Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Are You Flying With Your Pet?
Travel

Are You Flying With Your Pet?

When I travel, I see other travelers with dogs. Some are in carriers. Some on leashes. Some are definitely service dogs. Others are pets. I’ve often wondered what you do if you have a dog in an airport terminal. I found several airports with places for your furry pooch. There […]

Do You Worry?
Travel

Do You Worry?

Do you worry about identity theft when traveling? Here are a few suggestions which might ease your mind. I make two copies of everything I am taking…credit cards, passport, ID, everything. I leave one copy at home. I give the second set of my info to my husband to pack […]

Cheers!
Dining and Entertainment

Cheers!

Champagne is meant to be enjoyed…with friends, for special occasions, for a Tuesday night. It doesn’t matter. Recently, I read some tips for enjoying your glass to the fullest. Keep it at around 50 degrees. Much colder than that and you can’t taste the nuances it offers. Drink it from […]

What to Drink While Eating Your Gingerbread House
Holidays

What to Drink While Eating Your Gingerbread House

Wines and Foods this Season by Wendy VanHatten Looking for wine ideas to pair with some Christmas or Holiday foods? How about trying some of these? Many I’ve personally paired. Others have been given to me by friends who love food and wine! With your appetizers…Chenin Blanc or Bubbly if […]

Love Those Bubbles…
Travel

Love Those Bubbles…

Do you like Prosecco? It’s an easy drink, the bubbles give excitement to your glass, and it’s affordable. But, what else do you know about it? Did you know the Glera grape, which grew in the Prosecco region of Italy, was grown in Ancient Rome? Have you ever looked at […]

Chateau de Chenonceau
Travel

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau by Wendy VanHatten Quite the distinction to say Chateau de Chenonceau is the most visited and the most photographed chateau in the Loire Valley in France. It’s also been called the ladies chateau, as ladies have been the most influential in its design…from early on to the […]

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