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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.