Featured Member Deborah Stone

Deborah Stone avatarDeborah Stone is an established travel writer and columnist, who crosses the globe in search of unique destinations and experiences to share with her readers and listeners. As an avid explorer, I welcome new opportunities to increase awareness and enthusiasm for places, people, culture, food, history, nature, outdoor adventure, wellness and more. My travels have taken me to nearly 100 countries and to all seven continents, and my stories appear in numerous print and digital publications, including Luxe Beat Magazine, Big Blend Magazine, Northwest Prime Time, Los Alamos Monitor, Traveler Confidential Magazine, Santa Fe Fine Lifestyles Magazine, AAA New Mexico Journey and Travelworld International Magazine, among others. I also share my travel experiences on Big Blend Radio, as a regular contributor. My work reaches well over 2 million readers and listeners representing a demographic of primarily affluent professionals and active retirees.

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Colorful Hot Air Balloon Basket Riders Over Albuquerque, New MexicoHot Air Balloon Over Albuquerque by Debbie Stone © Deborah Stone

"A hot air balloon ride often ranks atop many travelers’ bucket lists. It’s not hard to understand why, as the experience is magical. It’s an unmatched way to provide a unique perspective of the environment. And what better place to embark on this enchanting journey than Albuquerque, the 'hot air balloon capital of the world.' I shot this image with my iPhone when the hot air balloon I was riding in momentarily 'kissed' another balloon. We were so close, I could almost make out the faces of the people in the other balloon. I set the shot to encompass the panorama of the city scape and mountains in the background."

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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.

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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.



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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.