If you’re like us, planning a vacation starts with the question: ”where’s good to eat?” So if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next vacation, we’ve got three unique, delicious ideas.
Think Switzerland and you think alps, chocolate, shady bank accounts and of course, fondue. This winter you can get your fill of hot, steamy melted cheese and bread by hopping aboard Zurich’s pop-up fondue tram. Yes, a tram dedicated to fondue, complete with cozy wooden booths, plaid curtains and unlimited Gruyère goodness, which leaves from Zurich and rattles past Christmas markets, the old city and Lake Zurich, from October to March.
Traveling through Europe on a train is high on many people’s bucket lists, but the food always leaves a lot to be desired. Stale croissants and watery espressos just don’t cut it. But Italy’s Train of Flavors is putting food first with a pop-up restaurant on the rails that travels through scenic Lake Iseo and Valle Camonica near Milan, and another which tours through Siena. The menu focuses on traditional recipes and local produce of the towns as you travel through them, with culinary experts on hand to talk about terroir and wine pairings.
You’ve perfected the downward dog and can tell your balasana from your bakasana. Now, it’s time to eat like a yogi at a new yoga and culinary retreat just outside of Bangalore, India. But don’t worry, Shreyas Retreat is more five-star luxury than dusty ashram. The focus is on Ayurvedic philosophy which treats food as medicine, and the seven-day program includes farming at the retreat’s organic garden and a field trip to a local farmer’s market to learn about the health benefits of local spices, fruits and vegetables. Om…or should that be yum?