The cozy lakeside town of Beauduen is a fantastic place to spend a few days in summer. Here’s how to experience it on a budget.
Start with breakfast at Café du Midi, which serves classic French fare for decent prices. Grab an omelette for $9 and wash it down with a lovely coffee ($2).
Now it’s time to get out onto the water of Lac de Sainte-Croix, the beautiful turquoise lake you can see from everywhere in town. Choose from kayaks, canoes, pedalos or boats. Prices vary but you can have an hour in a kayak for $8 as your cheapest option.
Hungry from all of the paddling, head back to town for lunch at Hirondelle. Bag a seat outdoors to enjoy the sun while you chow down on hearty portions of steak or salad ($20).
In the afternoon, wander around one of the local markets where farmers come to sell their wares. Pick up some olives, truffles and cheese as you wander around. There are also flea markets where you might find a good souvenir.
For dinner, go to Le Papillon and order a meat and cheese board with some wine ($15). This place gets pretty lively at night, so hang around for a few more glasses and see where the night takes you.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.