York, Pennsylvania: Guide to a Great Weekend

York, Pennsylvania is just 92 miles north of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia and named after the British city of York. It lays claim to being the USA’s first capital, as the Continental Congress first drafted the Articles of Confederation there. York County makes for a great getaway…

An old steam train going through the trees with a red grill on the front

10 Great Things to Do in Milwaukee

By Alex Kallimanis: 90 miles north of Chicago, Wisconsin’s largest city offers picturesque views of Lake Michigan and a hopping brew scene. Many German immigrants settled in Milwaukee in the mid 1800’s and the city reflects much of their influence. Milwaukee has been home to several of the nations biggest breweries throughout its history, earning…

Tips for Visiting Vienna, Austria

By Alex Kallimanis: Vienna consistently ranks ranks as one of the world’s best cities for quality of living. A wealth of opulent palaces, museums and famed patisseries make is a fantastic destination for travelers. We have visited Vienna several times, including during a Danube River Cruise with Emerald Cruises. Asides from several visits, a good…

Belgian Beers: Trappist, Lambics and Small Breweries

We’ve discovered a recent trend in New England: Belgian inspired restaurants that sell little to no actual Belgian beers on their menu. We’ve noticed this on recent visits to Duck Fat in Portland, Maine and Saus in Boston. Both restaurants have a quality selection of craft beers, just not Belgian ones. And while many local…