How to Get a French Laundry Reservation (and What The Meal is Like)

The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, is a three-Michelin-starred restaurant that is notoriously hard to get a reservation for. Because we love food and love experiencing travel destinations via food, we knew we had to at least try to get a French Laundry reservation on our recent trip to check out Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries.

We ended up being successful, so we wanted to share our tips for landing a coveted spot, as well as a general review of the meal and experience.

The hype around getting reservations for The French Laundry is pretty intense. But we found that if you understand the process, can plan far in advance, and are somewhat flexible in your dining date and time, a reservation is fairly easily attainable.

As with all posts on this site, the following is based on our visit date in early 2019. The booking process is liable to change.

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The Forebay Review – Getting the Hershey Experience for Dinner

The Forebay at the Hershey Lodge is a cozy yet classy restaurant that's perfect for a special evening out. The menu serves up creative comfort food that changes seasonally, and the wood and leather decor certainly adds to the comforting vibe.

And, as you might expect, chocolate appears throughout the menu to provide further opportunities for indulgence.

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13 Seychelles Beaches to Explore During Your Visit to Paradise

The Seychelles beaches are what dreams are made of- with white sand, crystal clear water, beautiful rock formations, and picturesque palm trees.

While this may seem like a wonderful thing, if you're actually vacationing there, it can be a bit overwhelming to try to prioritize which beaches you want to visit.

That's where we come in!

During our two weeks in the Seychelles, we spent time on Mahe, Silhouette, La Digue, and Praslin, and we're here to share our favorite beaches from these four islands. There are lots of different kinds of beaches – some are good for sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling, walking along and exploring, watersports, and the list goes on.

Here we will try to describe the features of each Seychelles beach so you can find the ones that are right for you!

Another point to keep in mind is the time of year that you visit the Seychelles – certain beaches have strong currents at particular times of the year, making swimming dangerous. Others have lots of seaweed during certain months. It's best to do some research about the conditions during the time of year you'll be traveling so you won't be disappointed.

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Want to Hike to Anse Major on Mahe? Think Twice Before Going

The Seychelles are full of world class beaches, many of them easily accessible via roads.

But there are also numerous beaches in the Seychelles that are a little more difficult to reach, ones that you can only get to on your own two feet or via a boat.

We love the challenge that comes with trying to get to this type of beach, and during our recent trip to the Seychelles we did a few short hikes to see some of them- including Anse Major on Mahe island.

Anse Major is considered one of the most beautiful secluded beaches on Mahe, so we of course had to check it out.

But one thing we did not know was how intense that journey would be, and that gives us reason to pause in recommending this hike to others.

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