Tag Archives: beer

Surfing Sam Adams

For the Love of Beer: Visiting the Sam Adams Brewery

It’s hard to believe Sam Adams is only 30 years old! A visit to their brewery helps us learn they really live by their slogan- For The Love of Beer!…

Qingdao Seaside

Don’t Skip: Qingdao, China

Intro to Qingdao We visited Qingdao quite unintentionally, but it turned out to be a great stop. Located at the southern tip of the Shandong peninsula, this charming port city…

Glass of Beer

Nectar of the Gods: Georgia Craft Beer

In honor of American Craft Beer Week I’ve taken a moment to share some local Georgia beers as well as a couple of other favorites.  When most people think of…

Fyne Oysters

Don’t Skip: Loch Fyne, Scotland

Intro to Loch Fyne Known for amazing seafood, sailing regattas, outdoor recreation opportunities and rich history and culture, Loch Fyne is the longest of the Scottish sea lochs, extending 40 miles…


Seaside Qingdao

Challenges of the Chinese Train in Summer Summer is in full swing, and it seems like everyone is on vacation. Trains are jammed, with seats sold out weeks in advance….


Shinkansen to Nagasaki

The first Shinkansen voyage of the trip was a long haul. We left from Odawara Station, south of Yokohama. It was the first day the Japan Rail Pass was valid,…


Diamond Lake, Beer and Puzzling

The Diamond Lake Track near Wanaka leads past it’s namesake body of water, then up to the summit of Rocky Hill.  The views from the top were fantastic and gave…


New Home

Christ Church was a pleasant city with the Avon River meandering through and punters giving people a ride along it. There were lots of historic buildings, monuments, parks and gardens,…