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Christmas Market in Colmar

48 Hours of Christmas Markets in Colmar

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email I’m sitting on a bus up to NYC, swiping through various “Best of” lists, trying to plan my annual Thanksgiving trip abroad. It was late October, and all I had was a plane ticket to London; neither Steph nor I

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Road Trip

The New Landmarks of the American Road Trip

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email “What did it matter? I was a young writer and I wanted to take off. Somewhere along the line I knew there’d be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.” – Jack Kerouac

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drink in Portland

Your Guide to the Best Places to Drink in Portland

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on twitter Share on email Share on reddit There are a few things that come to mind when someone mentions Portland. Likely you think about hipsters and Portlandia first, the second is probably beer. About 75% of the nations hops are grown in Yakima valley, so it should

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Eat in Portland

The Best Places to Eat in Portland, OR

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email Portland is a foodie city. Period. Where some cities shine in the upscale, fine dining varieties, Portland does things a bit different. Even though the city has gone through the transformations in the past few years, you can still feel

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coffee in Portland

Where to Drink the Best Coffee in Portland

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email As far as I’m concerned, Portland is where the coffee renaissance in the United States started. The words single-origin, fair-trade, were likely first uttered by some bearded hipster in this city. There’s so much to eat and drink here, you’ll

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London City Guide

London City Guide: What You Need to Know

The Grog Guide to London London is a big ass city. I’m serious. The first few times I had been to this city, I underestimated the sheer size of the greater London area. But that means it has plenty to offer for any traveler, just be prepared to spend a few minutes on the tube.

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The Best Sights in London

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email So you’re in London and you want to feel cultured and cool. Well, between the coffee, the food, and the drinks, these are some of the best sights in London. The Shard Yup, that new fancy looking building you’ll see

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The Best Coffee in London

The Best Coffee Shops In London

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email There is so much to do and see in London, you’ll need to be aptly caffeinated and prepped to see it all. Fortunately for you there is some great coffee in London and our guide has got you covered. Between

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Lisbon

Lisbon City Guide: What You Need to Know

The Grog Guide toLisbon I could talk about the beautiful sunsets. Or maybe the terracotta roofs. Or, perhaps, I could talk about the incredible azulejos throughout the city. But no, I’m going to talk about the sidewalks. Don’t get me wrong, all of the other aspects of Lisbon are great, but every time I reminisce

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The Best Coffee in Lisbon

The Best Coffee in Lisbon: Where to Fuel Up

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email With an influx tourism lately, especially Americans, there’s no surprise that the coffee in Lisbon has stepped up its game in the past few years. It’s definitely a big help while you’re trying to eat and drink your way through

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Lisbon Sights

The Best Sights in Lisbon Worth Seeing

Share on facebook Share on whatsapp Share on google Share on twitter Share on email The streets are so beautiful in Lisbon, it would be easy to just stroll through the city, awestruck for days on end. But between all the walking, eating, and drinking, there are a few good sights in Lisbon. Praça Júlio

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prague

Prague City Guide: What You Need to Know

The Grog Guide to Prague Beautiful, old world charm packed into a modern and vibrant city. When you step out of the train station in Prague, you immediately realize that all the stereotypes are rightly justified. The city is impeccably beautiful but still manages to usher in a new age of travel and dining. Though

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Copenhagen City Guide

Copenhagen City Guide: What You Need to Know

The Grog Guide to Copenhagen Copenhagen is a quaint, charming city with plenty of food and drink options. In the winter months coffee shops and bars are filled with “hygge”, so much so that you’ll find yourself spending hours sipping on something warm by the fire. In the summer months, the parks and green spaces

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Visiting the Azores? Here Are 10 Things You Should Know

Table of Contents Between the plethora of natural wonders, viewpoints, and fantastic food, it’s no wonder the Azores are gaining popularity. But If you’re considering visiting the Azores (and you definitely should), there a few things you should know before you head to this Portuguese archipelago. 1. There Are Nine Islands Though all connected, there

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Spending 72 Hours in Porto, Portugal

On the last leg of my trip to Portugal, I decided to head to Porto. The only thing I’d heard about Porto is that it’s a bit sleepier than Lisbon, and of course, it’s where Port wine comes from. As I’m generally a fan of moody cities and booze, I figured Porto would be right

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Oktoberfest in Munich: A Sausage Party

If you’re looking for quick, high level information about Oktoberfest, go here. This, however, is not that. This is a story about my last trip to Munich. For a recent bachelor party, my friends and I decided that going to Oktoberfest in Germany would be a great idea. I know, surprise surprise, a bunch of

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Ginja in Lisbon

Ginjinha: The History of this Delightful Portuguese Liqueur

Whenever I check out a new city, I’m always on the hunt for booze that is rooted in history. We know Portugal has fantastic wine, and you’ve likely heard of Port, but what about ginjinha? Me neither, so on my last trip to Lisbon, of course I had to find it. Ginjinha, also called ginja,

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Sunset in Lisbon

72 Hours in Lisbon

I could talk about the beautiful sunsets. Or maybe the terracotta roofs. Or, perhaps, I could talk about the incredible azulejos throughout the city. But no, I’m going to talk about the sidewalks. Don’t get me wrong, all of the other aspects of Lisbon are great, but every time I reminisce about my trip to

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timeout-market-lisbon

Where to Eat in Lisbon on Your Next Trip

Lisbon has the type beauty that captivates you. The sun setting over the terracotta roofs. The detailed tile work on the sidewalk. And, of course, the azulejo tile across the city. Though I could wax poetic about the scenery, but the real reason you’re here is to find out out where you should eat in

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Miradouro in São Miguel

Visiting the Azores: Three Days in Paradise

Every now and then you find a place that captivates you. For me, visiting the Azores last spring gave me the chance to discover paradise. As I made my way up the trail, the weather shifted. Dense fog descended; I could barely see five feet in front of me. As the fog rolled in, seemingly,

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Drink in Paris

Drink in Paris: From Wine to Cocktails and Back Again

From the walking the beautiful streets to eating some of the best food in the world, you’ll definitely want to imbibe on something good. Luckily, if you want to drink in Paris, you’ll be just fine. Le Barav  Probably my favorite place to drink in Paris. This intimate, unpretentious wine bar has everything you want

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Oktoberfest in Munich: What You Need to Know

It’s in September, not October Is this common knowledge by now? I feel like it should be, but just in case, Oktoberfest is a three-week affair, starting mid-September, generally ending on the first Sunday of October. Oktoberfest started as a celebration of the wedding between King Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12,

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The Stag's Head in Dublin

Drink in Dublin: Best Places to Say “Sláinte”

After all that walking and touring of historical sights in Dublin, you’re going to need a stiff drink. Thankfully, there are no shortage of drinks in Dublin. 1. L. Mulligan Grocer   This perfect little neighborhood pub is right in Stoneybatter. With plenty of fantastic food options as well as whiskey and beer, this is

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