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One thing many Americans tend to miss most about the States is the food and understandably so. (And supermarkets being open 24/7 but that’s a different story.) If that’s the… Read more

Take a Visit to Champagne in France

Champagne Country – closer than you think

There is nothing in the world like champagne and the great news is that it is not that far to drive to Champagne country from your base in Germany.

Lady Power at Frauenmuseum Wiesbaden

I love a good museum celebrating the history of strong women who paved our way to freedom. The Frauenmuseum (women’s museum) in Wiesbaden does just that so, naturally, I had… Read more

Discover The Great Glenway - Scotland

Hike along Scotland’s Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way runs from the edge of Loch Linnhe to the Inverness, cutting a trail through some of the Scottish Highland’s most impressive scenery.

A Guide to Cologne (Köln)

Cologne (Köln) is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly city on the Rhine River in Germany with a skyline boasting the famous Cologne Cathedral as its distinguishing feature.

Dogs love going on walks!

Living with a pet, particularly a dog, is an enrichment for everyone who loves animals. But, as with all kinds of pets, the most important thing before taking a dog… Read more

Bamberg

Neuschwanstein Castle and The King of Kitsch

I have lived in Germany all my life but it wasn’t until I started writing about it that I realized how little I’ve actually seen of it. Neuschwanstein Castle is… Read more

KidsKorner – August 4, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August 4, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Experience in Garmisch, Germany

Here is Part 1 of our trip to Garmisch and #edelweissresort. What an amazing experience! Thanks to Kyle from Alpine Adventures for showing us around and setting up the perfect side… Read more

Fresh, Italian Deliacies at Otterberger Hof

Hotel & Restaurant Otterberger Hof in, well, Otterberg, offers creative, yet traditional, Italian delicacies and regional classics using only fresh, mainly local ingredients and no additives. Fresh fish, meat and… Read more

A Local’s Guide to discovering Amsterdam by foot

With an abundance of activities for young and old, take a stroll in beautiful Amsterdam. This one day guide offers a new perspective and unexpected treats.

KidsKorner – July 29, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 29, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Become an Adventurous Historian at Gondwana Prähistorium

“That wasn’t a museum. That was an adventure” were my friend’s first words when we left and it really was. Gondwana – Das Prähistorium sums up the history of the… Read more

KidsKorner – July 21, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 21, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Discover Europe with your dog

Pet-friendly Europeans invite dogs into many places that might surprise Americans stationed here. Learn more about taking Fido on the road during your next trip.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Summer Vacation Trailer Video

Check out our trailer for our upcoming video series on Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. We had a great stay and Alpine Adventures showed us a great time. Stay tuned for more… Read more

Try a „Kerwe“ – Real Fun for the Whole Family

Try a “Kerwe” – Fairground Fun for the Whole Family

The Kerwe is truly a family event and a lot of fun for all ages. Big cities tend to have a larger venue with more variety, but the small Kerwe are also interesting and fun.

Sachsenhausen Frankfurt

Discover Apple Wine in Old Sachsenhausen

Many of the buildings in Old Sachsenhausen are in original half-timbered buildings – it’s worth a day of you time to explore it and drink some apple wine.

Heidelberg

Heidelberg – A Romantic Gem on the Neckar River

Heidelberg offers magnificent city views, pleasant walks through history, a castle in ruins, towering churches, cobblestone streets, great shopping and so much more.

Swim and Dine Overlooking Wiesbaden

Opel Neroberg is a hidden paradise perched high above the city of Wiesbaden. Here you can dine a swanky restaurant and sun worship and swim in indoor and outdoor pools.

Discover the Swabian Style in Ulm

Located on the River Danube within the state of Baden-Württemberg is Ulm, exactly where Iller and Blau rivers enter the Danube.

Medieval Charm at Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg makes a perfect place for a day trip with all its beauty, history and more. If you haven’t been before or would like to know the highlights, here is a personal walk through this endearing town.

Things to do with kids in Germany

7 Family Friendly Day Trips in Germany

From swimming pools to steel factories, there are so many places to visit in Germany. Here’s some ideas for 7 great day trips, with or without the kids…

6 Favorite Things to do in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh is an iconic destination. It’s steeped in history, the site of ancient bloody battles and offers incredible architecture.

Five Spectacular Day Trips from Kaiserslautern

Since PCS season is in full swing, I thought it might be helpful for those of you just arriving in Germany to begin exploring with some simple day trips.

Cool off at public pools in the Stuttgart Area

Are you planning on going swimming in the Stuttgart area? Well you better know your bads. This article lists some family-friendly swimming pools and more.

German-American Friendship Fest

The Wiesbaden German-American Fest is held now until July 4. German and American families can come out for fun rides, tasty food, great music and fireworks!

Family fun at Eselsmühle donkey farm

Take a day trip to Eselsmühle, the donkey farm and mill near Stuttgart. Eselsmühle is also a restaurant, event center, geological museum and so much more.

Medieval Bruges is Belgium at its finest

With canals lacing the city, Bruges holds many attractions and numerous photo opportunities for the diverse interests of its visitors.

Road trip along the Rhine River

For centuries, artists, poets and writers have been drawn to the small villages along the banks of the Rhine River as a source of tranquility and inspiration.

Summer at Holiday Park

by Wendy McCool Lewis Holiday Park is an amusement park in Germany, located just south of Mannheim, only a 30-minute drive from Heidelberg and a 55-minute drive from Kaiserslautern. World-class… Read more

Weinprobe

How to wine-taste: German style

One of the most fun things to do in Germany is a wine tasting or Weinprobe. Since about 60 percent of all German wine is produced in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, residents of the KMC are in the middle of a wine tasting wonderland.

Deliciously Black Forest

Take a journey to the towns of Herzogsweiler and Freudenstadt in the Black Forest to discover the secrets of smokehouses, microbreweries and more.

The Enchanting Castle of Eltville

Take a stroll around the beautiful Eltville Electoral Castle, located in the Rheingau wine region. It offers history, inviting courtyard and rose garden, picturesque views and more.

Bamberg

Germany’s most scenic spots

Germany has its share of romantic spots. Couples can picnic next beautiful lakes or stay in a hotel nestled in the countryside with striking mountain views.

Explore the natural beauty of Bitcherland

Bitcherland is situated in the Natural Regional Park of the Northern Vosges and represents the Lorraine part of this park, which has been classified by UNESCO as a “World Reserve of the Biospshere.”

Bad Urach – the friendliest Swabian small town

This friendly, beautiful town in Baden- Württemberg offers hiking trails, castle ruins, waterfalls, a picturesque Old Town, a royal palace and much more.

Our favorite amusement parks in Germany

Time to take the family on a road trip to check out Germany’s best amusement parks.

Beethoven’s Beautiful Birthplace, Bonn

Bonn is one of Germany’s oldest cities and the former capital of West Germany. There is a lot to do and plenty to see in this city, famously touted as the birthplace of Beethoven.

Channel your inner witch at Tanz in den Mai

In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!