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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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My backpack, my daughter and me: Part 2

July 11, 2015 – 10:36 pm
Award-winning story Bay Area Travel Writers.

Our first night in Athens after arriving late in the evening and desperate for a place to drop our bodies and our backpacks, we found ourselves in the sleaziest hotel I have ever seen. But on the whole, Greece was great. So great, we spent almost a month there instead of the planned two weeks. This story recently won ‘Gold’ in the Bay Area Travel Writers internet travel article award category.

Travel to Poland: Copernicus, Olstzyn, Grunwald and Malbork

July 5, 2015 – 1:06 pm
Olstzyn castle

Reflections on a month-long ‘roots’ trip.
Positively Poland: Four
“We should take an early breakfast. Our day’s destination will be Malbork where …

Travel to Poland: Magical Masuria and din in Ryn

July 5, 2015 – 12:28 am
Historic site.

After breakfast I want show you the region of Masuria, the land of one thousand lakes. The best way for us to visit this region is, when we get there, to walk a bit and then to rent a small houseboat and spend a few hours on the water exploring.

Travel to Poland: Gravely Grajewo

July 3, 2015 – 8:25 am
Grajewo cemetery.

Wanda Hennig blogs about her month-long ‘roots’ trip to Poland.
Positively Poland: Two
“We should take early breakfast and drive to Grajewo …

Romancing the goosebumps at Canada’s ice hotel

June 22, 2015 – 11:57 am
Ice hotel bedroom, Canada.

Canada’s Hôtel de Glace is a pristine sanctuary that comes into being each year, never in quite the same form, then melts away, like it was all an illusion. A hotel with no restaurant, no room service, no TV or Internet access and where, to get to the loo in the middle of the night, you have to negotiate an outdoor courtyard where the temperature is below freezing and, if snow is falling, it will be falling on you.

Travel to Poland: Welcome to Warsaw

January 4, 2015 – 8:06 am
Warsaw Old Town and the iconic mermaid.

Culinary travel and feature writer Wanda Hennig, the daughter of a Pole, goes to Poland to explore her roots. She starts her trip and her blog in Warsaw.

Travel: Making Waves at Mavericks

January 25, 2014 – 9:02 am
Sam's Chowder House

You don’t have to be stoked on surfing to enjoy a great escape to Mavericks the famed surf spot and …

Buddhist Retreat Center on CNN top 10 list

December 9, 2013 – 9:01 am
Meditation hall BRC.

The Buddhist Retreat Center in rural Ixopo, South Africa, has been named by CNN as one of the world’s Top 10 meditation retreat centers. Those who know the BRC, which opened in 1980 and attracts mindfulness enthusiasts from around South African and internationally, are not surprised.

Taste for Travel: 20 Tips for Culinary Travel Adventurers

March 1, 2013 – 5:54 pm
Wanda Hennig culinary panel

A foodie panel talks Culinary Travel at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show. If you’re a seasoned culinary traveler, …

The man who built Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium

October 7, 2012 – 11:56 am
Inside the stadium during the Spain vs Switzerland game in 2010.

The brief lead architect Gerhard le Roux got was to create a world-class, multi-purpose sporting facility and an iconic, innovative and sustainable landmark for Durban. The resulting Moses Mabhida Stadium would be the jewel in the Kings Park Sporting precinct. The entire area would feature additional sporting arenas and facilities as well as restaurants, shops, children’s play areas and a pedestrian walkway linking the stadium complex to the beach.