The Beer Traveler

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Maeve is enjoying the hotel room

Denver / Traveling with Dogs

We normally get back to Denver, Colorado – where I grew up – once or twice a year. We try to go to the Great American Beer Festival every other year, and we usually go back around Christmas to visit ...

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Day 14 – Finally Home!

As I said in my previous post, I was a bit concerned that my final flight from Chicago to Omaha did not show up in the United app. However, the Lufthansa people that I spoke to while getting my hotel ...

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Days 13-14 – Home (Hopefully)

I don’t normally stay for the final day of the JCI World Congress, which is mainly the farewell gala. I was originally supposed to leave Friday at 13:38, flying from Tallinn to Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to Chicago, and Chicago to ...

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Days 8-12 – Tallinn/JCI World Congress

Taking the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn was a nice experience. I caught an Uber from my hotel to the terminal at around noon, had a beer in the bar, and boarded around 13:00. We departed at 13:30. Once on ...

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Day 7 – Helsinki

Lori and Michelle had been severely delayed, so I wasn’t going to meet them until around 20:00 now. That gave me more free time to wander around, so I took advantage of that. I left the hotel around 10:30 and ...

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Day 6 – Helsinki

Using the tram system is simple. There are options, but I just installed the HSL phone app and bought a zone A-B two-day ticket for €12. After that, you just get on and off the tram as needed. As long ...

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Day 5 – Sigulda

I told the bartender at Folkklubs that I was looking for something to do until I had to go to the airport, and that I had a car. I would prefer something scenic, that I could walk around in some. ...

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Day 4 – Rīga

(edit: gallery has been added) Google presented me with two routes to Rīga, Latvia. The faster of the two was a bit longer in distance, and retraced a good chunk of the route I followed the day before. The other ...

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Day 3 – Klaipėda

I left Kaunas a little after 10:30 and headed west on highway A1 to Klaipėda. Like yesterday, I drove through mostly farmland, with some forests breaking up the farmland. The trip started as a bright, sunny day (though cool, around ...

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Day 2 – Kaunas (or, “Two Lithuanians, a Swede and an American enter a bar…”)

The drive from Vilnius to Kaunas was uneventful. I got checked into my hotel room shortly before 13:00, the ibis Kaunas Centre. The drive was quite pretty. Lots of farmland, trees and small towns and villages along the route. The ...

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