Eugene Craft Beer: Wild Ale Fest at 16 Tons

70 wild ales on tap at the 16 Tons Taphouse, Apr. 28 & 29 Beer goes wild Apr. 28-29 with 70+ wild ales at 16 Tons. Get puckered with Lambic, Flanders Red, Oud Bruin, Sasion, American Sour Ales, Berliner Weisse, Gose, beers with Brett, and more. New collaboration beer unveiled 16 Tons also will unveil … Read more

We’ll take a year – New Zealand – BootsnAll 2012 Indie Travel Challenge

Prompt #17: New Zealand Imagine you’ve just been handed a round-trip ticket to Auckland. You’ve got a grand total of three months to spend there. You can travel as much as you like within the country, hopping between islands whenever you like, but you can’t leave New Zealand. Tell us what you’d do with three … Read more

3 travel stories that can change your life and make you hit the road

I’m a big fan of the BootsnAll Travel Network. As a traveler and someone who’s worked there, BootsnAll’s articles have always inspired me to keep learning, growing and traveling. Some recent articles have really been nailing the sense of adventure it takes to leave off the ol’ corporate “company guy” road, and hit the real … Read more

Postcards from the Rucksack Universe – April Newsletter out now

Postcards from the Rucksack Universe – April 2012 Newsletter This Month’s Destination Spotlight – Agamuskara, India & The Agamuskara River From India to Ireland! New short story coming next month Postcard from the Universe People to Meet See it online now: Postcards from the Rucksack Universe – April 2012

2nd Annual Eugene Beer Week, May 7-13

Latest word on the 2nd annual Eugene Beer Week… A week of craft beer events all over Eugene & Springfield Eugene hosts its 2nd annual Beer Week May 7-13. Eugene Beer Week celebrates craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley. Events from beer releases to brewer dinners are in the works. Venues and breweries include… … Read more

April newsletter out now

Postcards from the Rucksack Universe Out now! This Month’s Destination Spotlight: Agamuskara, India & The Agamuskara River Postcard from the Universe People to Meet: Faddah Rucksack Coming Next Month: From India to Ireland – New short story Go: April 2012 – Postcards from the Rucksack Universe »

Best burrito in Eugene: Lonches to Go

Who has the best burrito in Eugene, Oregon? It could be the carnitas, their juicy soft porkiness spiced just right. Or it could be the battered fried fish, spritzed with lime. It could be the char marks on the fresh tortillas, that taste like no other tortilla I’ve had in Eugene. Or it could be … Read more

The broken Spork, the zipper-borked fleece jacket, and the I-can’t-bear-to-say-good-bye

“While anyone would look at this multi-use piece of cutlery and see nothing more than that, I am reminded of so many memories from my travels where this simple little thing saved the day.” “My Spork has broken,” said Backpack with Brock recently. His Spork has been with him for country after country, from India … Read more

Eugene beer: At 11 a.m. Apr. 4, The Bier Stein opens the strong ale cellar

11 a.m. Apr. 4: Break out the strong ales at The Bier Stein’s Starkbierzeit Stark-what? Stark. Beer. Zite! That’s right. The Bier Stein is farewelling Winter and welcoming Spring with a cellar full of strong and vintage ales. For years the good folks at the Stein have quietly tucked away strong beers (9% to 18%) … Read more