By Jillian Ford-Carver A gallery employee pulls me aside as if to share a well-kept secret. “Take a peek under this dining table; there were buttons installed to call the servants (a preferred alternative to yelling down the hall),” he says. “This is the only room in the villa that looks just as it did when Mestrovic lived here.” The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery had not even … [Read more...] about An Unexpected Gem in a Land with Countless Treasures
Volume 7, Issue #9 - September 2014
By Shannon McChesney ITWPA Member It is a beautiful sunny August day in Hiroshima, Japan. The cool breeze off the river is welcome relief from the hot summer day. But amidst the wonderful weather stands a structure infused with sadness and pain, the reason for my pilgrimage. The Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall, now known as the A-Bomb Dome, is an imposing reminder of … [Read more...] about From the Ashes: Hiroshima Revisited
By Joe Hanneken ITWPA Member Dallas’s premier upscale neighborhood restaurant is celebrating its 25th year serving traditional Italian food to its neighbors. So what happened to the “great little neighborhood restaurant”? Remember that favored place where you were sure to recognize a neighbor or two? Well, hidden away in the trendy Knox/Henderson area, within striking … [Read more...] about Adelmo’s Ristorante — Where the Dallas Locals Dine
By Shelli Elledge Photographs by Ron Elledge ITWPA Members Uniformed and caring staff members to assist... sweeping views of life along the water’s edge... smells of specially prepared pastries for this afternoon’s tea. On a Rhine River cruise -- in my opinion, the Rhine is the most magical river to cruise -- guests are never far from the comforts of home. Relaxing on our … [Read more...] about Cruising the Rhine River: The Magic is More Than Just Castles!
By Ken Potter ITWPA Member On a visit to England’s West Country, it’s easy to miss the village of Cheddar, tucked away at the foot of the Mendip Hills, 18 miles southwest of Bristol. But this picturesque gem, hidden deep in rural Somerset, is a trove of touristic treasure and well worth the effort of swinging off the main highway. Behind the village, cleaving into the … [Read more...] about Cheddar Gorge — A Hidden Treasure