16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is many things – it’s history, architecture, art…and it’s beer. The country is the birthplace of the pilsner and Prague has long had a reputation as the beer capital of the world. Beer, which often costs less than a bottle of water, is for sale in every nook and cranny of the historic and architecturally diverse city. Beer is even an option as part of value meals at Burger King (no joke). And, for those who love beer so much they want to bathe in it, there are Beer Spas and beer soaps that offer just that.  From cavernous halls to street kiosks – and at every café, bar and restaurant in between – it takes little effort to find beer in Prague. However, we weren’t just looking for any beer – we were in search of craft beer in Prague. read more


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London Craft Beer Crawl: Bermondsey Beer Mile

In a dimly lit room, the wooden floor creaks and a fire crackles in the corner fireplace as a business-mannered bartender fills dimpled glass mugs with tepid cask ale. This is the scene in a typical London pub – and could accurately describe any one of the thousands of pubs in the city (yes, thousands). Classic pubs are a staple in London; a throwback to a bygone era that remains oddly fashionable in the present-day metropolis. (Read about our Classic Pub Crawl along the River Thames.) However, there is an alternative beer scene brewing in London: small craft breweries are opening throughout the city for microbrew consumption. Differentiating themselves from characteristic London pubs, the small batch breweries are often informal and industrial. Determined to get a good taste of the burgeoning scene, we joined hipsters and beer lovers for a self-guided London Craft Beer Crawl on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. read more


Five Craft Beer Bars in Belgrade, Serbia

5 Craft Beer Bars in Belgrade, Serbia

Before we arrived in Belgrade, Serbia, we had a few expectations. We expected a busy city. We expected Communist-era architecture. We expected signs in Cyrillic. What we didn’t expect was to find craft beer bars in Belgrade – but we did. We’re not talking about a hard-to-find pub listing just one or two craft beers on their menu. What we mean are bars that are dedicated to the craft beer movement – and we found five of them. In a land of watered down, mass-produced beer, it was like finding the mother lode. read more


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Slovenian Wine Highway: Cross-Country Wine Tasting

Slovenia is not a big country; it roughly measures the size of the state of New Jersey. Shaped like a chicken facing east, the nation is wedged into the space between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Although it doesn’t have a large landmass, it certainly has diverse landscapes: towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes, vibrant and historic cities, a dramatic coastline, massive caves, wide open farmland and hundreds of vineyards.

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The country’s small size coupled with ample wineries inspired a journey; a cross-country wine tasting adventure. We were invited to join Find Eat Local and Savor the Experience Tours on an epic one-day, three-winery expedition beginning on Slovenia’s eastern border with Hungary traveling 185 miles across the country to the western border with Italy. (Yeah, guess how long it took us to accept that invite!) On a trail that we dubbed the Slovenian Wine Highway, or SLO Wine Highway for short, we set out on an overcast day for an unforgettable ride across the length of Slovenia. read more


3 Places to Drink Local Beer in Reykjavik, Iceland JetSettingFools.com

3 places to drink local beer in Reykjavik, Iceland

Stay out of the bars. That’s the #1 tip for budget travelers visiting Iceland. The best budget tip for those wanting to imbibe in Iceland and to save money is to purchase alcohol at the duty-free shop at the airport on arrival. While we clearly fall into the Budget Traveler category, there was zero chance we were going to bypass trying a few local brews at a pub. It is, after all, our preferred method of meeting and mingling with locals. We sacrificed the budget and found 3 places to drink local beer in Reykjavik, Iceland. read more


Istrian Brandy: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 2

Istrian Brandy: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 2

This four-part series details the four stops on our Istrian day trip. Our adventure through Istria included Truffle hunting and sampling, Istrian Brandy processing and sipping, visiting Motovun, a hilltop town, and visiting Porec, a seaside town. It was a day full of new tastes, sights and experiences. 

Click here for a review of the first stop on our Istrian day trip: Truffle hunting and sampling.

Brandy before noon? Don’t mind if we do! As regular taste-testers of craft brew and local wine, sampling Istrian brandy at a distillery was right up our alley – regardless of the time of day!  read more


We saw grapes growing in fields and at private homes during our Rovinj Wine Walk

Wine Tasting in Rovinj: Walk to 2 wineries

Wine in Croatia, like so much of Europe, is part of daily life. Croatia’s lengthy coastline along the Adriatic Sea provides favorable conditions for cultivating vines, which are frequently seen lining the hillsides. The Istrian peninsula is known for wine-making and, thus, wine tasting in Rovinj is a must-do. But even more than just tasting wine, we were interested in seeing where the wine was made. As it turns out, there are two wineries and a winery tasting room within walking distance from Rovinj’s old town – so we created our own wine walk. read more


A view south to the city on our Sydney Road pub crawl in Brunswick

Sydney Road pub crawl in Brunswick

Sydney Road has long been the main thoroughfare in Brunswick and it is lined with shops, eateries, government buildings and churches. Gentrification of the area has spurred the remodeling of historic hotels (which are pubs) and the adaptive reuse of many of the buildings along Sydney Road. The diverse culture of the area brings an assortment of cuisine. The street is also home to many second-hand and vintage shops that could easily provide hours of entertainment. But, it’s the many pubs along the street that make a Sydney Road pub crawl so enticing. read more


With more than 100 beers to choose from, The Raiinbow Hotel ranks as one of our top picks of Fitzroy pubs

Fitzroy pubs: 3 amongst the many

Fitzroy is a neighborhood northeast of Melbourne’s Central Business District that has been around since 1839. It has some of the best preserved Victorian-era architecture in the city and a dizzying number of bars. A leisurely walk from the city or a quick ride on the tram puts this area within easy reach for visitors. There are no shortage of Fitzroy pubs to pop into along Brunswick, the main thoroughfare, and we found our way into our fair share.

Basing our preference on pubs to clubs, acoustic music to screaming bands and friendly to fake, we made a short list of our three favorite Fitzroy pubs, each with its own distinct style. And, while that previous sentence might make us sound pretty damn old, we still enjoy a good pub crawl…and Fitzroy is a fine neighborhood for one, for sure. read more


Best Craft Brews of our Journey: Little Creatures Pale Ale, Fremantle, Australia

Best Craft Brews of our RTW Journey

Naturally, we are often asked what our ‘favorites’ were during our travels around the globe. Those are always tough questions, but to share some of our best memories, we are starting a new series of posts called Best Of Our Journey. In each post, we will discuss the Best Of a specific category. If you’ve been wondering what our Best or Favorite {fill in the blank} was, leave a comment and we’ll compose a post for it!

We have a knack for finding local craft beer. We swear, we aren’t seeking them out; we’ve merely had the pleasure of stumbling upon them all around the world. In some cities, like Wellington, New Zealand, the craft beer scene was already established, while in others, like Zagreb, Croatia, it was just at the beginning. Regardless, wherever we were in the world, if local craft brew was available, we gave it a try. read more