Trillium Brewing Company Was a Disappointment (But Not Because of the Beer)

I'm not one to normally go on a brewery rant, if only because I can generally always find something good in a brewery even when the beers are, well, not that great.

But what really lets me down is when popular breweries completely miss the mark from the hype, and during my visit to Boston, Trillium Brewing Company did just that.

This one had nothing to do with the beers, and was entirely due to the operation of the taproom- because I barely tried any of their products at all.

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5 Frederick Breweries to Check Out When Exploring Maryland

I'm becoming quite the beer snob in recent years, and have made it a habit to visit as many breweries as possible when visiting a new city. Naturally, I subsequently publish brewery guides after the visits (like my Cincinnati breweries and Cleveland breweries articles to name a few), and plan on continuing this trend wherever possible.

During my short weekend trip to Frederick, Maryland, I was able to hit up five unique breweries, and have to say I was pleased with the variety in the offerings between them all.

So if you find yourself in the area and are looking for a great beer, you may want to consider one of the following! 

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10 Stunning Photos of Alaska Glaciers from Our Cruise

During our Alaskan cruise, we had many opportunities to enjoy the famous Alaska glaciers that are found throughout the area.

These monster walls of ice are something you truly need to see to understand, as photos of them only tell part of the story. That being said, we did our best in trying to capture these beautiful natural wonders during our trip and wanted to share 10 of our favorite photos in this one!

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The Reason Your Affiliate Marketing Game Stinks (And 3 Ways to Fix It)

Affiliate marketing is a tough nut to crack, and I would know.

Two years ago, in my 9th year of blogging, I was barely making $100 per month on affiliate marketing, despite having over 150,000 monthly page views on my two sites combined ($0.66 on a CPM, cost-per-1000, basis).

After many months of testing, optimizing, re-optimizing, and learning about best practices, I've overhauled my process to consistently make $1,500 to $2,000 per month in affiliate marketing on 225,000 monthly page views ($6.66 to $8.88 on a CPM basis- over a 10x increase!).

During this process, I learned the reason why my affiliate marketing sucks, and realized it is the reason why most travel blogger's affiliate marketing sucks. So today, I wanted to share more about this, and give the three biggest lessons learned in the entire process- whether you're a beginner looking for how to start affiliate marketing or are a bit more advanced and want to increase your earnings.

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