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Avignon Food and Wine Tour
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Avignon Food and Wine Tour

Avignon Food and Wine Tour by Wendy VanHatten Mention Avignon, France and many people know this is where the pope lived during the early 14th century. Hence the imposing Palais des Papes which dominates the skyline of Avignon. I’ll save that for another article. On our last visit, we signed […]

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5 Reasons the BMW Performance Center West is a Travel Itinerary Imperative

With the travel and tourism sector having taken a gut punch this year amid coronavirus concerns, many are seeking new and innovative ways to enjoy memorable vacation activities—particularly those that allow for individualized experiences that inherently facilitate crowd avoidance. With that, I’ve found a fabulous option in the BMW Performance […]

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 […]

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