Oktoberfest Munich Tips: How To Have the Best Fest

Since I’m always talking about how much I love Oktoberfest (and casually mentioning that I’ve been there a few times), I often get e-mails from readers asking me for Oktoberfest advice. I figured it would be cool to respond to the most common questions that I get here in one post. So, if you are …

Great Days: Kloster Andechs Monastery Munich, Germany

On the final evening of my inaugural trip to Europe, I took a walking tour of Munich and afterwards ended up having a few beers with the gregarious leader of the tour. It was from this wise gentleman that I first heard the legend of the Kloster Andechs Monastery Munich, the holy hilltop beer beacon …

Should I Buy a Eurail Pass / European Rail Pass?

From time to time, I get asked about various aspects of travelling in Europe. A ton of questions have to do with Oktoberfest, and I addressed the majority of those over here on my Oktoberfest post. A good percentage of the rest have to do with the Eurail pass and whether or not they are …

Great Stays: Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald

There is a philosophy of European travel that says the actual place you stay in doesn’t particularity matter all that much. It usually goes a little something like this: “I’m not going all the way to Europe to stay in my room, and since I plan on being out all day sightseeing, all I really …

Best Lesser Known Places in Europe

So, you’re planning a trip to Europe? Amazing. So where are you going to go when you get here? Obviously, you are legally required to go to London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Florence. This is non-negotiable, and I am pretty sure if you even attempt skipping these places, the President of the EU will personally …

Best Places to Start a First Trip to Europe

Choosing where and what time of year to go on your first trip to Europe is tough. Choosing the literal first place you’ll visit is even tougher. Deciding where to go first is a big decision because first impressions are huge and those initial days at your first stop on European soil will likely stick with you …

When Is the Best Time to Go to Europe?

When is the best time of year to go to Europe? This is a question that comes up over and over and it is one of the biggest decisions that you’ll end up making about your trip to Europe.  Everything from the price of your flight to the length of lines you will wait in, …

Where To Find The Best Mezcal in Oaxaca

When you think of liquors from Mexico, tequila is almost always the first one that springs to mind. You may love it, you may have had too much of it one night in College and hate it, but you still probably think of it first. Some may also think of creamy cool Kahlua, but nowadays …

How To Save Money in Iceland

Is Iceland expensive? Well, does an Icelandic horse pee on a glacier? Unfortunately, yes, yes it is expensive. The expense of Iceland is actually one reason it took Julia and I so long to get there, and it has been the subject of most questions I’ve received from readers since we visited. The more isolated …