An Afternoon at the Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, Australia

Black Duck beer paddle

Port Macquarie is a small-ish town about 4 hours’ drive north of Sydney, Australia. The population is roughly 46,000, so you wouldn’t think there’s much going on here. Yet, for such a small population, they have not one, not two, but three breweries! Mark and I only had time to visit one, though. The one … Read more An Afternoon at the Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, Australia

A Visit to the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen

Carlsberg Pilsner truck

I’ll be honest right up front – Carlsberg wasn’t a beer brand I ever gave much thought to. If you’d asked me to name five big beer companies, Carlsberg wouldn’t have even been a consideration. But that all changed after my husband and I toured the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just the entrance alone … Read more A Visit to the Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen

A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 2, Exploring Vianden Castle

Vianden Castle

Once we reached the end of the chairlift ride, we hopped off and started walking toward Vianden Castle. The trail is a little tricky in spots and can get slippery when it rains, but it is such a pretty walk, you won’t mind taking your time. Little glimpses of the castle through the trees piqued … Read more A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 2, Exploring Vianden Castle

A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 1, Exploring The Town

Town of Vianden

A visit to Luxembourg would not be complete without visiting a castle or two. Since my husband and I were staying in Luxembourg City, we decided to take a day trip to one of the nearby castles. We chose Vianden Castle, based on its proximity, lengthy history and natural beauty. It did not disappoint. There … Read more A Day Trip to Vianden – Part 1, Exploring The Town

Brew-Curious: Edmonton’s Brewing History Tour

Bohemian Maid Brewery sign

Back in the spring, I came across a new tour being offered in Edmonton called Brew-Curious. It was a bus tour focusing on the history of brewing beer in Edmonton. It sounded like the kind of tour that Mark and I always love to explore when we’re on holidays in other countries. But this time … Read more Brew-Curious: Edmonton’s Brewing History Tour

The Český Pivní Festival is for Beer Lovers

Czech beer festival sampler Czech Republic

Part of our trip planning process often includes researching any local festivals, holidays or celebrations to experience, if we can get the timing lined up just right. Luckily, our holiday in May 2015 just happened to fall at the right time for us to experience the Český Pivní festival in Prague. Pivní, pivo, and/or pivovar are very important … Read more The Český Pivní Festival is for Beer Lovers

Czeching Out Spa Beerland in Prague

beer spa tubs at Spa Beerland

During the research phase for our trip to the Czech Republic, I read about the spa experiences they offer. Specifically, beer spas. There were several, in fact, all across the country. This unique (though gimmicky) concept immediately piqued my interest. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Oz and James TV series. But it’s a … Read more Czeching Out Spa Beerland in Prague