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Hautvillers, France…a Village to Visit
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Hautvillers, France…a Village to Visit

Hautvillers, France by Wendy VanHatten When we can travel to France, check out the small villages in addition to more well-known cities. Why? Small villages in France are meant to be explored on foot. Hautvillers, in the north east part of France in the Champagne region, is one of those […]

Prosecco
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Prosecco

Prosecco…a Bubbly Favorite by Wendy VanHatten Do you like Prosecco? It’s an easy drink, the bubbles give excitement to your glass, and it’s affordable. It makes a great spritz, pairing it with some Aperol. But, what else do you know about it? Did you know the Glera grape, which grew […]

Troyes, France
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Troyes, France

Troyes and Books by Wendy VanHatten   The city of Troyes is steeped in more history than I can recount. Take books, especially pocket books. More commonly recognized as paperback books, these got their start here in Troyes. Starting out as “Blue Books” in the early 17th century, these were […]

Nation’s Largest Ghost Tour ‘Nightly Spirits’ Helping Resurrect Local Restaurant Scenes
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Nation’s Largest Ghost Tour ‘Nightly Spirits’ Helping Resurrect Local Restaurant Scenes

::: Haunted tour operator welcomes back guests for nightly thrills :::   After months of “going dark” on hiatus amid the COVID-19 health crisis that brought America to a veritable standstill over the first and second quarter of 2020, many restaurants and bars are reopening—or are poised to do so […]

Au Lapin Agile
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Au Lapin Agile

Au Lapin Agile by Wendy VanHatten Walking toward a museum in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, we noticed what we thought was a small restaurant. It was right across the street from Clos Montmartre, the vineyard nestled on the hills below the museum. With the name Au Lapin Agile on […]

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 […]

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