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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 [...]

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 venture from San Francisco celebrity chef Michael Mina in the same spot as his now defunct American Fish. That restaurant failed due to logistical issues of flying in fish from all over the country and the high prices that were charged because of those problems. No such issues with Bardot which opened on April 11th and after a few weeks is starting to do brisk business. Service is great, the atmosphere is electric just like a [...]

Morro Bay and the delights of the Pacific Highway

November 25, 2014 @ 9:12 am
A guest post by Michael Hepworth Morro Bay in California is a quiet sleepy fishing town north of Santa Barbara that Is famous for the massive pyramid style volcanic rock that juts out of the Pacific Ocean and dominates this rather charming town. My first ever visit there in October was combined with a trip to Cambria about 15 miles to the north and close to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Wine enthusiasts are also in good shape as the rapidly expanding wine mecca of Paso Robles with over 250 wineries is only thirty minutes away.   Morro Bay [...]

The Lazy Daze Festival in North Carolina

August 4, 2014 @ 9:07 am
A guest post by Nicola Williams Image courtesy Town of Cary The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in the state of North Carolina is a festival that started way back in 1977 in the small town of Cary with an aim of improving the life of the residents of the town using art and crafts and unraveling entertainment experience. The annual festival attracts more than 50,000 people and the events showcased here make sure all members of the family are included in the experience.   Admission to the Festival There are a myriad of amazing things to enjoy only [...]

Fort Bragg-a remote retreat on the Mendocino Coast

June 13, 2014 @ 9:01 am
A guest post by Michael Hepworth Fort Bragg is a quiet Northern California coastal town off the Mendocino coast, and part of the fun is getting there since this is quite a remote destination. We flew in to San Francisco and then drove north on Highway 101 to Highway 128 West all the way to the coast before heading up Highway 1 to Mendocino Village and then Fort Bragg. Mendocino County gets up to 1.8 million visitors a year thanks to its 80 miles of Pacific coastline, 85 wineries, 23 state/national parklands and over 500 diverse accommodations. Nearest airport is [...]