Jack wants to learn the true meaning of 'Pura Vida,' the Costa Rican secret to true happiness. To find his happy place, he'll dodge a stampede of bulls, come face-to-face with a deadly snake and drink an ancient beer made from mold.
Jack wants to see how the rugged Rocky Mountains became a world-class playground. He learns the ways of the mountain men, experiences the wildest winter festival, finds his favorite drinking game and has the time of his life at the top of the world.
The people of Scandinavia still bottle that old Viking Magic, and the Booze Traveler sets out to find it somewhere among the jaw-dropping fjords. He clinks glasses with Vikings, discovers powerful and ancient ingredients and learns the booziest myths left behind by the fearsome people of the Frozen North.
Jack heads to the Pacific Northwest to follow in the footsteps of great explorers. He drinks beers in a hot tub boat, takes a seaplane to microdistilleries on the San Juan Islands and tries a drink made with bacteria and yeast.
Jack discovers the true wonders of the Caribbean islands, from drinking liquid dynamite at a hidden jungle bar and throwing back wild bush rum concoctions to scraping away poison to purify beer.
Jack finds out rivalries run deep in Italy -- and make it a whole lot sweeter. He consults a bronze pig for good luck, picks walnuts with a local witch, lifts a curse with brandy and finds a spot in the world's smallest bar.
Jack experiences the art of living in France, one drink at a time. He explores the beautiful and brutal world of water jousting, drinks boozy foam in the French Alps with a couple hundred goats and toasts the finest champagne on Bastille Day.
Jack finds the Czech Republics's most magical elixirs and beer. He stumbles upon one of the oldest clocks in the world, drinks booze in a gingerbread shop that would make Hansel and Gretel blush and delves as deep as a dwarf in the Punkva caves.
Jack heads to the Great Lakes to relive his favorite childhood summer adventures. He motors through the Silver Lake sand dunes, meets world champion lumberjacks, makes fudge on Mackinac Island and finds a boozy summer camp.
The Chesapeake Bay is the land of great beginnings and Jack Maxwell is tracing its origins one drink at a time. He makes crude colonial cocktails, races blue crabs, hunts and traps eels and muskrats then finds the origins of America's first whiskey -- because sometimes you have to go to the beginning to see how the Chesapeake's boozy story ends.
Jack heads back to his native soil for a boozy homecoming in New England. He gets to live one of his greatest childhood dreams at Fenway Park, sinks a British ship, drinks a bizarre beaver-spiked liquor and learns what it takes to be a lobsterman.
There's a strange magic that lures pilgrims to the desert of the American Southwest and Jack Maxwell's going to find it. He'll fly the friendly skies at one of the largest hot air balloon parties in the world, drink with battle-scarred Rodeo clowns, get his mind blown at a wild art instillation and taste the hottest peppers to find the true spirit -- or spirits -- of the Southwest.
From a cocktail cooled with glacier ice to an ancient drink with Chile's first people, Jack discovers how the locals live, play and drink in a land at the end of the world.