More posts by Ryan Bender

Zandvoort aan Zee

Biking Excursion Outside of Amsterdam

Zandvoort aan Zee is a seaside resort town with something for everyone: miles of beaches for swimmers and sunbathers, cute stores where your mom can shop, casinos where your dad can lose some souvenir money and a national park for the whole family to explore. At only 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam Centraal, it is the perfect day (or even half-day) trip.… Continue Reading →

Flam: Norway In A Nutshell

Fjord Escape

Norway is gorgeous: fact. Norway is expensive: fact. These can be reconciled to an affordable, unforgettable experience: fact.

The village of Flam, with its 400 or so full-time residents, is located in the heart of Norway’s fjords. It is part of the “Norway in a Nutshell” tour, a combination of trains, buses and ferries that brings tourists across the country from Oslo to Bergen.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #2: Bring a Compass (For Reals)

Now what way do I go?

The type that points north, not that super-pointy thing used to draw circles that you used once a year in school, but somehow needed to always have in your desk ready to poke you. In these days of GPS, smart phones and Google Earth, the mere suggestion of bringing something so low-tech seems anachronistic…or survivalist.… Continue Reading →

Heineken Experience

Have You Ever Been To A Beer Experience? Well, I Have.

We talk a lot about beer and breweries here at L&A. It could be our German ancestry or Wisconsin residency, but it is probably because beer tastes good.  Heineken is no exception. Now, I know there are some haters out there who call Heineken (and any other green bottle brew) skunky, but hear me out.… Continue Reading →

Links We Love – Vol. 5

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Beer Map

We love visiting breweries – bookmark this map, and stay updated when we post new brewery information!

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Travel Tip #1: Always Carry On

Pack Light!

After shelling out a cool grand for that overseas flight (you fly coach – right?), you notice that those pesky baggage fees are only for domestic flights. Hooray – the you’ve gotten something for free from an airline! Without a fee for checked luggage, you decide to stash your carry on bag in the closet and borrow your parents’ big suitcase that has Rollerblade wheels so you can pack an outfit for every occasion and bring back souvenirs that scream “Look where I went” for even your most distant relatives.… Continue Reading →

Templo de Debod

Egyptian Temple Rebuilt In The Heart Of Madrid

Construction on Templo de Debod began in on the shores of the Nile in Egypt in the second century BC. It stood there for over 2000 years until the construction of a dam forced the temple to be moved. It was dismantled between 1969 and 1970 and moved to Spain where it was rebuilt brick by brick in Madrid.… Continue Reading →