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Screaming Beans

Screaming Beans Coffee is bliss

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Caffeine

At least, my head screams for caffeine in the morning, and the first thing we usually when we wake up is hunt around for my coffee fix. Good thing it’s easy to find great coffee in the Netherlands. Walk into any restaurant, cafe, bar or even coffee shop (yes those kind of coffee shops) and you’ll get a good cup of coffee served up with packets of sugar, and a little cookie or a mini-stroopwafel.… Continue Reading →

Texel Brewery

Beer Biking at its Best

This isn’t the first time we’ve biked to a brewery, as a matter of fact biking and visiting breweries are two of our favorite things – so on our second trip to Texel, we made it a priority to bike to Oudeschilde and visit the Texel Brewery.… Continue Reading →

Texel: Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

Biking around Texel in the Netherlands

Texel (pronounced TES-sel) is an island retreat located off of the north coast of the Netherlands. This is a cyclist’s paradise, even by Dutch standards (and that is saying something). You can reach it from Amsterdam by taking a train, then a bus and then a ferry-which sounds like a hassle, but actually isn’t – it’s totally worth it once you get there.… Continue Reading →

Sprecher Brewery

sprecher

A Brewery Tour that’s not just for Beer Aficionados

Milwaukee’s legacy as the beer capital of the world may be tarnished with the Closing of Pabst, Blatz and Schlitz and the sale of Miller to an international concern, but small breweries like Milwaukee Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery and Sprecher Brewery are working hard to bring beer back to Milwaukee.… Continue Reading →

Central Waters Brewery

Small brewery proves it is easy being green

Central Waters Brewing Company is just off of US 10 in the small town of Amherst, WI. They are known for their quality beer and to commitment to sustainability (They’re Wisconsin’s first green powered brewery).

We arrived at 4pm on a Friday afternoon and the tap room was packed.… Continue Reading →

Vleminckx Sausmeesters French Fries

Belgian Frites in Amsterdam

They’re better than fries — they’re frites.

You know the feeling: it’s the middle of the afternoon, and you’ve been walking all day enjoying the sites of the city, and now you’re hungry. Lunch was two museums ago, and dinner isn’t for ages. The solution? Vleminckx Frites at 33 Voetboogstraat, just off the Spui in the center of Amsterdam.… Continue Reading →

London Tube Ghost Station Posters

Abandoned London Tube Stations - Penney Design

Lovely Tube Infographics

As you’re whizzing past stations on the London Underground, do you ever wonder what happened to the closed and abandoned stations? Well wonder no more – Robert Penney has designed really cool infographic posters detailing exactly what’s going on in the Tube’s disused stations. See all 5 of the posters over in his portfolio & then buy yours here.Continue Reading →

Lanskroon

Lanskroon, Home of the Stroopwafels!

The Best Bakery in the World

Bold words, we know, but we stand by this claim. After a transatlantic flight and a train ride into the city, the very first thing we do when we get to Amsterdam is walk down the Singel Canal and treat ourselves to lovely, gooey, crispy stroopwafels at Lanskroon.… Continue Reading →

South Shore Brewery

Ryan drinking a beer at South Shore Brewery, WI

Stop for lunch at South Shore Brewery & Deepwater Grille

Before embarking on a six hour journey from the top of Wisconsin to the bottom, we stopped at South Shore Brewery in Ashland to meet up with old friends and have a pint. The brewery is located in an old building in downtown, just one blog from Lake Superior’s south shore.… Continue Reading →

Mapnificent Transportation Visualization Tool

London Trip Planning with Mapnificent

Find the right spot with Mapnificent

 Stefan Wehrmeyer has created a visualization tool that can help you find the best place to stay in a city, based on public transportation availability. Read more about the project over on his website.… Continue Reading →