By Diane Leone On a recent trip to San Francisco to attend a conference, I found myself trying to decide what to do with my free time. Instead of the typical tourist things in the city, I decided on a wine-tasting trip to the Tri-Valley area and a trip to Sausalito. After a 45-minute ride on the public transportation system (Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART), the Tri-Valley area … [Read more...] about Adventures Just Outside San Francisco
Volume 4, Issue #11 - December 2011
By Tom McGovernITWPA Member“I am innocent. I will leave it to my counsel to speak for me,” Lizzie Borden proclaimed at her trial in 1893. That counsel did indeed get Ms. Borden acquitted of murder. Twelve men on June 29, 1893 found this young woman not guilty of murdering her father and her stepmother, Abby Durfree Grey.We all remember the children’s … [Read more...] about At the Lizzie Borden B&B, You Decide: Guilty or Innocent?
By Adrienne JordanThree miles of golden-sand beaches, four championship golf courses, and an 11-mile nature trail are just the beginning of the exciting features of the famed Dorado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Designated as the “Hamptons of the Caribbean,” this luxury 140-acre eco-resort was built by Laurence Rockefeller in 1958 with his vision of preserving … [Read more...] about Dorado Beach: An Exclusive Puerto Rican Getaway
By Roy StevensonITWPA MemberPhotographs by Linda PopovichLocked between mountains and the Gastineau Channel, Juneau is a great portal for visitors to be introduced to the rugged and beautiful “last frontier” state of Alaska. With a population of 31,000, Juneau is a cross between a city, a frontier town, a cruise ship destination, and small town America, all of which … [Read more...] about Juneau: Alaska’s Frontier City
By Heather RathITWPA MemberMany, many small fish attack my feet and feverishly nibble at my ankles, toes, and soles. I gaze into the tank of water into which my legs are dangling and watch with great interest, because the Dr. Fish attendant assures me the fish are only cleaning my feet. “There is nothing to worry about,” she says in English. “This is safe and … [Read more...] about How to be Fish Bait