This month’s Travel Post starts out in an Italian restaurant in a strip mall. Our writer didn’t give another thought to the location, though, once she was seated next to the brick hearth with a crackling fire and a flight of wine spread out before her.
The “healing waters” of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the world’s deepest volcanic hot springs, were considered sacred by the Native Americans who originally lived there. Today the springs are at the heart of the tourism economy, and healing arts like massage and aromatherapy flourish.
Latta Plantation, northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, is dedicated to preserving life as it was in the 1800s through reenactments, educational programming, tours, and special events.
Our last writer recommends “a casual wander away from the crowded harborfront path” in the famous Royal Botanic Garden in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. “Beyond the photogenic harborfront lies a quieter stretch of garden that invites the visitor to stumble across the unexpected — like an exceptional artist exhibiting her highly unusual paintings in a little-noticed 141-year-old building.”
Read these stories — and see the great photos that go with them — below.
Editor, Travel Post Monthly
This Month …
- Food, Wine, and… Motorcycles? Cafe Veloce Delivers All Three! (9/1/2017) - Wedged between an auto parts store and Yuppie Pawn, this local Italian joint looks a little dubious from the outside. And in a metro area dominated by the likes of nationally-known restaurateurs Tom Douglas and Jonathan Sundstrom, it’s easy to see how a homey spot like this gets overlooked.
- Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Don’t Let the Odor Fool You (9/1/2017) - By John Egan The first thing you notice when arriving in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, is the smell. It’s the faint essence of rotten eggs, but the fumes are the by-product of one of Pagosa Springs’ chief assets, the world’s deepest volcanic hot springs, and people flock to the springs year-round to sit in the […]
- Historic North Carolina Plantation Reenacts the Battle of Gettysburg on its 154th Anniversary (9/1/2017) - By Martha Newman ITWPA Member Civil War names always sounded romantic to me (Chancellorsville, Bull Run, Picket’s Charge, and most appealing, Gettysburg), even though I knew from studying the war in school that they were sites of terrible, bloody battles. Occasionally those battles are reenacted, and when I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and found […]
- Bees, Art, and Surprises at Sydney’s Botanic Garden (9/1/2017) - By Jon Tanner ITWPA Member The Royal Botanic Garden in Australia’s most visited city is no secret. Last year alone, 13 million domestic and international visitors trampled its green 74-acre surface. The popularity of this showcase harborside garden is hardly surprising. It affords priceless views encompassing both the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. […]