Trip Reports & Photos Archive

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The best craft beer in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is a college town, the home of Arizona State University. It’s also a suburb of Phoenix. I grew up in Tempe. I lived there from when I was five or six, then went to ASU, then eventually moved away. I still go back and visit every year, usually in March for Spring Training […]

An introduction to Portugal

An introduction to Portugal In Spring 2017, I spent a few weeks in Portugal. It was my first time in the country, aside from having taken a brief day trip to Faro when I was visiting Sevilla a few years prior. I used Porto & Lisbon as my bases, taking day trips from each. I […]

A day trip from Prague to Tabor, Czech Republic

Most travelers to the Czech Republic visit Prague, and then they don’t end up going anywhere else. That’s a shame because the rest of the country has some beautiful places that are worth seeing. South Bohemia is a lovely area of the country, and it’s easily accessed from Prague. Tábor in particular is a gem […]

The best craft beer in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt isn’t at the top of the list for most visitors to Germany. You’re most likely to end up in Frankfurt on a layover. Germany has a strong beer culture, of course, but Frankfurt is actually better known for cider, particularly on the south side of the Main River. Despite this, there are still a […]