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. But the garden … [Read more...] about Bees, Art, and Surprises at Sydney’s Botanic Garden
Volume 10, Issue $#9 - September 2017
Historic North Carolina Plantation Reenacts the Battle of Gettysburg on its 154th Anniversary
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 out that I could see … [Read more...] about Historic North Carolina Plantation Reenacts the Battle of Gettysburg on its 154th Anniversary
Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Don’t Let the Odor Fool You
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 pools of steaming hot mineral-laced waters, soaking in the … [Read more...] about Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Don’t Let the Odor Fool You
Food, Wine, and… Motorcycles? Cafe Veloce Delivers All Three!
By Jaimi Truhler ITWPA Member Rich tomato sauce mixed with herbs, roasted red peppers, and Italian sausage is heaped atop a bed of gluten-free pasta. Across the table, my companion savors a wood-fired pizza loaded with all the gluten I can’t enjoy. A lovely wine flight sits in front of us, and a crackling fire lights the brick hearth off to the left. Glancing around these … [Read more...] about Food, Wine, and… Motorcycles? Cafe Veloce Delivers All Three!