The following scheduled trips are for IFWTWA members only, become a member.
On this page we will be announcing very special trips and conferences to our members. Many will be limited in space so sign up early.
Check back often, as we will be announcing several trips this year.
Media Trips:After the host provides a tentative itinerary of what they wish to showcase (subject to change), we set up an application and itinerary (see below). The host determines the length of the trip and the number of participants. The host also determines if a pre or post trip can be offered to a region. We do have several members who are team writers and share a room.
The host determines which applicants to accept on the trip. Your credit card is not charged until registration is approved. We have a no clips, no future trips policy, and links, pdfs, videos, etc. are posted and continually updted on our Media Trip Results website. (This is a new blog and in the process of having clips added). We want our members to have as many unique experiences as possible and want hosts to have a return on their investment.
In many cases, airfare or an air allowance is included, in some cases it is not. That is spelled out with each trip. We do charge our members a registration fee, as we are a non-profit and doing all the work takes extra hours of labor we incur.
If you are interested in sponsoring an IFWTWA media trip, check out How to Sponsor a Media Trip.
Conferences:All members are able to attend our conferences and bring a guest. In addition to professional development, we like to showcase as much of the area as possible. The cost of the conference depends a great deal on the sponsors we are able to secure. They are a hybrid conference, as they are part conference and part media trip. Air is not covered for conferences, but we try to negotiate discounts. We do expect at least one article some aspect of the conference from member attendees. If you would like to host a conference, please feel free to contact Maralyn D. Hill at email@example.com or Michelle M. Winner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IFWTWA 2013 Annual Conference – Hilton Hawaiian Village|
May 23-27, 2013
May 23rd – 27th Finding the “Real Hawaii” through History, Arts, Culture, and Food Sharing Hawaii’s History, Arts, Culture & Food with the MICE/Business Events Market Oahu pre-conference arrivals: We [...]
IFWTWA Tours Lexington, Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region|
June 17-20, 2013
June 17-20, 2013 — Lexington is known around the world for producing world-class racehorses and fine bourbon. Tour Lexington’s Bluegrass Region and discover why the limestone rock base sitting just under the surface our scenic rolling hills might just be the secret ingredient for both industries. On our summer press tour we will visit several equine attractions, a bourbon distillery and a winery, in addition to some of our historic sites.
IFWTWA 2014 Annual Conference – Montgomery, AL|
Montgomery offers a combination of experiences you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. Museums dedicated to civil rights leaders, music legends or American art. A vibrant nightlife on the [...]
Sun Valley Harvest Festival — Sun Valley Idaho|
September 18-23, 2013
IFWTWA Goes to Sun Valley Harvest Festival September 18-23, 2013 Applications will be available January 1, 2013. Tentative Itinerary is available to wet your appetite. Air allowance will be available [...]
IFWTWA at HALKIDIKI – GREECE|
May 10 -14, 2013
Halkidiki can boast an amazing 550km of coastline, featuring a thousand different beaches, some rocky and imposing, others offering an endless expanse of golden sand. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards; the air is rich with the scent of wild herbs and the bees produce sweet honey. The wine and the honey of Halkidiki were the favourite flavours of Aristotle, the great philosopher and Alexander the Great’s teacher who was born here.
IFWTWA – Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama Media Tour|
November 7-11, 2012
November 7-11, 2012 Fill up with succulent Gulf seafood, wake up in beach area accommodations, discover untold stories of the area, and make some great friends along the way. Your [...]
IFWTWA & Bellingham-Whatcom County, Washington Media Trip|
September 5-11, 2012
September 5-11, 2012 Trip Description This is a 6-day hands-on tour: Expect to shuck an oyster, crack your own crab, pluck your afternoon appetizer out of a shaded forest, watch [...]
IFWTWA 4th Annual Conference – Las Vegas, Here We Come|
February 26-29, 2012
February 26-29, 2012 In moving our conference to land from the sea, we needed to set our standards high to continue to provide spectacular wine, dining, entertainment, and professional development. [...]
IFWTWA and the Napa Downtown Association|
December 4-7, 2011
Media Trip from December 4-7, 2011 Cut off date for registration is October 27, 2011. WINTER IS CABERNET SEASON PRESS TOUR SCHEDULE [nggallery id=2 template=napa] Hosted by the Napa Downtown [...]
IFWTWA/Greater Phoenix Media Tour|
October 24-30, 2011
October 24-30, 2011 Greater Phoenix offers a treasured heritage of family farms, local purveyors and long-standing festivals that make for lasting memories and enhanced culinary options throughout the Valley of [...]