• Beery Nepal – Traditional and Home Brews

    I’ve come to expect interesting beer culture and tradition can be found wherever I travel, and Nepal did not disappoint. There is a rich tradition of fermented and distilled drinks…

    Beery Days in Sheffield

    Eight beery days in Sheffield gave me a good tourist’s feel for why many in Britain consider this city to…

    Beery Days in Sheffield

    Azores Impressions

    Where do Azores impressions come from?  Where do any impressions come from?  I think they start with expectations.  I came…

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    Beer Culture in the Azores

    The beer culture in the Azores is fairly limited.  That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty of beer being…

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    Seven Day Hikes in the Archipelago of the Azores

    The Azores are without a doubt a great place to hike in beautiful landscapes augmented by interesting culture and history…

    Day Hiking in the Azores

    Carrizo Plain Super Bloom

    Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve heard that Southern California is experiencing a “super bloom” this year. This is…

    Boot Bomb

    I had a nice reader contact this week from Brian Bradshaw who had found the article Geocache Hiking to be…

    boots on the trail

    Cactus League Roadtrip

    March is Cactus League roadtrip time.  Every year in the month of March since 1947 major league baseball teams have convened…

    Beer Walking in Lisbon

    While walking around Lisbon (or any other city for that matter) I figured that there were some good beer culture experiences…

    Beer walking in Lisbon

    Lisbon Impressions

    What makes a city a great place to visit?  That’s fun to think about.  A great city oozes history, presents…

    The Trail of Ten Volcanoes

    On the island of Faial in the Azores archipelago is a distinctive hike from the top of the island to…

    Munich Breweries Big and Small

    Of the hundreds of breweries in Bavaria you would think that there would be lots of them in Munich –…

    Beer Hikes Around Munich

    Hiking and beer go together swimmingly no matter where you are if you ask me.  If you happen to be…