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Zane Lamprey’s 25 Best Beer Cities In The World

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I am sure that lots of us enjoy beer. Kim and I love visiting breweries to do tastings & tours and have visited quite a few! I’ve also done a couple of beercentric trips- Germany and Belgium. Both of those trips were with one of my brothers. On our Germany trip we visited Munich and Cologne. We visited lots of breweries and beer halls. In fact, every night for a week we had dinner at a different, massive beer hall.
I recently came across a list of Best Beer Cities in the World by Zane Lamprey. Zane had a couple of food and drink related cable shows that I used to watch years back. Both were really funny and chock full of information and odd facts. The shows I used to watch were “Have Fork Will Travel”- a food and travel related show and the hilarious “Three Sheets”. In Three Sheets, Zane would visit a different country each episode and try out the local drinks (and usually get really messed up).
The reason that I am bringing up beer and Zane Lamprey is due to a fun list that I recently came across. 
The list is Zane’s “Best Beer Cities in the World”. The list consists of 25 cities. I’ve been to a bunch of them including three of his top five.
I am going to list Zane’s top 10 and if you follow the link below you will get to the full list which has a good amount of information on each city. Enjoy!
Here is the Top 10:
  1. Munich, Germany
  2. Brussels, Belgiu,
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Asheville, North Carolina
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Boston, Massachussettes
  10. London, England
Check out the full list HERE

The World’s Longest Flights- US News & World Report

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Before a trip, the question that I am pretty much guaranteed to get asked multiple times is- How long is the flight? 
I’ve been on many long flights that have taken me to many great places. 
My longest direct flight was from Hong Kong to New York on Cathay Pacific. The flight took around 16 hours (the reverse of this flight is tied for 8th on the list below) and was not a lot of fun. I find the long, uncomfortable flights a fair price to pay for what I will get to see and experience in the place I’ll be visiting.
US News & World Reports put out a list of the World’s Longest Flights. I found it pretty interesting to see which flights made the list. Like I said above, my longest flight was 16 hours direct. I could not imagine being on that flight for another 2.5 hours like the longest flight- Los Angeles to Singapore.
Check out the list:
8- New York to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific (Tie)
Miles: 8,059
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours
8- Dallas- Ft Worth to Brisbane on Qantas (Tie)
Miles: 8,584
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours
8- Johannesburg to New York on South African Airways (Tie)
Miles: 7,970
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours
8- Newark to Hong Kong on United Airlines (Tie)
Miles: 8,065
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours
6- Atlanta to Johannesburg on Delta Airlines (Tie)
Miles: 8,433
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours 15 Minutes
6- Doha to Houston on Qatar Airways (Tie)
Miles: 8,047
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours 15 Minutes
5- Dubai to Houston on Emirates Airlines
Miles: 8,164
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours 20 Minutes
4- Dubai to Los Angeles on Emirates Airlines
Miles: 8,335
Scheduled Duration: 16 Hours 30 Minutes
3- Los Angeles to Bangkok on Thai Airways
Miles: 8,260
Scheduled Duration: 17 Hours 30 Minutes
2- Newark to Singapore on Singapore Airlines
Miles: 10,371
Scheduled Duration: 18 Hours
1- Los Angeles to Singapore on Singapore Airlines
Miles: 9,500
Scheduled Duration:  18 Hours 30 Minutes
Find out more about each flight at US News and World Report

Lonely Planet: The World’s Finest Freebies

Lonely Planet has a list of the top things in the world to do for free. I am sure the list is missing quite a few freebies but it is made up of some interesting activities and experiences.

Here is the list:

  1. The Staten Island Ferry- New York City, USA
  2. City Bikes- Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront- Hong Kong
  4. Walking Tour- Reykjavik, Iceland
  5. Tea @ Grand Bazaar- Istanbul, Turkey
  6. Te Papa Tongarewa- Wellington, New Zealand
  7. Reichstag- Berlin, Germany
  8. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building- Japan
  9. Royal Opera House Lunchtime Concerts- London, England
  10. Louvre- Paris, France

Out of this list, I’ve done #s 1,2,3,5 & 10. I was thinking of free sites that were missing from this list and the first thing that came to mind was the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C.

To read the Lonely Planet article click here.