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  • Author Amy Piper - Secret Michigan

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA we discover some of the hidden gems and forgotten stories of Michigan with Amy Piper, author of "Secret Michigan: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure" (Reedy Press).  Amy Piper is a freelance travel writer, blogger, and photographer who specializes in luxury and multigenerational travel. She travels through the lens of a food lover and has been to 41 countries and 45 states around the world. A native Michigander, she is also the author of “100 Things to Do in Lansing Before You Die” (Reedy Press) and is published in the book "Midwest Road Trip Adventures." More at https://followthepiper.com/ Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 

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  • Bernie van der Linde - Must-Do Travel Experiences in South Africa

    43:44
    South Africa offers a unique blend of nature, culture, ocean, and unique thrill-seeking experiences. On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA, travel journalist Bernie van der Linde shares why South Africa is known as "a world in one country," and discusses its diverse landscapes and experiences. Read her article that highlights some of her recommended must-dos when you visit the country: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/must-do-experiences-in-south-africa/ Bernie founded the travel blog https://travelbuddieslifestyle.com/ with her best friend and business partner, Petra, where they share their travel experiences of unique and luxurious destinations. Bernie’s love for exploring has taken her to many exotic locations around the world. Her passion for writing and travel has made her a trusted source of information and inspiration for the discerning traveller looking to explore the world in style. Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at https://www.ifwtwa.org/ Follow Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Shows with IFWTWA Here: https://shows.acast.com/big-blend-radio-ifwtwa 
  • Embrace Beautiful Whidbey and Camano Islands in Washington State

    49:21
    It's all about what to experiences on Whidbey and Camano Islands on this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA. Featured guest is Inge Morascini who talks about the area's nature and outdoor adventures, farms and regional flavors, history and cultural arts, seasonal events, and unique lodging destinations. Located in the middle of Puget Sound, Whidbey and Camano Islands are an easy drive from Seattle. A great antidote for big city pressures, these rural islands feature wide-open beaches, scenic vistas, outdoor adventures, great art, fine dining, and more. See: https://whidbeycamanoislands.com/ For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
  • Susan Lanier-Graham - RV Travel in Western National Park Country

    48:37
    From the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone to Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Susan Lanier-Graham, who shares some of her RV adventures through America's Western National Park Country, along with some great advice for those just getting started in RV travel.Susan Lanier-Graham is the publisher and founder of https://www.wanderwithwonder.com, an award-winning digital food, wine, and travel publication. She is also managing editor of North Peoria Lifestyle, and has authored more than 75 books and hundreds of magazine articles for a variety of print and online publications. Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
  • Food, Music, and Festive Family Fun in Lafayette, Louisiana

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    Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. From outdoor adventures to festivals, music, and foodie fun, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features Benjamin J. Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, who shares what to experience in Lafayette this spring-fall 2024. More: https://www.lafayettetravel.com/For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/
  • Travel Writer Sharon Kurtz - A Taste of Poland

    33:39
    Poland’s breathtaking landscapes, history, and exceptional cuisine render it a must-visit destination. On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA, Sharon Kurtz shares her recent adventures in the captivating cities of Warsaw, Krakow, and Poznan, where she experienced Poland’s culinary renaissance and found hidden gems along the way. You can read about it in her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/a-taste-of-poland-from-michelin-stars-to-hidden-gems/ Sharon Kurtz is an Austin-based freelance travel writer and award-winning photographer. She is passionate about exploring the world and sharing her experiences through captivating storytelling. She is an active member of The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and The International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Follow her travels on https://sharonkkurtz.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/shar_kurtz Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at https://www.ifwtwa.org/ Follow Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Shows with IFWTWA Here: https://shows.acast.com/big-blend-radio-ifwtwa 
  • Julie Diebolt Price - Southwest Road Trip

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features award-winning travel writer and photographer Julie Diebolt Price who gives a fun overview of her southwest road trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Golden, Boulder, and Denver in Colorado, and Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico. Hear about the restaurants, public art, unique experiences, and amazing hotels she stayed in including Table Mountain Inn, Hotel Boulderado, The Maven Hotel, Inn & Spa at Loretto, and Hotel Chaco. You can read about it all in her article, here: http://tinyurl.com/5xvwdusjLearn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/