Travel Diaries Archive

The best craft beer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is a drinking city. For a long time, that has meant large quantities of macro American beers have been consumed, particularly at Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates games. However, Pittsburgh is gradually growing an increasingly robust craft beer scene. A few initial pioneers have led to more and more new breweries being opened, with the […]

The best craft beer in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a place that’s both aware of its history while also pushing constantly toward the future. When it comes to architecture, art, food, and drink, Barcelona is always innovating. So it’s no surprise that the city has a massive, rapidly-growing craft beer scene. Most of […]

Attending an FC Barcelona match at Camp Nou

During my time in Barcelona, I realized that FC Barcelona, one of the greatest soccer/football teams in the world, would be playing a match at their Camp Nou home on the final night of my trip. Despite my flight leaving early in the morning, and the match not even starting until 9:15pm, I had to […]

A visit to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

No visit to Barcelona is complete without seeing the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudí. From the lampposts in Plaça Reial to Palau Güell near La Rambla to the expansive Park Güell, Gaudí’s fingerprints are all over Barcelona. His masterpiece is still under construction, over 90 years after his death. This massive church, the Sagrada […]

The best craft beer in Bordeaux, France

When most people think of drinking in Bordeaux, there’s one thing that comes to mind: wine. And for sure, wine tasting in Bordeaux is something you’ll absolutely do there. However, there is a small beer scene as well. When I was there, I visited a few beer bars. Here’s my guide to the best craft […]

The best craft beer in Tokyo, Japan

Long an epicenter of trendy culture, Tokyo is now the epicenter of Japan’s burgeoning craft beer scene. While many of the breweries themselves are located elsewhere in the country, there are plenty of great places to drink craft beer in Tokyo. The bars have every vibe you can ask for, from sports bars to dingy […]

The history of beer in the Czech Republic

Any visitor to the Czech Republic will tell you that the country runs on beer. In fact, the Czechs drink more beer per capita than anyone else in the world. When I visited the Czech Republic, I quickly realized that beer was actually cheaper than water or soda, so it was easy to do as […]