By Jackie Dwelle Gatlinburg is the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Dollywood. Hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, tubing, and geocaching are just some of the activities available in the national park. Visitors driving U.S. Route 441 across the park to Cherokee, North Carolina, are treated to hazy, misty blue vistas across … [Read more...] about Tudor Inn: Splendid Customer Service!
Volume 9, Issue #10 - October 2016
By Engrid Barnett ITWPA Member Immense tabletop rock formations, narrow canyons concealing freshwater springs, reservoirs humming with songbirds and waterfowl, rough-hewn historic ranch sites, and breathtaking big game herds await visitors to Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. A wilderness epitomizing the “unofficial anthem” of the American West, “Home on the Range,” it is … [Read more...] about Home on the Range: Rustic Weekend Adventures in Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
By Sarah Van Blaricum Summer is wrapping up, which means a whole host of exciting things are on the horizon for fall: the kids going back to school, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin beers, and, of course, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Disney World. If you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of this wildly popular Disney event, it’s a … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Ways to Save Money at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
By Linda Wilkie ITWPA Member If you’re thirsty for a day trip from Austin or San Antonio, enjoy a relaxing 50-mile rural cruise down Wine Road 290 in the Texas Hill Country to William Chris Vineyards to taste internationally award-winning, locally grown and crafted wines. William Blackmon and Chris Brundrett comprise the veteran wine-growing partnership of William Chris … [Read more...] about William Chris Vineyards: A Tasty Trip Down Texas Wine Road 290
By Kimberley Player ITWPA Member The San Francisco Bay Area is famous for its Napa Valley wineries and, more recently, for an influx of craft breweries in the East Bay. But if you want a one-of-a-kind experience off the beaten tasting track, skip the wine and beer and go sake sampling in Berkeley! Takara Sake USA is the name on the side of a large, nondescript warehouse … [Read more...] about Beyond the Breweries: Sake Tasting in an Eclectic Berkeley Hideaway