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Try Pop’s Diner for a taste of nostalgia at Carolina Beach

I go to the beach in the off-season because it’s the perfect time and place for a writer to write. However, I still like to explore and enjoy being a tourist as well. While spending a winter weekend working on my book at Carolina Beach, North Carolina,  I was directed to Pop’s Diner by a local. Pop’s is a delightful, old-time diner and proved to be the perfect spot for lunch. Fabulous, Fun Atmosphere Before I even walked inside, I could tell this is a fun place. The kitschy 1950's/1960's style décor is bright and cheerful. Old-time shiny red booths [...]

Tupelo Honey Café adds Southern flavor to Asheville’s dining scene

Asheville, North Carolina has a lot going for it. The city is home to the Biltmore Estate, oodles of craft breweries, breath taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a thriving artistic community. It’s also got an exciting restaurant scene serving an array of cuisines to satisfy virtually any appetite. While in Asheville for the holidays, we were looking for a good, downhome Southern dinner. We found just that at Tupelo Honey Café. Sweet Tea is often called the Southern House Wine, but you can get it without sugar too. Located on College Street in the heart of Asheville’s [...]

A visit to the Hinds Head in Bray; neighbour to the Fat Duck in iconic village

A guest post by Michael Hepworth of Perfect Travel Today The HINDS HEAD in the picturesque village of Bray in Berkshire, England, is one of three owned by superstar chef Heston Blumenthal (HB) of FAT DUCK fame, and the Michelin 1 Star pub is located right next to the Fat Duck sharing a parking lot. A visit there on a cold November day for lunch was quite memorable for several reasons, including of course the food. Even if you are in the area and not hungry, this is a great place just to have a drink at the bar. The [...]

Triangle Food Tour is a tasty way to discover Durham’s historic past and culinary present

I'm a big fan of food tours. A walking food tour is a terrific way to learn about a city while enjoying some of its best culinary offerings. Triangle Food Tour travels through downtown Durham, North Carolina introducing tour-goers to some of the delicious highlights of Durham’s culinary scene while imparting historic facts and fascinating details of the Bull City. Durham's Bright Leaf Square Durham's Culinary Scene Durham's tobacco and textile heritage is making way for the redefinition of this charming southern city. Old tobacco warehouses and textile mills are being repurposed as offices, condos, shops and restaurants. Today, Durham's [...]

The Maryland Renaissance Festival, celebrating 39 years of medieval fun

Autumn days in Annapolis, Maryland remind me of what I love about the area where I grew up. Bright, clear days on the water front, the charming historic downtown, fall festivals, and Navy football makes this time of year perfect for a trip to Annapolis. The historic port city is also the site of one of the largest and best-attended festivals in the country. For the past 39-years, the Maryland Renaissance Festival has been transporting guests back to the 16th-Century. Situated a few miles outside of ‘Naptown’ in Crownsville, shouts of, ‘Huzzah!’ may be heard echoing through the woods as [...]