31 Essential Oktoberfest Tips This list of Oktoberfest tips is based on my Munich Oktoberfest experiences in 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Despite subjecting my liver to a gluttony of beer guzzling greatness, I am thankfully still alive to offer you this advice. These are things TO DO and NOT DO to make the absolute, Read More

Cadillac Ranch Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle and known as the “Yellow Rose of Texas” (Amarillo means yellow in Spanish). Amarillo is also sometimes called Bomb City because it hosts America’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. For travelers, Amarillo is best known for the Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, and, Read More

Cologne City Guide I visited Cologne twice during my stay in Aachen; the first visit was an afternoon stop on my way back to Aachen from Bonn and the second was a day trip for the famous Cologne Carnival celebration. Although I didn’t get to spend as much time in Cologne as I would have liked, this, Read More

Cologne Carnival Cologne is known to be one of the most liberal cities in Germany which is likely why the Cologne Carnival, or Kölner Karneval in German, is one of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world. Since there has been continuously been more than one million spectators on the streets for Carnival’s Rose Monday parade each, Read More

The Best Belgian Beers One of my main reasons for going to Belgium was to sample as many of their delicious beers as I could. As I was only there for 3 days, I think I did a pretty damn good job in my sampling, though I must admit it was a lot more, Read More

Belgian Beer in Brussels Click HERE to Read About My Trip to Belgium From the Beginning One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Brussels after Bruges and Ghent was to visit the Delirium Cafe as it’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having more beers available than any other establishment, Read More

Read about my Tasmania Campervan trip from the Beginning. After visiting Port Arthur in the morning, Sara and I drove our campervan to Freycinet National Park. On the way, we picked up supplies, including Tasmanian salmon, Tasmanian wallaby mince, and a bottle of Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc (clearly after local flavours) and stopped for a delicious scallop pie, Read More

Read about my Tasmania Campervan trip from the Beginning. Our campervan road trip continued from Russell Falls on to Hobart where my primary objective was to sample beers at the Cascade Brewery and climb Mount Wellington. I had heard many great things about MONA, Tasmania’s museum of old and new art, but I did not, Read More

Best German Beers

Beer to Germans is like rice to Asians – it’s a dietary staple. Germans are third in the world in per capita beer consumption, slightly behind the Czechs and the Irish. From 1516 to 1988, German beer was brewed in adherence with the Reinheitsgebot, or “German Beer Purity Law”. The law stated that the only, Read More