Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.
Take to the streets of Lyon for a self-guided walking tour of the peninsula that juts out into the Rhone. Stop by free sights like the exterior of the Musée de Beaux Artes (Museum of Fine Arts), the Bourse de Lyon palace, Place de Jacobins and Place Bellcour.
After lunch, wander across one of the westward-leading bridges to the Parc des Hauteurs atop Fourvière Hill where you’ll find the stunning Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière and breathtaking sunset views with the city behind you.
Cross two bridges to the east side of the Rhone for dinner at L’Atelier Côté Rhône near the Guillotière Metro station. Treat yourself to a fanciful French dinner that will tickle the senses with dishes such as the salade Lyonnaise anda tasting board of various fishes or meat, all washed down with delectable Côte du Rhône wine.
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.
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.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.