Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

An Electric Desert?
Travel

An Electric Desert?

The Electric Desert Experiences in the desert are interesting. Succulents and cacti, both large and small, look different from dawn to dusk. Desert blooms offer a whole other look to the sometimes-barren landscape. Visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix promised to be interesting since we were going at night. […]

La Quinta Arts Festival…A Sight For Your Eyes
Travel

La Quinta Arts Festival…A Sight For Your Eyes

You really do need to see it to believe it. La Quinta Arts Festival has been ranked the #1 Fine Art and the #1 Fine Craft festival in the nation. Strolling the grounds, the setting couldn’t be more beautiful. Green grass, a lake in the middle with its own Island […]

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 […]

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