Video: Learning Cossack Traditions

Jack experiences the traditional Cossack stirrup drink in Siberia.

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Hawaii Time

Hawaii Time

Jack poses with some new friends on the shores off Hawaii. 960 1280

  

He’e Holua

He’e Holua

Jack enjoys a beverage before hitting the mountain for “he’e holua” – the ancient tradition of mountain sledding. 960 1280

  

Sunset

Sunset

Sharing a cocktail with friends at twilight on a Hawaii is not a bad way to close the day. 960 1280

  

Hobbit Hole

Hobbit Hole

A trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Hobbit hole in Hobbiton. 960 1280

  

Drinking Kava

Drinking Kava

Jack holding his bowl of Kava, a special New Zealand drink made from the roots of a plant barring the same name. 960 1280

  

Hitting the Pitch

Hitting the Pitch

Jack Maxwell getting ready to hit the pitch for some Rugby in New Zealand. 960 1280

  

Quiapo Market

Quiapo Market

Jack check out the Quiapo Market in the Philippines’ capital city of Manila. 960 1280

  

Catching a Ride

Catching a Ride

Jack catches a ride through Banaue, Philippines.  960 1280

  

Oyster Toast

Oyster Toast

Off the coast of San Leon, TX, Jack and some new friends share some fresh oysters from the Gulf of Mexico and a cocktails from the Railean Distillery. 960 1280

  

Um... Bingo!

Um... Bingo!

Jack learns the finer points of Chicken S---Bingo while in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Bangers Sausage House

Bangers Sausage House

Located on popular Rainey Street in Austin, TX, where bungalows have been converted into bars, sits this local favorite, Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden. 960 1280

  

Sheep Herding

Sheep Herding

Jack Maxwell poses with a herd of sheep in Greece before leading them into town. 960 1280

  

Romantic View

Romantic View

The view of Athens, Greece is amazing to enjoy as a couple… 960 1280

  

Late Night View

Late Night View

… or with a cocktail of your choice. 960 1280

  

Sicily, Italy

Sicily, Italy

Jack cheers his glass of Marsala wine as he walks through a grape field in Marsala, Sicily. 960 1280

  

Shaved Ice with a Kick

Shaved Ice with a Kick

In Palermo, Sicily Jack and guide Chico Palladino find a Grattatelle stand (shaved ice with flavoring) where Chico has the shop owner add a little liquor to Jack’s serving. 960 1280

  

Big Time Bugatti

Big Time Bugatti

Jack gives a cheers as he takes off in a 1929 Bugatti in Palermo on the Targa Florio track. Looks kind of like the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! 960 1280

  

Bar Kaluma

Bar Kaluma

Jack grabs a drink at Bar Kaluma while in Finland. 960 1280

  

Boot Tossing

Boot Tossing

Jack tries his hand at the interesting and unique Finnish sport of boot tossing. 960 1280

  

Hitting the Streets

Hitting the Streets

Jack and his Finnish guide Nikko wait at a bus stop in the city of Helsinki. 960 1280

  

Fishing in Hungary

Fishing in Hungary

Jack and local Hungarians fish in the murky water of the Tisza River with a traditional Roma fishing net. 960 1280

  

Budapest

Budapest

The capital city of Hungary, Budapest, prepares for a large storm. 960 1280

  

Nagyhegyes Farm

Nagyhegyes Farm

Jack Maxwell enjoys a large traditional breakfast on a local Hungarian farm in Nagyhegyes. 960 1280

  

Memento Park

Memento Park

Jack walks through Memento Park in Budapest where statues of Hungary’s past communist leaders stand. The statues were relocated after communist rule fell in 1989. 960 1280

  

Maasai Elders

Maasai Elders

Elders of the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe enjoy honey wine with Jack Maxwell in the great Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania. 960 1280

  

Cheers!

Cheers!

Jack toasts to the camera while in Tanzania. 960 1280

  

Banana Beer

Banana Beer

Jack asks a local how much banana beer he consumes a day. The answer is a surprising 5 liters. 960 1280

  

Mini Horses

Mini Horses

Jack checks out some miniature horses with on the beach in Shetland, Scotland. 960 1280

  

Highland Games

Highland Games

Jack shares whiskey with Robert, the MC of the Highland Games while in Scotland. 960 1280

  

Can You Knit That?

Can You Knit That?

While in Scotland Jack tries to knit as fast as Hazel Tindall, the fastest knitter in the world. 960 1280

  

Wagon

Wagon

Riding in the back of a wagon in the city outskirts in Hungary. Their preferred method of transportation. 960 1280

  

Acropolis

Acropolis

The theater at the Acropolis in Athens. 960 1280

  

Booze Crew

Booze Crew

The Booze Traveler crew in Manila, Philippines. 960 1280

  

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

Well, no going back now … 960 1280

  

Bridge of Death

Bridge of Death

Walking across the so-called “bridge of death” in the Philippines. 960 1280

  

Bugatti

Bugatti

In a 1929 Bugatti. A pretty good way to see Sicily, Italy! 960 1280

  

Chocolates

Chocolates

Making chocolates in Savannah. Yes, we are adding liquor to them. 960 1280

  

