By Mary Charlebois Check Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Before Submitting Your Manuscript As an editor, nothing will send your story to my delete pile faster than misspelled words, poor grammar, and bad punctuation. An editor’s job isn’t to correct your mistakes. A good writer has a toolbox that helps them avoid manuscripts destined for the trash can. Here are two popular … [Read more...] about Editor’s Choice – April 2020
By Cynthia Lamberty ITWPA Member When you think Hilton, what comes to mind? Up-scale? Established? Old-fashioned? Maybe even stuffy? Well, when I hear Hilton, I think routine. Neutral tones, muted color schemes, and cookie-cutter rooms. Of course, the beds are comfortable, and you’re greeted with a smile. But, basically, same old, same old. That’s what used to come … [Read more...] about A Tru-ly Unique Stay
By Candace L. Mendoza ITWPA Member Water is the essence of life. Its gentle flow and sparkle affect the mind, body, and soul. Consequently, water has been a part of the spa experience for centuries. But what is it that makes spa-going so different from other pleasurable activities? It’s the healing power of water. The ultimate spa experience combines water … [Read more...] about 5 Unique Spas that Honor the Healing Power of Water
By Kathryn Anderson ITWPA Member The ocean breeze gently blows your hair. The glow of the sun warms your face. The smell of the salty ocean fills your nostrils while the sound of the waves calms your nerves. The sight of sculptures along the Malecón makes it a stroll that delights all your senses. This 3.1-mile stretch of promenade in La Paz is decorated … [Read more...] about The Malecón Promenade: How Big-City La Paz Gets Its Small-Town Feel
Merroir: What’s in the Water There? By Karyn Devlin ITWPA Member Growing up, the granddaughter of a lobsterman and native New Englander, I was no stranger to seafood and the delights of the sea. But it wasn’t until recent years that the Merroir of a place opened my eyes – and my taste buds! A Seattle Times food writer first coined the term ‘Merroir’ in 2003. … [Read more...] about Merroir: What’s in the Water There?