Share

cover art for Celebrate the Fall and Holiday Season in Costa Mesa, California

Big Blend Radio: Food, Wine, and Travel

Celebrate the Fall and Holiday Season in Costa Mesa, California

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features Paulette Lombardi-Fries, the President of Travel Costa Mesa, who shares what to experience in the "City of the Arts" during the fall and holiday season.


Costa Mesa is centrally located in Orange County, Southern California and is known for its public, visual and performing arts scene, diverse shopping and delectable dining opportunities, beautiful local parks and outdoor spaces, and nearby beaches and theme park attractions. With it's esteemed selection of hotel properties, it also makes for an ideal meeting, conference, retreat, wedding and special events destination. More at https://www.travelcostamesa.com/


Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/

 

More episodes

View all episodes

  • Julie Diebolt Price - Southwest Road Trip

    01:00:57
    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/
  • How CityPASS Attraction Tickets Can Save You Money

    30:04
    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s “Food Wine & Travel Show” with IFWTWA features Meg Heinen of CityPASS, who shares how you can save BIG on the top attractions across North America in landmark cities and destinations like Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, San Diego & Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto. Learn more at https://www.citypass.com/ Airing every 2nd Tuesday, this Big Blend Radio show is in partnership with the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Learn more at: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ Photos Courtesy of CityPASS: Space Needle with Seattle skyline with Mount Rainier in the distance; Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Passing Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty. 
  • Judy Karnia - Scottsdale Has Fun and Sun Any Time of the Year

    30:31
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Judy Karnia who provides a delightful overview of what to experience in sunny Scottsdale, Arziona. Hear about the city's nature and outdoor recreational adventures, the virbant downtown, art and cultural activities, as well as the delectable dining and wine tasting opportunities. Read Judy's article here: http://tinyurl.com/3a3y7tp7Judy retired after 30 years as a feline veterinarian and is now focusing on travel writing and guiding forest bathing. After growing up in Chicago and living in the Midwest for many years, she moved to Scottsdale for the warm weather and desert scenery. She enjoys visiting urban areas to explore art and culture but also seeks out peaceful natural areas to recharge. Follow her adventures at https://judykarnia.com/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
  • David Kriso - The Joys of Amtrak Travel

    53:26
    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features travel writer and lecturer David Kriso who talks about the many benefits of Amtrak travel. David's railroading spirit has taken him aboard the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado, and to the top of Pike’s Pike aboard the Manitou Springs and Pike’s Peak Railway. Recently, he’s ridden on the Saratoga & North Creek and the Wilmington & Western Railroads. He enjoys traveling aboard Amtrak to wherever the rails take him. See his Amtrak stories on his site, https://dektraveljournal.com/ Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
  • Rose Palmer - Adventures with Iceland ProCruises

    41:51
    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Rose Palmer who talks about her 10-day travel adventure with Iceland ProCruises. On this 10-day cruise, she experienced the major cultural and scenic highlights as well as some off the beaten path sights with knowledgeable local guides. Read her story here: http://tinyurl.com/mv7536p5Traveling the world is one of Rose Palmer's deepest passions which continues to add to her ever growing quilt of life experiences. She likes to focus her traveling lens on art, architecture, history, nature and soft adventure with a touch of luxury. Rose shares her award winning stories and photos on her blog https://quiltripping.com/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
  • Dave DeGolyer - Explore Steuben County in Upstate New York

    40:54
    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features Dave DeGolyer from Explore Steuben, who shares what to experience in Corning and Steuben County, up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York.  WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/mW2i4tiq_Yw Between the extraordinary landscape and outdoor adventures, the charming small towns, the variety and affordability of activities, the accessibility of the region, the first-rate culinary options and award-winning wineries, world-renowned art, and the laid-back, unpretentious vibe that distinguishes the region’s personality, it’s difficult to find anywhere quite like Steuben County. Plan your visit: http://www.exploresteuben.com/ SAVE THE DATE: September 8-11, 2024 for the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) 2024 Professional Development Conference. Learn more at https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
  • Why Join the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association

    47:53
    This special episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features five board members who share the benefits of joining the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. They also give a brief overview of the 2024 IFWTWA Conference experience in upstate New York.FEATURED GUESTS:* Cori Solomon - IFWTWA President and Membership Chair. More: https://www.writtenpalette.com/* Amy Piper - IFWTWA Director & Publications Editor. More: https://followthepiper.com/* Kat Anderson - IFWTWA Board Member & Social Media Chair. More: https://coffeeandmascara.org/* Dave Nershi - IFWTWA First VP & Professional Development Chair. More: http://www.vino-sphere.com/* Debbra Dunning Brouilette - IFWTWA Board Member & Media Trip Chair. More: https://tropicaltravelgirl.com/For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/
  • Gavin Booth and Marni Patterson - Must-Do Travel Experiences

    47:52
    From Northern Greece and New Brunswick, Canada to South Carolina and Texas, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA focuses on must-do travel experiences. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DEyiuX1RkKQ  FEATURED IFWTWA TRAVEL WRITERS:* GAVIN BOOTH and his wife Karen started CoupleintheKitchen.com while on a wine-filled trip to Sonoma, California. Their blog is focused on building a strong relationship through frequent date nights, travel adventures, and recipes that they create together.*** See some of their stories as discusses in the podcast:- https://coupleinthekitchen.com/best-seafood-in-myrtle-beach/ - https://coupleinthekitchen.com/myrtle-beach-in-fall/ - https://coupleinthekitchen.com/25-top-date-ideas-in-frisco-texas/ - https://coupleinthekitchen.com/guide-to-fredericksburg-tx-wineries/ - https://coupleinthekitchen.com/virgin-voyages-food/ * MARNIE PATTERSON has written about technology for years and has expanded into travel writing. She was bitten with the travel bug while living in Belgium for a year as an exchange student. Since then, she's been to just about every country in Europe and is making her way through Asia/Pacific.*** See some of her stories about New Brunswick, as discussed on the podcast:- https://rovology.com/canada/scottish-for-a-day-at-the-new-brunswick-highland-games-festival/  - https://www.wanderwithwonder.com/experience-amazing-sea-kayaking-on-the-bay-of-fundy/ - https://rovology.com/canada/stonehammer-unesco-geopark-a-billion-years-of-geological-and-indigenous-history/ - https://travelbyvacationrental.com/beach-street-inn-luxury-meets-history-in-new-brunswick/ Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
  • Dan Howard - What to Experience in Park City, Utah

    38:00
    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features Dan Howard, VP Of Communications at Visit Park City, who shares what to experience in Park City, Utah, a world-renowned destination for outdoor adventure and mountain town charm. While working to become a leader in sustainable tourism, Park City offers year-round recreation, stunning scenery, a vibrant cultural and culinary scene, and a historic Main Street lined with charming shops, delightful restaurants, and cozy cafes. Park City is one of the most accessible year-round destinations in North America, and is located just 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City International Airport. Plan your visit: https://www.visitparkcity.com/ For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/