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The best craft beer in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is known for many wonderful things. Its food is perhaps some of the best on the planet. Its history is some of the longest & most intriguing. Its sights, from the architecture to the views across the Bosphorus to the radiant golden sunsets are gorgeous. What Istanbul is not known for is craft beer. […]

A visit to the St. Augustine Distillery

As far as I’m concerned, the best places for weekend trips have a combination of good places to drink & eat, as well as interesting history & other culture. St. Augustine, Florida has all of these things. My plan for my weekend visit was to explore the oldest city in the United States, drinking plenty […]

The best craft beer in St. Augustine, Florida

Most people immediately get a picture in their mind when they think of Florida. Perhaps it’s the glitz of Miami, or the resorts of Orlando. Maybe it’s the legend of Florida Man. However, St. Augustine, Florida will change your view of what you think the state is. It’s the oldest city in the United States, […]

The best craft beer in Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama is a bit late to the craft beer game thanks to some draconian laws that were only just recently repealed. Brewing beers above 6% ABV didn’t become legal in the state until 2009. Homebrewing was a crime until 2013. Despite this, a small craft beer scene is growing in Montgomery. In between seeing some […]

On Notre-Dame Cathedral, evolution, growth, & rebuilding

As I watched flames consume the roof of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, I thought back to my last proper trip to Paris. It was January 2013. Paris in January is grey & empty, a far cry from the summer months when most tourists visit. I love traveling to Europe in winter. It might […]

A visit to the David Hasselhoff Museum in Berlin, Germany

As Norm MacDonald once said on SNL, Germans love David Hasselhoff. Nowhere is this love more visible than at the David Hasselhoff Museum in Berlin. While looking at Google Maps when I was in Berlin, I spotted the “David Hasselhoff Museum”, and I knew I had to go check it out. The museum is located […]

The best craft beer in Prague, Czech Republic

It’s no secret that beer is popular in the Czech Republic. The country drinks more of it than anywhere in the world, and if you’re visiting Prague, you’ll quickly find that beer is cheaper than any other drink, with or without alcohol. Prague is of course filled with plenty of places where you can get […]

The best craft beer in Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes is one of the most beautiful areas of California, which is really saying something considering how much there is to see in the state. Between Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Devils Postpile National Monument, and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, there’s plenty to do outdoors year-round. After a long day of hiking or […]

A visit to Ambleside Roman Fort in the Lake District, England

The Lake District is filled with interesting historical spots. If you’re in Ambleside, it’s easy to miss the ruins of a Roman fort that have been preserved along the shore of Lake Windermere. Ambleside Roman Fort is located right near the town in a nice park, making it a nice quick detour if you’re nearby. […]

A visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle in the Lake District, England

England’s Lake District is filled with interesting walks & plenty of ancient history. One unique place to visit is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, which is located just east of Keswick. It’s a dramatic construction set in a beautiful landscape, making for a nice little detour if you’re visiting the Lake District. A visit to Castlerigg […]

The Little Peeing Monk Statue in Tokyo, Japan

Sometimes when I’m traveling I like to just browse around Google Maps to see if anything interesting jumps out at me. When I was in Tokyo for cherry blossom season, I spotted something on Google Maps that I knew I had to check out: The Little Peeing Monk Statue. Where to find the Little Peeing […]

The best craft beer in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

As time goes on, hipster neighborhoods evolve. What’s cool one year might not be as popular the next, once prices go up & artists, musicians, and small business owners start to get priced out. In New York City, Bushwick has supplanted Williamsburg as the hottest hipster area. The neighborhood is especially known for having some […]

The best craft beer in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York

Prospect Heights is a chill neighborhood in Brooklyn that is seeing new nightlife thanks to the opening of the Barclays Center, as well as the neighborhood becoming an appealing cheaper alternative to some trendier areas. Like nearby Clinton Hill, it also has a few great craft beer bars. Here are my favorite spots to drink […]