Burgundy Dining Stars in the Côte d’Or

EdEm chocolate dessert - Photo Credit: Françoise Brooks

EdEm chocolate dessert РPhoto Credit: Fran̤oise Brooks

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the villages of Burgundy dining is as much an art form as winemaking. From the Grand Cru vineyards of Nuit-St-Georges in the north of the Côte d’Or to Chassagne-Montrachet, Levernois, and the small hamlet of Santenay in the south, dining opportunities abound.

Expect these restaurants to serve exceptional local wines. The name Côte d’Or harkens to the area’s “slopes of gold” as the Burgundian vines turn color after harvest. The A6 road from Paris to Lyon passes through Burgundy. Known as Autoroute du Soleil or Motorway of the Sun, the A6 is the main route to the south of France. Whether you target Burgundy for your stay or stop along the way, these four restaurants offer memorable cuisine.

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10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath UK in 2017

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK - photo © Love to Eat and Travel

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK – photo © Love to Eat and Travel

The picturesque city of Bath is one of England’s top destinations. Lined with quaint cobblestone streets, Bath is Britain’s only designated World Heritage listed city – famous for its 18th century Georgian architecture and ancient Roman Baths. The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s major attractions, celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2017 – what better time to visit this charming city and enjoy the celebrations. Check out our list of recommendations of fun things to do this year.

Located in Somerset (about 100 miles west of London), Bath is only a 90-minute journey by train from London’s Paddington Station. If you’re staying in London and are interested in visiting Bath for the day, there are some fun Guided One-Day Trips that you can take. We’ve included a few of these options at the end of our article.

Here are 10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath during this celebratory year:

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10 Fun Things to do in Rishikesh – India

This post was written by Rohit Agarwal from India.

Placed perfectly at the foot of the sublime Himalayas, Rishikesh is undoubtedly a must visit pilgrimage center for the people. If you are looking to set your foot on this holy soil, then there are exciting thrills and divine spirituality waiting to unfold before your eyes and heart, as a blooming bud transforming into a flower.

Bhakti, karma, nirvana is perfectly mixed with adventure, thrill, surprise, here in this place. Even medicines are turned to tasty dishes in this house of divinity. Here taste is served with health and spirituality is gifted with thrill.

Here are the places that you must visit in Rishikesh.

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Create a Fun Valentine’s Day Memory for Your Honey

Create a Fun Valentine’s Day Memory for Your Honey

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories was when my boyfriend planned a surprise getaway weekend. He wouldn’t give me any hints – just told me to pack an overnight bag for the weekend and be ready to leave bright and early the next morning. I was so excited – I love surprises!

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Romantic Getaway at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath UK

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa - aerial view of Garden © The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa – aerial view of Garden © The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

After traveling 6,000 miles from San Francisco, CA we couldn’t wait to enjoy a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway in Bath. Traveling by train, the picturesque city of Bath is only a 90-minute journey from London’s Paddington Station. It’s an easy trip to make if you’re visiting London and want to escape to England’s beautiful countryside for a few days.

Bath is famous for its magnificent 18th century Georgian architecture and its ancient Roman Baths. It’s also considered to be the most romantic city in the UK –  and after our last visit there, we couldn’t agree more!

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Five Must-Do’s when Visiting NYC over the Holidays

New York City skyline

New York City skyline

New York City is one of the most exciting places to visit, especially during the festive Holiday Season. With so many fun things to do and see, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out your itinerary. Here are five must-dos when visiting NYC over the holidays:

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What I Learned from the Monks About Mindfulness and Compassion

Guided Mindfulness Meditation with monks at Dreamforce conference in SF - photo © Love to Eat and Travel

Guided Mindfulness Meditation with monks at Dreamforce conference in SF – photo © Love to Eat and Travel

What an amazing gift Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gave to attendees of Dreamforce at this year’s annual tech conference in San Francisco, CA. He personally invited 24 monks and nuns from Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region of southern France, founded by Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn, to teach daily mindfulness walking and sitting meditations. Only in California!

Like Marc, I truly believe in the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. I’m always looking for ways to deepen my meditation practice and learn more. So what did I learn from the monks?

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