"Warmest wishes to you for all the magic, all the peace, and all the joy."

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Featured Member Deborah Stone

Sharon Kurtz avatarAuthor: Sharon Kurtz is a freelance travel writer and tour leader for a women's travel group who shares her passion for travel, culture and food by exploring local customs and flavors at home and around the globe. Her love of exotic destinations & traditions began as a young girl with a train journey to Montreal for the World's Fair. People spoke French and ate strange and wonderful fool... she was hooked and hopes to never recover. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and 3 dogs, but her carry-on is always packed ready for the next adventure. She enjoys writing about solo women travel, international destinations, adventure and culinary travel for web based and print magazines. Contact Sharon and see more of her work at SharonKKurtz.com.

December Banner Photograph:

Barcelona holiday bakery shelves of crusty breads, scale and large gingerbread manBarcelona Holiday Bakery © Sharon Kurtz
"Barcelona Holiday Bakery © Sharon Kurtz"  transports you to the festive streets of the Catalan capital of Spain on a chilly, 2016 December afternoon. With twinkling lights and the scent of pine needles in the air, you can’t help but feel the magic of Christmas. I shot this photo of a holiday bakery window display on a small side street in the gothic quarter. Gingerbread cookies are beloved during the holidays in Barcelona. I was taken in by the traditional trappings of the bakery, the aroma of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon wafting from the open door." 

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IFWTWA Webinar Series

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You may not be able to travel right now but IFWTWA takes you on journeys to various locations and wineries through our Webinar Series. Visit Palm Springs, Medford or the San Juan Island. Discover the Malbec grape or learn about the wines of Rioja. If food is your thing, discover some interesting things about chocolate. Our members enjoy an interactive journey and much more with their IFWTWA membership.   

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Mission Statement

To be the organization of choice for food, wine, and travel writers. We create programs and services to enhance professional development and facilitate networking while creating a marketplace for destinations, brands, and media professionals to collaborate. We strive to meet the dynamic needs of our writers' community making a lasting impact on the careers of our members.

We Don't Just Talk. We Do.

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We provide engaging conferences, enriching media trips, regional events, public profiles, private social community, and custom discounts from Digiprove, Hertz, and MedjetAssist.

You gain the opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues daily, publish in Food Wine Travel Magazine, record podcasts for radio credits, listen to our Professional Development Webinar Series, grow your brand on social media, and establish valuable lifetime connections.



Excellent ROI for DMOs.

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You’re a travel or hospitality industry pro who knows your venue: city, region, country, and what makes your destination desirable. You need quality, thought-provoking, compelling stories, and recurring return on investment.

We make it easy for the industry, tourism, destination management organizations and our sponsors to find vetted professionals. IFWTWA members publish, broadcast, share, promote, tweet, and repeat to boost your worldwide visibility.