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Shenandoah Valley or Abroad…

…why Virginia is for lovers.By Donna Milsten, ITWPA Member Could We Live There? I just heard a statement that “many people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning for retirement.” Well, full disclosure, that’s true in my case. Recently though, as I research places to visit, I’m also considering what it would […]

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The Canadian Rockies…

…and the epic Icefields Parkway By Lukas Saville 2020 is the year to hit the road and get out into the wilderness. There’s no better place for a restorative break in nature than the Canadian Rockies. With towering craggy peaks, serene turquoise lakes, and immense, creaking glaciers, this remarkable region is a feast for the […]

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Borneo—Exploring Sabah…

…a garden of Eden in Malaysia By Beth Abrahams There is absolutely nothing cuter than a baby orangutan with orange fur, long, gangly arms, and enormous, jet black, trusting eyes. After watching the Saturday morning segment of a travel show and witnessing Julia Roberts cuddling a baby of the species, I immediately added Borneo to […]

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Western North Carolina…

…outdoor adventures for the non-adventurerBy Susan Dejanovic, ITWPA Member Travel domestically and experience outdoor adventure, there’s more to it than hiking and swatting bugs as beads of sweat trickle down your face. I admit, when the world seemed to come to a stop just a few months ago, I thought the days of feeding my […]

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Key Biscayne Florida…

…six biophilia immersions By Helen Masin, ITWPA Member biophilia noun—bio·phil·ia | bī-ō-ˈfi-lē-ə: the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connection with nature and other forms of life. In Key Biscayne, Florida, an immersive biophilia experience is everywhere at Bill Baggs State Park. Visitors seeking an outdoor refuge with open skies and blue […]

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Vancouver’s Urban Rainforest…

…Stanley Park, a priceless natural treasure By Michelle Fedosoff, ITWPA Member Stanley Park is in the heart of Vancouver BC. Surrounded by the Burrard Inlet and English Bay, Stanley became Vancouver’s first city park in 1886. The park is a designated National Historic Site of Canada. It has been named “the best park in the world” […]

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Editor’s Choice July 2020

…a conversation with Food, Wine, Travel Magazine, Associate Editor, Noreen Kompanik TPM ~ Noreen, where do you practice your editorial skills? NK~ I am the Associate Editor of Food Wine Travel Magazine, the official digital publication of International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Each issue presents our readers with new looks at a […]