About Us - Our Story
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”
– Walt Whitman
Love to Eat and Travel was co-founded by Alana and Barry Ross. Barry is from New York and Alana hails from London, England. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Our website and blog focuses on sharing our experiences, tips, ideas and fun things to do in cities around the world. Find information on travel destinations, restaurants, city sightseeing tours, day trips, attractions, getaway weekends, fun activities… and meditation.
We were introduced to mindfulness meditation during a visit to Bali. Since then, meditation has become part of our daily routine and it’s helped us reduce stress and achieve a healthy work-life balance. We created an easy-to-use online meditation course that we can do at our own pace, anytime, anywhere – at home, at work, while traveling, and on vacation. If you’re curious about learning how to meditate, check it out!
How We Got Started
Over the years, we have traveled extensively. We’ve lived in London, New York, Boston, Cape Cod, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Israel, Iran, and Okinawa (Japan). We got engaged on Nantucket Island beach, married in London, and honeymooned in Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome) and the Greek Islands. We’ve always enjoyed traveling, dining out and finding fun things to do. As a result of our travels, family, friends, clients and business associates often asked us for recommendations on places to visit, restaurants, hotels, tours and fun things to do. We came up with the idea of a travel and dining newsletter on our honeymoon and a few years later, launched our Love to Eat and Travel website.
Some of the places we’ve visited include the following International Destinations (in alphabetical order):
Here are some of the places we’ve visited in the U.S.A. (in alphabetical order):
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius