The New Travel Thread: Now with write ups in the OP

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  1. Corky Bucek

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    Heading to DC in 11 days for the first time. Hanging in town for 5 days and then heading to go Annapolis for my cousin’s graduation at the Naval Academy. Will be hanging out with Guns one night for sure. Besides Other Half, what other breweries do I need to be on the lookout for?
     
  2. Tommy Jefferson

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    Did you end up making one of these trips? We’re debating between the same as you and curious what made you chose one over the other.
     
  3. bwi2

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    Bluejacket will probably always be my pick. 3 Stars appears to be getting a lot of buzz recently but I haven’t been.
     
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  4. BamaNug

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    Unfortunately not. May try next summer, tho
     
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  5. TAS

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    It's not a brewery but we want on a "tour" of the O Mansion once in DC and it was a fucking rad experience. Basically you're walking through the most insane house imaginable trying to find hidden trap doors to secret rooms. Pretty sure they had a full bar too.
     
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  6. Good Effort! Good Game!

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    Las Catalinas in the NE Pacific coast is pretty great for low key stay. Close to a bunch of more local towns but quiet on it's own. <1 hr from Liberia airport

    Nosara is a gem but a bit harder to get to.
     
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  7. Mix

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    Passed my stupid covid test so at least I can get on my flight tomorrow.

    Killer trip really happy with everything.
     
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  8. letan

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    that was very stressful waiting for the results
     
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  9. Bricktop the white

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    Going on my first vacation in 5 years and first ever trip to europe with a buddy of mine.

    Amsterdam then to the hague, then we have 10 days to pick whatever strikes our fancy before meeting up with another friend for 4 days in albania.

    What would be the best places to hit in between netherlands and albania? definitely want to see venice before it sinks.
     
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  10. Fran Tarkenton

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    Prague
     
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  11. Frankie Carbone

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    Really a no brainer of a city to visit with that setup. I would recommend taking a train into the country even though it’ll be more expensive because the view from the car is great
     
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  12. Bricktop the white

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    We were debating getting the eurail pass but it really seems like it works out cheaper to just buy individual tickets.
     
  13. Frankie Carbone

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    Depending on how many cities you travel to, it comes out better with the pass but when I did my trek it was cheaper to do individual. The train I was on from Berlin to Prague had authentic Pivo to drink which was optimum
     
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  14. bcuga

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    My flight back this week from Amsterdam didn't even check my results. Glad I did it though anyways just in case.
     
  15. tspa

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    If you have any interest in outdoor things Plitvice National park in Croatia and Durmitor National Park in Montenegro are two of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
     
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    Durmitor over Plitvice iyam.
     
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  17. tspa

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    I would agree. I really want to go back and spend more time there
     
  18. BamaNug

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    I'd try to keep it to two MAYBE three cities. Don't fall into the trap of trying to see everything.

    A lot depends on what yall are trying to do. If you want unspoiled nature, I'd fly from Amsterdam down to the Balkans and maybe check out Croatia (see above, Plitvice is incredible). Could also do the mountains in Switzerland/Austria.

    Italy would be cool for 10 days, maybe 3 days in each city? See some history and catch a ferry from SE Italy to Albania (or to Dubrovnik - point is it is close and the ferry would be a cool experience).

    If you want to party, then Berlin to Prague is a no-brainer. Easy and beautiful train ride between the two.
     
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  19. AptosDuck

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    Prague
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  20. Oranjello

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    Ended up doing this. Flight is next Friday. Rent car, then drive an hour or so to Sparkle City.

    Yesterday I found out driving to Spartanburg from where I live is about 4.5 hours :facepalm:. Never bothered to check and just figured it was farther than I wanted to drive (my cutoff for driving vs flying is about 5 hours of driving).

    Currently trying to cancel flights and car rental. Feel incredibly dumb for not looking.
     
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  21. IvanTheTerrible

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    I have a newfound love for the Swiss countryside and gnocchi. This was a genuinely transformative trip on several levels.
     

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  22. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    Currently in Greece. Athens is a fun city.
     
  23. BamaNug

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    Has anyone spent any time in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore? I know the latter is expensive AF -- is Malaysia as well?

    Probably going to spend 2-3 weeks in Asia after Nepal, but the only nonstop/easy flights out of Kathmandu are to Kuala Lumpur. Wondering if it's worth spending a few days there before going to Hanoi. Or Chiang Mai. Maybe Indonesia.

    Was going to check out Sri Lanka, doesn't look like it anymore unless shit gets better.
     
  24. Corky Bucek

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    On my way to DC now.
    On my list for DC breweries and beer bars
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    Is DC Brau worth checking out? I had stuff from them many moons ago.

    Also, anybody have recs for bars or restaurants in Annapolis?
     
  25. Pasta88

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    I’m also in Switzerland right now, specifically Zurich (and will head to Luzern tomorrow). I was in Milan previously and the train ride from Milan to Zurich was amazing. Zurich is a beautiful city too.

    It’s also been 30 degrees celsius every day here, which is not what I expected from Switzerland in mid May.

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  26. DuffandMuff

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    Can’t find a good deal on Singapore Air for KTM-SIN?
     
  27. BamaNug

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    Not at first glance. That's my route on the way over, tho.

    Most likely going to fly to KL and stay somewhere nice for a few days after the trek. Can basically go anywhere from KL so it's up in the air. Want to explore Komodo/lesser-known Indonesia but not sure if 2 weeks is enough time.
     
  28. DuffandMuff

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    Tried flying KTM-SIN last month and only flight was booked solid. Had to backtrack the other way around the globe.

    I can’t speak on Singapore. Had a 12 hour layover a few years ago. Incredible airport. Never left. I will be flying thru there in mid-July for a Bali trip. May stay for 24 hours either on front or back end. Hotels did look expensive.

    Have you looked at the Philippines at all?
     
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  29. BamaNug

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  30. PJP3

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    singapore hotels and drinking are expensive but eating is pretty cheap and some of the best in world. I think its definitely worth a stop, just skip the ultra luxury hotels and the rooftop bars that charge $20 for a beer.
     
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  31. WhiskeyDelta

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    Luzern is awesome. “City of bridges” I think is it’s nick name. Check out the wounded lion memorial to the Swiss guard.
     
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  32. Pasta88

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    I walked by it earlier this afternoon. Luzern is indeed awesome, and also quite small so a perfect place to spend a day.

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  33. Gin Buckets

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    Croatia/Hvar is close to Albania... Love that place.

    If you want to party, Belgrade is wild, but the city itself isn't that pretty.

    My fav eastern European city is Krakow.... Highly recommend. It's got the best mix of culture, beauty, and nightlife. Also, the food there is delicious.

    Of the big 3 eastern European cities (Vienna, Budapest, Prague) -- I personally like Budapest the best, but you can't go wrong with any of the 3.
     
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  34. Bricktop the white

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    Budapest is on the list provided orban doesnt join up with putin the next few months
     
  35. Gin Buckets

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    Isn't there a Mark Twain story about this lion? Maybe a comment he made when he saw it?
     
  36. Jimmy the Saint

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    Budapest and Krakow are both fantastic. Did an overnight train between them.
     
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  37. Keef

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    I agree I loved Krakow and of that list of 3 I prefer Prague
     
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  38. Lyrtch

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    targeted $300 back on IAP booking of 1k+ for Amex Plat folks

    was waiting to book flights to mexico city so that'll get me to book
     
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  39. Lyrtch

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    for our mexico city veterans, 5-6 nights not too much? going to be over day of the dead so shit going to be blown out by parades, etc
     
  40. BamaNug

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    Not at all, think that's perfect. Would also give you a day to explore Teotihuacán.
     
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  41. BellottiBold

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    Been talking about it in the CC thread
     
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