Drinks of the World

A day of Wine and Fruit in the Australia’s Yarra Valley

A day of Wine and Fruit in the Australia’s Yarra Valley

I like my wine. But how much do I really know about it? Well, there’s red and white, Riesling is from Germany, Shiraz is sort of spicy, like a lady it has legs and body, and a swirl and a sniff is crucial to the flavor. Before my trip to the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia(…)

Italy After Hours: What they don’t tell you in your guidebook

Italy After Hours: What they don’t tell you in your guidebook

Italy is a popular destination for many—and with the thousands of people that flock there, there are thousands of guidebooks that tell them where they should go and what they should do. Here’s what you WON’T find in those books. Secret Drunk Food There are bakeries around Florence called “secret bakeries” that illegally open in(…)

Oktoberfest: What to know before you go

Oktoberfest: What to know before you go

This summer, a friend of mine gave me the opportunity to join them in Munich and attend Oktoberfest. I didn’t flinch once before I booked my flight to Germany for a week, thinking that I would just be attending a larger and more international version of the German festival in my American hometown. I envisioned(…)

Party on a Plane: Make the Journey as Great as the Destination

Party on a Plane: Make the Journey as Great as the Destination

I first discovered the joy of minimum airplane leg room and uncomfortable seating on my flight from Barcelona to London, where I was studying abroad. Because of the airline’s strict luggage policy, I was sweating profusely in multiple layers, exhausted, and just ready to be back in my temporary home after a weekend of the(…)