Underneath the Train Tracks: A Craft Beer Tour of Manchester

Note: Do not attempt this the night before a 7 am flight like we did. Ever since I’d heard of Cloudwater Brewing, I loved their beer. They make amazing NE style IPA’s and their beer clearly doesn’t disappoint others either- they were ranked the second best brewery in the world this year! What I didn’t…

New England Food You Need to Try

Aside from seeing friends and family, the best part of visiting America is the food. When we visited for the holidays in December/January, it was be a frenzy to visit all our favourite restaurants during the two weeks. Because I’m slightly homesick and had been a full year since we’d been back, here’s an ode…

We Survived Oktoberfest!

After 3 years of thinking about it, Lucas and I, along with a group of friends made the trek to the world’s largest beer festival.  It was everything we hoped it would be, amazing beer, lots of singing and standing on tables, making new friends and delicious food. We arrived in Munich on a Thursday…

Eating Berlin (and a bit of beer too)

They say Berlin is the new Brooklyn, and that expats from America flock to hipster neighborhoods here. The entire city is a hipster’s paradise, with one off shops and vegan restaurants and second hand markets selling vintage 80s track jackets. Despite this, and the well known history of the city it is a place I…

A Detour to Plzen

Our trip to Plzen (or Pilsen) in the Czech Republic was sort of an accident. We went over the Easter holidays, and accidentally booked our flight for Thursday morning instead of Friday morning, giving us an extra day in CZ.  Oops.  Thinking that 4 days was sufficient time to spend in Prague, we looked for…