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 Becky Mahan, Editor Sometimes, the most beautiful things aren’t well-known or obvious. These hidden lakes should get your wanderlust juices flowing — they aren’t all secret, but they’re tucked away like the planet’s best kept secrets should be: Reed Flute Lake (Guangxi, China) This is one of those places you have to see to believe. The natural limestone cave captures and refracts light beams (and reflections off the subterranean lake) to create a truly psychadelic effect that’s wildly popular with visitors. Lake Vyrnwy (Wales, UK) This lake is actually a reservoir in Powys, Wales, with the world’s first stone-built dam (from the 1880s.) Oh, and it’s home to a gorgeous castle tower that just might make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a Disney fairy tale. Lake Peyto (Banff National Park, Canada) This glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies is only accessible via a high-altitude highway and is formed inside a mountain valley. Lake Ashi (Hakone, Japan) With incredible views
By Becky Mahan, Editor If your spring break is no longer booze-laden street parties and tanned bodies on the beach but instead revolves around cultural experiences, cartoon characters, and early bedtimes, fret not. We’ve got a list of destinations that are perfect for the whole family: 1. San Diego Photo: San Diego by: BobbyProm flickr – Courtesy: Trip.com There’s kayaking, snorkeling, boating, and sand-castle making to be had at the many beaches, plus Sea World, the world-famous Zoo, and Legoland, to name just a few. And with gorgeous sunshine most of the year, it’s a perfect place to enjoy spring break. 2. San Francisco Photo: San Francisco by: Rodrigo – Courtesy: Trip.com The Golden Gate City offers plenty to do for the whole family: whether it’s visiting kid-oriented museums, eating hot dogs and garlic fries on the field outside AT&T Park, or playing at the old-school video arcade Musee Mecanique, San Francisco is a great place for a family outing. Check out this list of
Beginning April 2017, groups can take a journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding with the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia’s newest attraction. Featuring priceless, historical artifacts showcased through innovative storytelling technologies and immersive exhibits, groups will leave the Museum of the American Revolution with a deeper understanding of the events, ideas and individuals that started the United States of America.