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.

Travel…What Do We Do?
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Travel…What Do We Do?

Do We Stay or Do We Go? By Wendy VanHatten Read your emails, check your Facebook page, turn on TV, and what do you see? Reports about the Coronavirus, COVID-19…some factual, some fearful, and many confusing. It seems everyone has an opinion. For me, it is a real dilemma. We […]

STEP Notifications
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STEP Notifications

Before we travel, I always register my trip with STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). You can find out more information at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/step.html. By doing this, I learn where the nearest embassy is, what to do if I lose my passport, and so much more. Another thing I receive are travel […]

Are These Really the Worst Seats?
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Are These Really the Worst Seats?

Are You Really Sitting in the Worst Seats on the Plane? It sure feels like it. If this is a long flight or an international one, it might feel even worse. So, where are you sitting. If you are in the back row…it’s probably a good bet you have a […]

Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord

We visited several chateaux throughout the Loire Valley in France. They are all so different and impressive in their own way.   Chateau de Chambord is the largest of the Loire Valley Chateau, even though it was originally built as a hunting lodge for King Francois I. His main palaces […]

Uber and Lyft
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Uber and Lyft

  Have you read the news about LAX, Los Angeles International Airport, and the changes with taxis, Uber, and Lyft? If not, this is what is happening. You will no longer be able to catch a ride with any of those on the arrivals level roadway. This is true for […]

Should I Fly With That?
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Should I Fly With That?

Flying with Gifts…TSA Rules Maybe you’re getting ready to fly somewhere this holiday season and have gifts. Or, maybe you’ve been somewhere and want to bring home some souvenirs. Do you know the TSA rules and guidelines? Avoid anything that appears to be a weapon. This means toy weapons as […]

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