I have been traveling extensively for work for many years. In 2009, I started writing things down about my travel experiences, mostly as a prosthetic memory for myself and my friends. What started as a blog for friends has become a nicely trafficked website featuring hundreds of hotel reviews and many entries about the craft cocktail world. Wonder where you should stay in a new city? Noplasticshowers knows. Use the convenient “Find me a Shower” feature.
FWIW, the name of the blog comes from the heuristic I use to pick hotels: do everything possible to avoid hotels with “showers” made of plastic shower curtains hung drearily over bathtubs!
Once we were old enough to get the wedding gift martini glasses out of the attic, we (mostly) switched to drinking cocktails from drinking beer. One advantage of lots of travel is watching superior trends develop and spread over the planet. Craft cocktail excellence is one of those trends worth understanding. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as finding a master barman when you’re out and about on planet earth. Not content to just watch and learn, I built a serious bar a decade ago.