Exploring Craft Beer with Maine Brew Bus

  Maine is a wonderful state, featuring some of the country’s most rugged and pristine coastline and forests, historic lighthouses, fresh lobster galore and lots of delicious craft beer. Maine is currently home to around 60 breweries, but since it’s generally not a good idea to drink and drive, we took Maine Brew Bus‘ afternoon…

Cantillon Brewery: Last Lambic Brewery in Brussels

Away from the touristy Delirium Cafe and it’s world record 2,000 beers on offer is a lesser-known gem, the family run Cantillon Brewery in Brussels. Cantillon has been brewing lambic beer with the same equipment since their inception in 1900. The active brewery and museum reside in a quiet residential neighborhood and apart from visiting…

Cantillon brewery in Brussels

Brugge: Romantic and Indulgent

Brugge is the capital of West Flanders and home to around 120,000 people. Canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings are distinguishing features of this well preserved medieval town. Markt square has a 13th-century belfry with an 83m tower offering great panoramic views. Oh, and all the delicious chocolate and beer make Brugge romantic, indulgent and…

Nuremberg, Germany: What to See

Many people, including World War II aficionados, associate Nuremberg¬†with the Nazi party. It was here that the large Nazi rally grounds were built and from 1933-1938 Hitler addressed hundreds of thousands of supporters in an annual gathering. Hence Nuremberg was also where the allied forces decided to prosecute high ranking Nazi officials in a war…

Nurnberg Christkindlesmarkt

Camping on Texel, the Western Frisian Islands of the Netherlands

A couple of summers back, a group of four of us decided to go camping on Texel, the easiest of the West Frisian Islands to reach from Amsterdam. What better occasion for a camping trip out of the densely populated Randstad region of Holland than the 4th of July. So we all thought. Well ok,…