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West 2015- The Itinerary Part 6

West 2015- The Itinerary Part 6

I left Los Angeles heading eastward for home for the first time in three weeks. My first stop was one of the National Park System’s newest parks, Caesar Chavez National Monument. Chavez is recognized as the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, the first labor movement for Latinos, which later became a voice […]

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part 5

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part 5

After finding lots of great beer but not enough sun during my five days in San Diego, I headed north under a bright, sunny sky. My first stop was about an hour south of Los Angeles- the historic mission of San Juan Capistrano. The mission was built by the Spanish in the mid 1770s and served […]

San Diego Microbreweries I Visited

San Diego Microbreweries I Visited

San Diego has an amazing microbrewery scene, with over 120 breweries in the county alone. When I started planning my trip to the American West, I allotted 4 days in San Diego, predominantly to visit the many well-reputed breweries that call the city home. As it turned out, I arrived in San Diego early, which […]

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Four

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Four

Part four covering Southern Arizona to San Diego from June’s Western road trip.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Three

The Third Installment of my June 2015 trip Out West.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part Two

Heading West into the Four Corners area of the United States.

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

West 2015- The Itinerary, Part One

A summary of the first four days of my June 2015 trip west, from my departure in Michigan all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the stops in between.

West 2015 by the Numbers

West 2015 by the Numbers

A summary of the statistics from my recent month-long trip around the American West.

Go West, Old Man

Go West, Old Man

The Old Man is me, and I’m going West. It’s still 26 days away, and the anticipation is killing me. Usually, when I’ve announced trips in the past, I have a pretty well-designed itinerary to detail. This trip is quite different, and that is quite a departure for me. My inherent OCD combined with my love […]

Europe 2013- Germany- Day 12- A Return to Munich

Europe 2013- Germany- Day 12- A Return to Munich

15 years later, I return for an nostalgic afternoon in Munich.

Photo Essay- Rhine River Cruise

Photo Essay- Rhine River Cruise

My cruise on the Rhine from St. Goar to Koblenz, alongside Castles and vineyards.

Photo Essay- Cologne at Night

Photo Essay- Cologne at Night

I arrived in Cologne, Germany late in the evening. After dropping my bags at my hotel, I took a brief walk in the are around the massive Cologne Cathedral and Train Station since I had planned on leaving early in the morning for my Rhine River Cruise.   Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers […]

Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 & 11- Rhineland

Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 & 11- Rhineland

And, it was off to Germany, at 237 kilometers per hour. An advantage to traveling on a mid-afternoon, off-peak train is that I had the entire first class car to myself. I arrived in Cologne last in the evening, and, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, I strolled around the city. The city’s […]

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Belgium’s Hopmuseum, located in the town of Poperinge, is a real treat for any beer lover who ventures to the region on a pilgrimage. It thoroughly covers the history of hop  farming in Belgium, as well as the methods used in the process. When I was there in April of 2013, they had an excellent […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

I sprang to life early on the morning of my 10th day, despite having drank Belgian beers long into the night. This was a day I had planned much of the trip around. It was time to cross an item off my bucket list. I’d planned to bike the 6km to The Abbey of Saint Sixtus […]

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