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The best craft beer in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic is best known as the birthplace of the pilsner style of beer. The Pilsner Urquell brewery is the obvious main draw for beer drinkers in the city, with the smell of freshly brewing beer permeating the air. However, if you’ve come to Pilsen for beer, you’d be missing out on a lot […]

Travel Contests: November 28, 2018 – Copenhagen, the Galapagos, Aruba, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Copenhagen, Denmark; the Galapagos Islands; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Aruba; Singapore; Banff, Alberta, Canada; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Honolulu, Hawaii; a cruise from Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Turks & Caicos; San Diego, California; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Mendoza, Argentina; Quebec City, Canada; a […]

A visit to the Demarcation Line Museum in Rokycany, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to experience the tragedy of World War II, and one of the last to escape it. In May 1945, the western part of the Czech Republic was liberated, including Rokycany, which is about 20 kilometers east of Pilsen. On May 7th, 1945, American troops arrived in […]

A visit to the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

It’s no secret that the Czechs love their beer. The country is quite proud of having created the pilsner style of beer, and rightfully so. Much of the beer sold around the world today descends from Pilsner Urquell, which is still made today in Pilsen. If you enjoy beer at all, a visit to the […]

Travel Contests: November 14, 2018 – Japan, Barbados, Tahiti, & more

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A visit to the Bohemia Sekt winery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

For the second straight morning of my trip to Pilsen, I started the day drinking Bohemia Sekt. The previous morning, I had joined a group of travel bloggers on a train journey across the Czech Republic as part of a press trip to Pilsen following TBEX Ostrava, during which we were treated to complimentary Bohemia […]

Travel Contests: November 7, 2018 – Japan, Norway, France, & more

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The best craft beer in Long Island City, New York

Long Island City has historically been known as an industrial area. Located just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan, it is now slowly evolving into more of a residential neighborhood, particularly for artists & people who want an easy commute. Several subway lines pass through Long Island City from Manhattan & Brooklyn, making it […]

Travel Contests: October 31, 2018 – Kyoto, Italy, Las Vegas, & more

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A day trip from Ostrava to Opava, Czech Republic

Ostrava, Czech Republic is a nice city with a rich mining history & good craft beer. If you’re visiting and looking to get away for the day, a day trip to Opava Silesa makes for a nice getaway. Opava is less than an hour away from Ostrava. I did the day trip as part of […]

Travel Contests: October 24, 2018 – Galapagos, Oktoberfest, South Korea, & more

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The best craft beer in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ostrava, Czech Republic is a hard drinking town. Most mining & steel towns tend to be that way. In a sense, it’s a cousin of Pittsburgh. Ostrava’s Stodolní Street does nothing to dispel this notion, as it is lined with bars that stay open late. It’s not uncommon to find people passed out in parks or […]