Three friends and I converged on Munich for the 175th Oktoberfest, and had an epic time! There were moments when you find yourself dancing on tables with complete strangers, and you realize you haven’t seen your friends in hours, but then you just keep on dancing, drinking, and having a great time.

STAY: Finding a place to stay during Oktoberfest is near to impossible, so I recommend finding a place on Craiglist. People all over the city sublet out their apartments during the week long festival.

SURF: There are only a few places in the world where you can surf river waves, and the Isar River that flows through Munich is one them.

WEAR: Get your dirndl or leiderhosen on for the festivites and really gain the respect of the locals.