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Europe, Travel, Wine

Visiting the Vienna Wine Gardens

Visiting the Vienna wine gardens, located in the Vienna Woods, can seem daunting to first-time visitors, as the Vienna Woods aren’t exactly central to the tourist path. Thus, many newbies tend to skip them. This is a huge mistake! Much like beer plays an integral part in Munich’s culture, wine plays a major role in Vienna’s culture. In fact, Vienna is the only major metropolitan city in the world to boast 1,700 acres…

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Europe, Travel

What to See in 48 Hours in Vienna

You booked 48 hours in Vienna. Now you need to plan out the rest of your itinerary. There is so much to cover in a city as rich in history as Vienna that the task can be quite daunting. Never fear! I’m here to help. Here’s a list of some of The Wandering Gourmand’s favorite things to do with 48 hours in Vienna. And here’s a list of recommended hotels in Vienna!   Get…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Europe, Travel

A Guide to Craft Beer in Vienna, Austria

I had reached my breaking point when I was in Vienna, Austria. I mean, I liked the local wine, but I had enough. I needed to find beer in Vienna. I missed the breweries, beer halls, and beer gardens that I so much enjoyed in Munich and Salzburg. Surely a city as large as Vienna had a beer scene buried somewhere among its wine taverns, quaint cafés, and imperialist architecture. And no I…

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Europe, Travel

Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Vienna, Austria

A couple of weeks ago The Wandering Gourmand published a list of top boutique hotels in Vienna, Austria. Since most boutique hotels in the imperial city tend to qualify as artsy or avant-garde, they aren’t necessarily for everyone. Sometimes, you want the opposite of boutique. Sometimes, you want over-the-top spoils and luxury so you can live like Sissi. Here’s a list of hotels that will meet your every indulgence. Hotel Bristol –…

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Europe, Travel

Top Boutique Hotels in Vienna, Austria

Vienna is beautiful! Vienna is grand! Vienna is quite massive and can at times be intimidating as you dodge fake Mozarts to sprint from the palace to a church to a museum. Your hotel stay shouldn’t be intimidating. It should be easy, comfortable, and light on the wallet so you that you are well rested and have of spending money to explore the city. Here are five hotels in Vienna to meet…

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Eating, Europe, Food, Travel

A Gourmand’s Itinerary for Visiting Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria carries with it a rather long list of “must-see” attractions to experience all the city’s grandeur. For starters, visitors must visit at least one the Habsburg’s grand palaces – the Schonbrunn or Hofburg. When you’re done touring the Hofburg, you might as well stop by the Spanish Riding School and watch the horses perform maneuvers to the waltz. Speaking of music, don’t forget to visit Mozart’s house. Then there’s the…

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Europe, Travel

Vienna, Austria – Maybe it was Me

I wanted to like Vienna, Austria.  I really did.  I even fought to place it on our itinerary.  I had heard such great stories about the city.  Mates we met in Thailand raved about it.  They dubbed it the best city to visit in all of Europe.  My Grandma recalled tales from her Grandfather and his childhood in Bratislava.  He went to Vienna whenever he had the chance and even lived there…

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Craft Beer Travel Guides

While beer might not be the only reason that you travel, it sure is a great reason to travel. With the Wandering Gourmand Craft Beer Travel Guides, I aim to help you navigate the best in beer travel. Whether you’re looking for a full immersion beercation to some of the world’s top beer destinations, or you’re just looking for a guide to help you supplement your beach getaway with a proper IPA, I…

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Travel, Travel Tips

10 Things To Do When It Rains on Your Vacation. Number 4 Won’t be in Guidebooks.

As much as we all hope for perfect weather on our vacation, Mother Nature is beyond our control and is bound to rain on our plans.  It seems like almost every trip we took last year included several unwanted rain storms.  It’s easy to get frustrated and allow the rain clouds to ruin our vacation.  I often tossed my hands up in anger.  But a little rain shouldn’t spoil your fun!  With a dash…

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Pairing Challenge

Enchiladas Pairing Challenge – The Vote

I don’t think Bryan from This is Why I am Drunk realized what a reaction he would get from two ladies when he picked enchiladas for June’s Beer Versus Wine Challenge.  The first is Megs from If It Falls on the Floor.  Anyone who has checked out her blog knows how New Mexico proud she is.  In fact, in her novel suggestion below she is outright giddy.  The second lady is Mrs….

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