Our favorite breakfast spots while living in Schaumburg, Greater Chicago

During our stay in Chicago, Illinois, we visited two cafes often for a hearty Sunday breakfast or brunch. These cafes have outlets scattered throughout many states in the USA and I would recommend trying them out in any of their outlets; I am sure you will enjoy the experience.

Given that breakfast is the most essential meal of the day, it gave us an additional excuse to indulge in the various scrumptious delights these breakfast chains have to offer.

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Mary Budden Estate, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, India

living room, Rhododendron Cottage

Mary Budden Estate is located within the beautiful Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand in the Kumaon region. Surrounded by 5 acres of a wonderland filled with wildlife, birds, incredible flora and fauna and whispering woods, this nature retreat is an excellent place to unwind, relax and get in tune with nature in complete seclusion amidst the rolling wooded hills of the picturesque Himalayan valley.

Named in the memory of its last known inhabitant, Ms. Mary Budden – a prominent missionary who worked for the welfare of the people in the region, the home has been lovingly restored and transformed into a luxury boutique homestay whilst retaining its original charm by Ashwin and Serena Chopra who bought the estate in the year 1900.

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Visit to Union Square Greenmarket, New York City

Visiting a local farmers market or a greenmarket is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience the real pulse of a city’s daily life and get acquainted with its food culture and local flavors.

The City of New York has many such local markets which are scattered all over the city – some seasonal, some year-round, each offering a striking experience, promoting sustainable food chain, bringing people close to the local farmers’ community and more so, providing us with the healthy alternative to ready-to-eat prepacked supermarket fare.

Union Square Farmers market definitely tops my list of the farmers market in New York City.

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