Travel

You may have heard of this legendary “ghost ship” but do you know where the legend began? Buckle up as we depart on a trip to the Netherlands aboard the famous ship once captained by Willem van der Decken!
Not only do the British love their fish and chips; they also love their beer. Second to none in the British brewery business is Fuller’s, a mainstay in London.
Sold in more than 30 countries and with over 13 styles of beer, Żywiec brewery produces one of the country’s favorite beers. Not many beers have the tenacity or prestige to warrant the creation of a museum but Archduke’s Brewery in Żywiec does – and for good reason.
What’s all the buzz about Trappist beer? Trappist is a term used to describe a specific order of monasteries which branched off from other Cisterian congregations in 1664 in La Trappe, France.
Stella Artois makes up part of what’s nowadays the world’s largest brewery concern, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which finds its home base in Leuven, Belgium.
Although France’s beautiful Alsace region is perhaps more readily associated with winemaking than the production of beer, the two ancient trades have happily existed side by side for centuries. Nowadays, the Alsace area accounts for some 50 percent of France’s total beer production.
For canine lovers, Europe may be the most dog-friendly region of the world — but there are still things to keep in mind when taking Fido along with you on your travels.
The history of hot springs in Budapest goes back to Roman times. Ever since the Romans colonized the area around the Danube River valley, where Budapest is located, inhabitants have used the thermal hot springs to relax and bathe in its healing properties.
How much fun is it taking a trip with your best girlfriends? Literally, the greatest! Leisurely strolls through amazing towns, all the coffee and sweets stops, plus some serious spa time. Need I say more?
It isn’t often that a lake can be considered international, but Lake Constance is just that. Bordering Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it is a prime location for water sports and outdoor recreation. The Swiss town of Kreuzlingen neighbors the German border and this scenic lake.
I don’t think one can argue Guinness is hands down the world’s most famous beer. Thanks to decades of brilliant marketing campaigns, it’s certainly the most recognizable. Brewed in 50 countries and available in 120, you cannot escape the pull of Ireland’s dark and dry stout.
You can thank a long-standing beef between France and Prussia for the delicious Spanish lager, Estrella Damm. The two were duking it out over expansion when August Kuentzmann Damm and his wife Melanie fled Alsace to escape the war and settled along the Mediterranean coast.
The Union Brewery, one of the largest breweries in Slovenia, was established as the small family enterprise of brothers Ivan and Peter Kosler in Ljubljana back in 1864. The Union brand came into being in 1909, when a joint stock company founded by the brothers united with two other breweries.
Tennent Caledonian, one of the UK’s oldest brewers, can boast of a heritage that stretches back centuries.  Archival evidence confirms that brewing was already taking place on the banks of the Molendiner Burn in Glasgow as far back as the 1550s.
The Brasserie Nationale is a relatively new entity, having come into being in 1975, but the two breweries it fused together, Bofferding and Funck-Bricher, trace their histories much further back, to 1842 and 1764 respectively.
The Eiffel Tower, Trevi Fountain, Big Ben and La Sagrada Familia are just some of the iconic sites and monuments to marvel at when you first arrive in Europe. However, what happens when you’ve proudly crossed these experiences off your bucket list?