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CHECK, PLEASE! Bay Area Reviews: Backdoor Bistro & Wine Bar, Kingdom Dumpling, 
John Ash & Co.

Check Please! Bay Area reviews a California-casual spot in Vacvaille, a San Francisco hole-in-the-wall eatery serving up tongue-burning, steaming dumplings and a Santa Rosa restaurant serving seasonal wine country cuisine.

WE Magazine for Women
2014 Who's Who - Travel Author
Wendy VanHattan

Boom : Inspired Living In Your Prime Magazine

(Formally Prime Time Living Magazine)

Wendy VanHatten, Editor

Prime Time Living Magazine is published bi-monthly, with a readership in northern California. As editor I work closely with the owner to bring quality articles and information to our active 40, 50, and 60 year old readers. We cover issues related to travel, wine, food, health, living with aging parents, baby boomers, finances, illnesses, growing old versus growing up, sports, and a host of other topics. Please take a look.

A Day in Assisi

By Wendy VanHatten

More than just another pretty hill town perched above the Tuscan countryside, Assisi charms with its cobblestone walkways that double as streets, its peaceful atmosphere, and its Italian history. In fact it’s not even in Tuscany. Assisi sits about 90 miles north of Rome in the rolling hills of Umbria. This well preserved medieval town is known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis, 1182 – 1226 AD.

Travel Articles

As a travel writer, I have been featured in magazines around the world. You might find my articles in Southwest’s Spirit Magazine, International Living, Siouxland, or Southern Living. I continue to write about California and places I have traveled…all with an interesting twist. Check them out…

Armstrong Redwoods…Giants of the Forests

By Wendy VanHatten


Wander among Giants. Marvel at larger-than-life Icicles growing hundreds of feet above the floor. Stand next to a 1,400 year old Colonel. Have your photo taken with Parson Jones, a giant at 310 feet.


Then reflect at the absolute quiet.


Looking for an accessible place to view a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of Northern California before logging operations started in the 19th century? Armstrong Redwoods SNR, located near Guerneville in northern California, is just such a place.

The Enchanted Hill
By Wendy VanHatten
Thompson: Mr. Kane was a man who got everything he wanted, and then lost it. Maybe Rosebud was something he couldn't get, or something he lost. Anyway, I don't think it would have explained everything. I don't think any word can explain a man's life. No, I guess Rosebud is just a piece in a jigsaw puzzle...a missing piece.