Food, Drink & Dining

Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel

Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel; Two Hidden Gems at Duke University

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotels are two incredible hidden gems at Duke University. I’ve lived in the…

R.M. Rose Company is Bringing ‘Fire’ to the North Georgia Mountains

Not Since Prohibition… In Dillard, Georgia, in the North Georgia mountains, there’s a revival taking place at  R.M.…

Pittsboro Is a Charming Weekend Pit-Stop in the Heart of Carolina

In what is almost exactly the geographic center of North Carolina you’ll find the town of Pittsboro. Established in 1787,…

How Best to Enjoy Tea and Scones in Ireland

Tea, scone, jam, and clotted cream. One of the most difficult aspects of planning a family vacation to Ireland is establishing a…

100 Reasons to Visit The Dillard House

Okay, I’m not really going to list one hundred reasons to visit The Dillard House, but take my word for it, there are at least…

The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe.…

Outdoor Dining, Shopping, and Coffee – How to Day-Trip in Wilmington, NC

The great thing about a quick visit to Wilmington, North Carolina is you don’t need a lot of time to see and do a lot of things.…

Toast! – it’s what’s for breakfast in Charleston

Toast! for breakfast Strolling Meeting Street is a wonderful way to start the day. As the city awakes, before the sun’s heat…

Rita’s Seaside Grille – Nacho Ordinary Beach Food

The South Carolina Lowcountry is renowned for many things, especially its cuisine. While enjoying the sun and surf on a recent writing…

Holy cow! It’s a butter museum!

In planning our visit to Cork, Ireland, I knew there were certain places I simply had to visit.  Saint Finbarr’s Cathedral, St.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Taverna Agora serves delicious Greek cuisine to Raleigh’s vibrant downtown

I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a “foodie” per say, however, when I happen upon fare that’s memorable for all…

Bardot French Brasserie at The Aria in Las Vegas -Michael Mina’s take on classic French cuisine

A guest post by Michael Hepworth of Perfect Travel Today BARDOT FRENCH BRASSERIE at the swanky Aria Hotel in Las Vegas is the latest…

Seven kid-friendly things to do in Charleston

Considering a family vacation to Charleston? There’s so much to do in Charleston, you’re likely to have a tough time…

Five things you’ll love about National Harbor

Just south of Washington, DC along the banks of the Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County,…

Visiting Western North Carolina? Say Cheese!

There’s a trail of cheese in Western North Carolina appropriately named, The Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. I had no…

Virginia’s Hanover Tavern; Yes, George Washington slept here

Virginia’s Hanover Tavern; Yes, George Washington slept here On a recent trip to Virginia which allowed me the opportunity…

Michie Tavern is the place to get a taste of the 18th Century

Historic Michie Tavern in Charlottesville, Virginia A road trip to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is a classic journey into…

Take a culinary trip around the world in Chapel Hill

I hereby declare the summer of 2014 my Summer of the Food Tour. I just completed my third walking food tour and it was fantastic.…

Raleigh Pub Crawl and Haunted Adventure; mixing history with a cool beverage

The term pub crawl can conjure some frightening images. When combined with the words haunted adventure the imagination can run wild.…

Philadelphia’s Valley Green Inn – a historic tavern on the Wissahickon

  Thank goodness my Garmin knows where to take me. I can see it might be a challenge finding my way to the Valley Green Inn…

Middleton Tavern in Annapolis – a colonial tavern in a capital city

  Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland   On a recent trip I made my way back to one of my favorite historical dining…

Smoky Mountain Brewery – Gatlinburg’s answer for good food and beer

It’s winter in the Great Smoky Mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  That means the community is alive with tourists,…

Waterman’s serves a meal with a view in Virginia Beach

Half the fun of being at the beach is finding the perfect location for delicious seafood. In addition to good food, atmosphere is…

57th Fighter Group Restaurant in Atlanta combines fine food and aviation

Hartsfield Jackson Airport may be the busiest airport in Georgia and the world, but DeKalb Peachtree Airport is the second busiest…

Asheville’s Moose Cafe; You’ll find country cooking and a big moose too

I enjoy good food and dining out but I’m not a big “foodie.” There are those in the world who live-to-eat. I’m more…

Asheville’s awesome brew pubs and craft beers

I love visiting Asheville, NC.  It’s a fun ‘artsy’ city in the western part of the state nestled in the North…

“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.”