Usually when I fly from Dubai to North America, I fly via Frankfurt or Munich. I had read good online reviews about Swiss Airways as well as the Zurich Business Class Lounge so I decided I would try something different for a change and see if the Zurich Business Lounge would live up to, Read More

As a huge James Bond fan, I have always wanted to visit Monaco. The beautiful Monte Carlo Casino is featured in both Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye. Sadly, during my visit, I did not meet Sean Connery nor Xena Onatopp, but I still thoroughly enjoyed seeing the monetary excess that has made Monaco, Read More

One of the things I love most about the Spanish is how much food and social dining influences their lifestyle. While I was staying in Valladolid, someone suggested that we go for suckling lamb (lechazo) or suckling pig (cochinillo) for a nice meal on the weekend. After that suggestion was made, where to go and what, Read More

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny German-speaking country located between Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein is only 160 square kilometers in size, which is incredible if you consider that my hometown of Calgary is over 725 km²!

My 20s were remarkable. I had lots of wonderful experiences, met loads of amazing people, traveled to many incredible destinations, and learned a number of surprising things. Although it is hard to come up with a list of only 20 highlights from the last 10 years, these are definitely the 20 experiences that stick, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning 9. Road Trip to Victoria and Hiking the West Coast Trail and Juan de Fuca Trail Summers in Canada are wonderful and I made the most of July/August in 2010 when I completed a road trip with buddies from Calgary to Vancouver Island and then hiked the, Read More

When I discovered there was a town named Fucking in Austria, I knew I had to visit. No, I didn’t get any Fucking postcards and I was unable to have a Fucking beer, but it was a quick and fun Fucking road trip. Okay, the pronunciation is actually “Fooking” and the jokes must get, Read More

I intentionally scheduled a long layover at the Munich Airport in order to go to Freising, a Bavarian town I would like to thank for the beginning of beer. Freising is the home of Weihenstephaner, the brewery believed to be the oldest in the world. I had actually planned to visit Freising on previous, 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