Oktoberfest: Ja oder Nein?

Should you go to Oktoberfest in Munich? Yes. (And done. Shortest post ever. HTH.) Seriously, though… This is sort of a random time of year to post this since, if you’re still planning to go, your options might be somewhat limited. But don’t let that stop you. Where there’s a will (to drink), the Germans…

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Norway Roadtrip: A Stop in Undredal

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton This is Undredal, Norway. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, it has “a population of approximately 100 people and 500 goats.” In June-July 2014, my travel buddies, Mo and Lynn, and I took a road trip through Norway (one of…

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Chicago Craft Beer: North Center Brew Loop

With 65 breweries operating or about to open in the city (as of January 30, 2017, according to The Hop Review), Chicago is a craft beer enthusiast’s dream… or nightmare. How are you ever going to get that list?! :-O My approach is to break that monster down into manageable little Chicago craft beer tours you can do…

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Brewed in Singapore: Sampling Singapore’s Craft Beer

With​ ​a​ ​drinking​ ​scene​ ​known​ ​more​ ​for​ ​cocktails​ ​(not​ ​just​ ​the​ ​Singapore​ ​Sling)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ubiquitous Heineken-owned​ ​Tiger​ ​beer,​ ​Singapore​ ​might​ ​not​ ​be​ ​on​ ​the​ ​radar​ ​for​ ​many​ ​craft​ ​beer enthusiasts. However,​ ​rest​ ​assured,​ ​if​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​stranded​ ​on​ ​this​ ​island,​ ​you’ll​ ​have​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​good​ ​beer. Drinking​ ​venues​ ​come​ ​in​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​range​…

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My Top 5 Trips (So Far)

“Of the places you’ve been, what’s your favorite?” I hate hate HATE this question. Trips are like snowflakes – unique, beautiful, fleeting; there are no favorites. Each of my trips has been an irreplicable combination of place, time, and companionship. Why not just ask me to pick my favorite child? (Except, don’t ask because I…

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