Cow's Blood

Cow's Blood

Drinking cow's blood with the Maasai in Tanzania can get a little messy. 960 1280

  

Dive Bar

Dive Bar

Tanzania, Africa. I like dive bars, but ... ;-) 960 1280

  

Drinkin' and Fishin'

Drinkin' and Fishin'

Drinkin' and fishin' in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. Well, I'm drinkin' and they're fishin'. I mean, the show is called Booze Traveler! 960 1280

  

Female Impersonator

Female Impersonator

At a female impersonator show in Savannah. This is all I can show you. ;-) 960 1280

  

Gypsy Dance

Gypsy Dance

Dancing with Hungarian gypsies. 960 1280

  

Hobbiton

Hobbiton

Walking through the Shire in Hobbiton, New Zealand. 960 1280

  

Hungarian Feast

Hungarian Feast

Lunch the Hungarian way — a gigantic, all-day feast. 960 1280

  

Ifugao People

Ifugao People

With the Ifugao people in the Philippines. 960 1280

  

Jeepney

Jeepney

Riding on top of a jeepney, because that's how they do it here in the Philippines. 960 1280

  

Kava

Kava

Trying some kava at a formal ceremony in New Zealand while wearing the traditional lava-lava. 960 1280

  

Maasai Warriors

Maasai Warriors

Walking with the Maasai warriors of Tanzania. 960 1280

  

'Macbeth' Throne

'Macbeth' Throne

Something whiskey this way comes. At the castle in Scotland that inspired Macbeth. 960 1280

  

Maui Sailing

Maui Sailing

Sailing old-school on Maui. 960 1280

  

Patagonia

Patagonia

Patagonia, Argentina. I would turn around to see that beautiful view of the Andes, but I'm afraid I might fall. 960 1280

  

Pharmacia

Pharmacia

Stopping into a place called Pharmacia for a little "medicine" in Buenos Aires. 960 1280

  

Puppet

Puppet

Hey, wait a minute: This puppet in Sicily looks an awful lot like me … ;-) 960 1280

  

Rugby

Rugby

About to play rugby with some professionals in New Zealand. This could go a little sideways, I'm thinking. 960 1280

  

Sailing

Sailing

Sailing into the sunset in Zanzibar, Tanzania. 960 1280

  

Rock Sledding

Rock Sledding

Doing a little rock sledding in Hawaii. It's all downhill from here. 960 1280

  

Shepherds

Shepherds

With shepherds on the Greek island of Crete. 960 1280

  

Deer in Argentina

Deer in Argentina

Oh, deer! 960 1280

  

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

A little snowshoeing through the Andes of Patagonia, Argentina. 960 1280

  

St. Andrews

St. Andrews

At the world-famous St. Andrews golf course in Scotland. Oh, yeah, and I'm wearing funny clothes. 960 1280

  

A Match Made in New Zealand

A Match Made in New Zealand

I love you... still 960 1280

  

Viking Cruise

Viking Cruise

Oh, it's THAT Viking cruise line?! (Shetland, Scotland) 960 1280

  

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Jack poses inside Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN. Tootsie’s is a honky-tonk bar where patrons can go enjoy a drink and see up-and-coming country musicians. 960 1280

  

Walking Down Beale Street

Walking Down Beale Street

Jack and Memphis-based writer and filmmaker Willy Bearden stroll down Beale Street with their 100-ounce "Walk Me Down" drinks from Blues City Café in hand. 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

Jack drinks a beer at Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN. 960 1280

  

Let's Make a Toast

Let's Make a Toast

While attending a Tennessee cookout, Jack shares a drink with Carey Bringle, owner of the barbecue landmark Peg Leg Porker. 960 1280

  

Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

Jack takes a swing for his team, the Highland Rim Distillers, at the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball game. 960 1280

  

Playing in the Band

Playing in the Band

A band plays in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville as part of the vintage baseball game. 960 1280

  

Postgame Picture

Postgame Picture

After the game, the Highland Rim Distillers and the Nashville Maroons take a team picture with the game commissioner. 960 1280

  

Vintage Jack

Vintage Jack

The final product of Jack's vintage photo in his 1860s getup. 960 1280

  

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Andy and Charlie Nelson give Jack a brief history lesson about Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, TN. 960 1280

  

Nelson's Original Distillery

Nelson's Original Distillery

Accompanied by Charlie and Andy, Jack checks out the original Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, which was shut down in 1909. 960 1280

  

To Sip or To Guzzle?

To Sip or To Guzzle?

Bruce Wade and Jack listen as old-time moonshiner Gomer shares his wisdom of drinking: "If it’s good, sip it. If it ain’t good, guzzle it." 960 1280

  

Making Moonshine

Making Moonshine

Justin King, master distiller at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, talks with Jack, Gomer and Bruce about the liquor’s history. 960 1280

  

Booze Traveler

Cocktail connoisseur Jack Maxwell will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, ...

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Meet Jack Maxwell

Host of Booze Traveler and a professional actor and adventurer, Jack Maxwell has learned his best lessons, stories and lighthearted jokes in the barrooms of South Boston.

Jack Maxwell's Bio

Booze Traveler Cocktail connoisseur Jack Maxwell will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, places, customs and cultures behind drinks across the globe.
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