the Trail in Copper Canyon, Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains
Chronological / Destinations / IFWTWA Trips / Mexico

Culinary Traveler: Riding the Rail to the Trail in Copper Canyon, Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains

The little mountain town of Cerocahui, Chihuahua state in Mexico is a long way from my home in the mountains of Oregon, but each part of the journey unfolds with it’s own discoveries along the way. Cerocahui is reached by train as part of a rail trip you can book through Mexico Adventures.Inc.

The Copper Canyon Wine Adventure: A Visit to Sierra Madre’s Only Winery
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / Mexico / Wines & Spirits

The Copper Canyon Wine Adventure: A Visit to Sierra Madre’s Only Winery

We are never sure whether we go to wineries or they come to us. Completely unexpected was finding Vino Mison de Cerochuhui in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. It was yet another surprise on IFWTWA’s Copper Canyon Railroad adventure.

IFWTWA Mexico—November, 2009—The Canyon, The Carrier, and The Community
Chronological / Destinations / IFWTWA Trips / Mexico

IFWTWA Mexico—November, 2009—The Canyon, The Carrier, and The Community

Let’s face it—the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) is not listed as one of the seven (or whatever number) wonders of the world—but it should be. Actually composed of six canyons, it’s at least four times the size of the world-famous Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, and, at many points, is about 1000 feet deeper than Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

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.

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock Reflects All of Vermont
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / United States / Vermont

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock Reflects All of Vermont

During my very pleasant experience in visiting the fascinating Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont, I somehow felt that I was on a mini-tour of the entire state.

Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / IFWTWA Trips / Oregon / United States / Wines & Spirits

Oregon’s Wine Country: An Alternative to Napa Valley

Who would have thought that Southern Oregon would become the Napa Valley of 30 years ago?