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.

Montezuma Castle, Arizona
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Montezuma Castle, Arizona

Montezuma Castle by Wendy VanHatten Southern Sinagua farmers built this five-story 20 room dwelling between 1100 and 1300 south of Flagstaff, Arizona. It occupies a cliff recess 100 feet above the valley floor. Early American settlers assumed it was built by the Aztec, naming it Montezuma Castle. One structure, called […]

Acquiesce Winery
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Acquiesce Winery

Acquiesce Winery Wendy VanHatten   I love Rhone style white wines, which can be hard to find in the US. It was surprising this style in Lodi, California where Acquiesce Winery creates these in small batches. Their 10.5 acre farm grows only Rhone style varietals with vines sourced from Chateau […]

Cassis, France
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Cassis, France

Cassis, France by Wendy VanHatten France is opening up to vaccinated Americans. Yay…Maybe we’ll get back sooner than we first thought. If so, we’ll probably head to Cassis. Why? Keep reading… St. Tropez is beautiful. No doubt about that. It’s also crowded much of the year. After all…it is the […]

Braseria La Llar
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Braseria La Llar

Braseria La Llar By Wendy VanHatten Thinking of Spain and France… Traveling from Barcelona, Spain to Narbonne, France lunch seemed like a great idea. Our early morning coffee and pastries were just a memory. Not even a crumb remained. Problem was…where to stop? Restaurants were not evident along the highway, […]

Abbaye de Fontfroide
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Abbaye de Fontfroide

Abbaye de Fontfroide by Wendy VanHatten The Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide is nestled in the foothills of the Corbières, south-west of Narbonne. Founded in 1093, Fontfroide, now classified as a Historic Monument and a Great Site of Occitania, crosses centuries, eras and events, witness to history for present and future generations. […]

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 […]

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