When I signed up for the Brussels Beer Tasting Tour I thought it actually just seemed like a nice way to say pub crawl. But little did I know how serious Belgians were about their beer. Not only did we taste beer at 8 different places, but we learned about how it was made as well as the history of the industry.
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Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses – you’ll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds, and you’ll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery.
Around 2 million Sound of Music fans from all over the world descend upon Salzburg every year to see the movie’s filming locations and soak up the classical music culture of the region. I was able to do so on The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, the same tour that Julie Andrews, the real Maria Trapp, actors from the film, and the real family members have gone on.
Thankfully, gone are the days when only the biggest beer brands held their sway among Prague’s populace. A recent trend has seen a seemingly bottomless thirst for smaller brands from across the country, and there are now numerous pubs dotted around the Old Town where visitors can get a taste of microbrews and regional and specialty beers that show just how varied — and popular — the beer nation’s golden offerings are.
With its ancient chateaus set amidst swooping valleys and over 5,000 wine growers helping keep the region at the top of the wine lists, there are few destinations more idyllic for wine lovers than Burgundy. Bordeaux’s more rustic rival, Burgundy still retains much of its historic charm, with family-run vineyards, stone-built wine cellars (or ‘caves’) and a relaxed pace of life seemingly unaffected by the masses of wine tourists flowing through the region.
Our Dream Travel Job teams recently spent 60 days traveling, taking Viator tours and filming videos all over Europe and North America. Adventures such as these rarely end without some stories to be shared, and the two teams’ journeys were no exception. Read on to find out their best travel tips and suggestions from their travels.
Manchester may be the perfect compromise if your fights center on visiting historical sights versus a day of culture and shopping. England’s third-largest city strikes the perfect balance between war and peace. You can take a “Make Love, Not War” approach with a little bit of war thrown in for those history buffs, followed by bohemian, zen-like peace.
If hearty, sustaining foods, shaped by tradition define your ideal feast, then a visit to Russia is in order. The sheer size of the country has characterized the varied tastes found throughout the land and Russia’s northerly position necessarily dictated the type of crops grown; namely those that flourish in cold climates.
After spending more than 60 days each on the road, both teams are safely back home, with tons of videos from their travel adventures to share. And now it’s time for you to vote which team wins the Dream Travel Job grand prize of $10,000!