Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Episode #128 The Thrilla from Manila

In today's episode we explore the city of Manila in the Philippines
Taste some Red Horse beer
and learn about what it's like to travel to the Philippines for work


We were super exited to have Andrea's spouse Justin join us to share his stories of travelling to the Philippines for work. We learned a lot about the area Justin visited, and it made us want to taste so many new things in the future.

We talk about items to search out like Red Horse beer (which Aaron didn't enjoy sadly), Halo Halo, Gising Gising, Jeepneys, Jollibee, and Fort Santiago.

We hope you enjoyed this episode, and would love to hear your thoughts. Please reach out to us on our Facebook page, or send us an email to fans@travelbyproxy.com

We look forward to seeing you next week, as we discuss Keepsake Cidery.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Episode #127 Japanese Candy Edition

In today's episode we explore an Anime Convention 
Taste some Japanese candy
And discover what it means to drink pure sugar water

In further reading about Kit Kats in Japan, we found that there have been over 300 varieties created for the Japanese market and you can purchase some of the different flavors in variety packs on Amazon.

Nara Dreamland seems to still have a lot of interest in it even since its closure and eventual demolition, you can read about its history in more depth on the Wiki.

And since we feel pretty bad for not remembering the name of the dog that had a statue put up in its honor, so we found the Wiki for Hachiko.

And the photo for this episode comes from Aaron's time at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and it is a view of the beautiful wooden bridge in the Japanese garden area. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Episode 126 Brooklyn Breweries

Picture from the blackout. Notice the sky!

We're in New York talking about the blackout and some breweries we visited.
The taste of this episode is Ommegang's Rosetta.
We'll also discuss FolksbierOther HalfBrooklyn Brewing, and more.
It's a little more freeform than some of our more focused episodes, but there were too many interesting Brooklyn things to choose from!
The draft list at Other Half.













Musical Credits:

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Episode #125 The Dumps

We're Taking another 5th episode break from our normal format to bring you tales of our not-so-fun travel experiences; as, well, not everything is always perfect and amazing. But bad experiences can help you learn more about yourself and how you will travel in the future, as well as some downright funny stories.

As a way to get back to the happy after the tales of our mishaps, have a photo of Admiral Ackbar "helping" me edit this episode.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Episode #124 German Beer Halls

In today's episode we talk about Gastof's in Minneapolis, MN; and Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY
We'll also get into tasting a Bauhaus Wonderstuff
Finally, we discuss a Ratskeller and the Reinheitsgebot

We had a lot of fun reminiscing about our trips to German Beer Halls for this episode, and we would love for you to let us know what you would like covered on this podcast. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page, or send us an email to fans@travelbyproxy.com.

I couldn't find a photo to use for this episode, so I added one of my cats.

For those of you who want to see the Man vs Food from Minneapolis episode, we found it here. Go to 11:10 to see the Gasthof's challenge (which is actually a meter long bratwurst) or watch the whole thing to see the Jucy Lucy debate unfold. 

Episode #123


We're in Minneapolis, MN at The Newsroom in Downtown. Photos from google users located here

The taste of this episode is a Mezcalita, and talk about some hot sauces that Andrea brought back from her trip to Mexico.

As promised, the answer to where Tequila is from is: "primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco."

The more you know, right?

If you would like to recreate the cocktail we made on this episode, we have added the recipe and instructions below:

INGREDIENTS
For the spicy rim: Tajín Clásico Seasoning or a mix of 2 parts kosher salt and 1 part chili powder
Lime wedges, for lining the rim and garnish
1 ½ ounces mild mezcal (we recommend Del Maguey Vida)
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
3 dashes of orange bitters (optional, for extra orange flavor)
1 to 3 teaspoons orange liqueur, simple syrup or agave nectar (optional, if you prefer sweeter drinks—I don’t add any)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. To prepare your glasses: Pour some Tajín (or mix your salt/chili powder) on a small, rimmed plate. Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the mezcal, orange juice, lime juice, orange bitters (if using) and sweetener (if using). Securely fasten the lid and shake well.
3. Pour the mixture into your prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

We're looking to start a run of shirts or other products with some of the things we've said on the podcast as inspiration, what would you love to see on a shirt or mug? Let us know by sending us an email to fans@travelbyproxy.com or leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Episode 122 Updown Minneapolis

In today's episode we talk about Updown in Minneapolis, MN
Taste a Sidecar made with local spirits
Finally, we discuss Barcades as a travel phenomenon

We had a lot of fun with this episode, as we talk about our time there for my bachelor weekend, as well as other times we've been to Updown. We would love to hear about your experiences with Barcades, as well as any suggestions that you may have for future episodes.

Please reach out to us at fans@travelbyproxy.com with any thoughts or comments you may have.

Also, if you would like to make the sidecar that we had for this episode, please look at the recipe below:

2 oz Brandy or Cognac
.75 oz Orange Liqueur or Triple Sec
.75 oz Lemon Juice
2 dashes bitters

You can add the sugar rim or not, either way, we hope you enjoy!