Alcoholic Drinks Around The World: Boozy Bucket List

Enjoy alcoholic drinks around the world with this boozy travel bucket list for foodie travelers. Find international liquors, beers, cocktails, wine, and so much more.

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Winter Drinks To Warm Up Your European Travels

I will never forget my first kiss. I had no idea what I was doing. Would I miss or mess up? Would I like it? And what if I didn’t? Who would I disappoint? Onlookers and the bartender watched as I leaned over, tentative yet excited. I prayed to the gods.  Gently, I stole my first kiss. A smooth burning sensation hit the back of my throat, instantly warming my insides. I looked up, smiled, and knew it was love at first sight. Dutch Jenever, will you be my Netherlands soul mate? Winter Drinks To Warm Your Soul From local liquors to Glühwein and Belgian beer, winter drinks are The Uncorked Librarian’s favorite part of the colder season. Who doesn’t love a booze cruise down the canals of Amsterdam to see the light festival or ice-skating in front of the Rijks? Not to mention bicycle karaoke at the Heineken Experience. Who…

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Winter In Germany: Add A Sip Of Holiday Spirit in Frankfurt and Cologne

The Holidays in Florida Living in Florida, finding Christmas and the holiday spirit(s) takes a little extra effort. When we first moved to the Sunshine State, we laughed as Lowes peddled plastic palm trees decked out in Christmas lights. Even with giant Nutcrackers guarding the streets and wreaths hanging in shop windows, usually decorated with fish and golf ornaments, temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s obliterate the New England holiday vibes that only exist in our imagination. “Where are you ChristMASSSS; I cannot find youuuuu.” Who wants to drink spiced hot chocolate as they sunbathe by the pool? Tourists and vacationers…and SNOW birds!! That’s who. But when you live in God’s waiting room with sand ‘snow’-men and dolphin statues donned in Santa hats, you find yourself wanting warm boozy drinks, ice-skating, and boots that serve a purpose besides just looking cute.  Trust me, I know about these things. Every year now,…

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9 Wanderlust-Inspired Destinations For Your Birthday Vacation

“Oh, shit. Where are we?!” “Venice is safe to walk around at 1 AM, right? We got past the Rialto so we are on the right side, I thiiii….OH MY GOD, CANAL. Why don’t they have fences? Or warnings?” “Can we just sleep here?” “Oh f’, I have to pee. Do you have a few Euros? Or should I just buy another drink; it is my Birthday vacation after all.” “No. NO, I DON’T WANT YOUR FREAKING OVERPRICED ROSE! Stop following me. Stop it!” “Did he just throw a rose at me?! WTF?” Wakes up the next day at 1 PM, gagging on toothpaste and wondering where I went wrong… P.S. I have never slept in on a vacation. So there I lay sprawled out zombie-style in a fancy boutique hotel in a non-touristy part of Venice hung over and 30. How did this happen? I did not take turning…

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Can You Go Home Again? Teacher To Tourist

From 2009-2010 I lived in Depok, Indonesia as a United States Fulbright Fellow.  I both loved and struggled with my time abroad, but I made my little corner of Depok a part of me.  Part of my home.  When I left a year later, friends despondently waved from my house gates, and I sobbed my way through my 2-day trip back to the States. Not ready to go, the situation felt even more desperate by not knowing if and when I would return. Who would I become in relation to this country.  And if I did return, would Indonesia even feel the same?  Would what was once so innate to my daily routine become foreign to me?  Underneath, would Indo feel like déjà vu inspired from a dream–a removed experience, a ghost, something no longer my own? I questioned: Can you go home again, truly? Or once you leave, does that…

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Huggable Art: Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

Imagine a museum where you can hug the art, seesaw in a trailer, play “Mary Had A Little Lamb” with some neon cubes, and chill on a bench next to shark girl all the while learning more about art and humanity.  No matter where we travel to, I love cities with a strong museum culture, especially one where visitors can play. Even better: this museum isn’t a science center but instead all about the contemporary arts. While modern art tends to get some crap, this institution is more than fancy canvas splatters and abstract sculptures that all look like penises—which I equally love. The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio is filled with interactive and engaging exhibits and is worth a visit if you are looking for fun educational opportunities within the city.  Did I mention that the museum is free? Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center Park In A Nearby Garage…

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