The Best New Zealand Food to Try While Visiting the Country

new zealand food

My recommendations for the best New Zealand food to try after a year of living in the country. You may have noticed by now on this blog that I have a slight fondness for New Zealand. I’m enamored with the friendly people, the scenery, the Maori culture, and the wildlife, but would you be surprised […]

A Guide to the Best Breweries in Bend for Any Beer Enthusiast

A guide to the best breweries in bend

Looking for a guide to take you through the best beer options in Bend, Oregon? These are my picks for the best breweries in Bend for any beer enthusiast. I have to admit, I hadn’t even heard of Bend before I moved to Oregon. Once I arrived in Portland; however, I kept hearing about a […]

Experiencing a Portland Ghost Tour (And Getting the Creeps)

Portland Ghost Tour

Going on a Portland ghost tour is a unique way to learn more about the sordid and dark past of this Pacific Northwest city (with craft beer in hand, of course). Before I moved to the city, I mainly pictured Portland as an outdoorsy hipster-capital that was all about unique fashion and the 90’s. It […]

Experiencing a BrewCycle Portland Tour

Brewcycle Portland, Oregon | PNW Travel

Brewcycle Portland offers an affordable and easy way to brewery hop around a city that’s known for its craft beer. I first came across BrewCycle when I was in Sacramento, California. I was heading to Rubicon Brewing when 10 people on a bike passed by shouting and cheering as they made their way down the street at […]

Tales from my first craft beer convention: Beervana

Some of you readers who have been following me for awhile probably already know how much I love craft beer, especially due to the fact that every bar I’ve worked in since moving abroad has specialized in the craft beer of that country. I even go to craft beer courses in my free time, and still get […]

Craft Beer 101

Craft Beer 101 - The Atlas Heart

It seems like everyone is talking about craft beer, hops, and malts these days. Or is that just me?  I first got into craft beer in college, a friend introduced me to big hop American IPAs via Stone Brewery and I was sold from my first sip. My Coors Light party days from freshman year […]

Exploring My Own Backyard in Julian, California

A short day trip from San Diego, you’ll find Julian and the best apple pie in southern California. Last weekend, I convinced my roommate to take a road trip with me to Julian, CA. I invited a few other friends, and next thing I knew, we had a full car, cruising up to Julian to […]