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Hotel Review: Bardessono Yountville, CA

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Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, is the Bardessono. With only 62 guestrooms, the hotel feels intimate and private. Each room features a private outdoor space, spacious bedroom, and bathroom large enough for in-room spa treatments. What makes the Bardessono somewhat unique is that it was built to be a "green" hotel. The hotel refers to itself as "deep green" with luxury. They definitely deliver on the luxury.

Travel at Random Anniversary: A Look Back

It's hard to believe, but it's been one year since we started Travel at Random.  In the past year we've travel around the globe, from hiking a glacier in Alaska to laying on a beach at Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos and we've been happy to have our loyal readers come along for the journey.  

This article is going to take a look back at where we've been and some destinations you might have missed.  We're all about the adventure and proving some helpful reviews and tips along the way.  

Hearst Castle

On my recent visit to California I went with some friends to Hearst Castle.  I've seen video and photos of the estate, but I've never ventured up the coast to check it out in person.  The estate belonged to the late William Randolph Hearst.  Hearst made his fortune in the newspaper business as founder of the company that still bears his name The Hearst Corporation.  The company donated the property to the state of California and the state now operates it as a state park.  

California's Central Coast

The Central Coast of California is a very different place than the rest of the state. Spanning the area from Santa Maria to Atascadaro, the central coast is about equidistant from San Jose and Los Angeles. I grew up just north of Los Angeles and as a kid we often visted Pismo Beach to go to the Sand Dunes. Going back as an adult, there are plenty of other activities that make this region appealing.

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