Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Meet Wendy VanHatten – WINE & TRAVEL EDITOR. Wendy is Editor in Chief for Prime Time Living Magazine, travel writer, editor for authors, published author, and food, wine, and travel blogger. She is a member of the Bay Area Travel Writers Association. Her children’s books, the Max and Myron series, teach children to read while learning to become good citizens with positive character traits. Other books published include a mystery, a Napa Wine Guide, and one about her dad and WWII. Wendy documents travel advice and photos in her blog, www.travelsandescapes.blogspot.com. More information about Wendy and her books may be found at www.wendyvanhatten.com.

Collioure, France
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Collioure, France

Collioure, France by Wendy VanHatten Only 15 miles from Spain, Collioure is a mix of French, Spanish, and Catalan. We saw French street signs, yellow and red Catalan flags, and those with a mix of Spanish thrown in. On the Mediterranean coast of southern France, called the Vermillion Coast, Collioure’s […]

Burg Eltz
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Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz By Wendy VanHatten Germany has many castles you can visit. One of the prettiest is Burg Eltz. Eltz Castle is a medieval castle located deep in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family […]

Morro Bay, California
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Morro Bay, California

Stop Along the Central Coast of California and Visit Morro Bay by Wendy VanHatten Peregrine Falcons, Otters, Sea Lions, and That Rock…Oh My! If you were dropped into a seaside village with a mild Mediterranean climate and heard the term “Gibraltar of the Pacific”, would you know where you landed? […]

Old Mission San Luis Rey
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Old Mission San Luis Rey

Old Mission San Luis Rey by Wendy VanHatten History: Missions in Alta California were established as a result of the threat of Russian fur trappers encroaching on the area. Spain learned land could be claimed inexpensively by establishing a mission, sending dedicated padres and supplies, and adding some soldiers for […]

When Should I Renew My Passport?
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When Should I Renew My Passport?

Passport Renewals by Wendy VanHatten It’s a new year and with any luck we’ll be traveling again. Now is a good time to look at your passport. Double check the expiration date. Is it valid for at least six months past the dates of any planned international trips? Since passports […]

Cooking with Induction
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Cooking with Induction

Induction Stove by Wendy Vanhatten When we built our new home, I wanted a gas range. I’m a cook and this is what I like to cook on. Fast forward to not being able to get natural gas in our location…and I learned about induction cooking. In the 1830s an […]

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