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Photo Essay- Rialto Market, Venice

Photo Essay- Rialto Market, Venice

Venice’s colorful Rialto Market is located near the famous bridge of the same name.

The Hofbrauhaus, Munich

The Hofbrauhaus, Munich

Munichs Hofbrauhaus is probably the most famous place to drink beer in Europe.

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 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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges

I went into my visit to the Frites Museum in Bruges expecting a small, cute, kitschy museum, but found it to be excellent- both fun and informative. Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers Eurail Pass- A Great Deal Iceland- Day 1- Golden Circle & a Reykjavik Walk The Golden Circle, Iceland Photo Essay- Þingvellir […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond

Bruges, Belgium has one of the best reputations in all of Europe. Despite having visited Belgium a number of times in the past, I’d never visited Bruges. A visit there was one of this trip’s priorities, and after a great day and a half in Brussles, I caught an early morning train to Bruges. My first […]

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