Just as not all beer is created equally, neither are all breweries. Of course, a brewery is only as good as its beer – but it doesn’t hurt to add some awesome style and unique character to the setting. Like, a brewery inside an old jailhouse. Or cathedral. Or windmill. We’ve got all of the above (and more) for you to virtually explore: Bandido Brewing – Quito, Ecuador Photo: Bandido Brewing by: mjgelinas flickr – Courtesy: Trip.com At 9,000 feet above sea level, in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Quito, this brewery uses local ingredients like Amazonian tea leaves, water from the Andes, and locally-grown coffee featured in their Macuipucuna Cloud Forest Coffee Porter. Vault Brewing Company – Yardley, PA Photo: Vault Brewing Company by: John Cain – Courtesy: Trip.com Housed inside an old bank, with its beer kept in a faux vault, this namesake brewing company maintains the look and feel of a traditional brewpub. Translation: no TVs or modern technology (except the brewing
By: Leila Najafi, Contributor We’ve all heard about the British Virgin Islands and Sir Richard Branson’s private paradise — Necker Island ring a bell? But did you know about the sister islands in the U.S.? Located just over 1,000 miles from Miami, the U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the eastern Caribbean and just celebrated its 100th anniversary of the Danish West Indies becoming the Virgin Islands of the United States — which means, you don’t need a passport to travel to paradise. Here are just a few things for you to explore on the beautiful islands: Take a dip in Trunk Bay Photo: Trunk Bay by: rengel134 flickr – Courtesy: Trip.com This pristine beach in St. John is considered by some as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and it won’t take long to see why. The waters are crystal clear for miles, the sand is white and there’s an underwater snorkel trail so you can get a first look at the colorful coral reefs and sea creatures. This is the only St. John beach that
The world is full of fun and crazy people, and these festivals are solid proof. This list features some of the craziest, messiest or most colorful festivals and events ever, which have gathered millions of people from all around the world.