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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

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

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.

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

Mal-Werk: Pottery Painting in Mainz

Get your artistic juices flowing with your family and friends at Mal-Werk! At this colorful café you can have a creative day with stencils, sponges, stamps, brushes and a rainbow of paint colors.

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.

6 German Barbecue Classics

Germans love a good summer barbecue as much as Americans do but what they put on their plates doesn’t exactly resemble hot dogs, burgers and co. These recipes can easily… Read more

KidsKorner – July 14, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 14, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Camping in Germany

Adventuretime: Camping in Germany

Germany has so many camping locations that offer so much fun and excitement. Camping in Germany is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the family.

KidsKorner – July 7, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 7, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

How To Be Successful Bilingual Parents

Tips for Bilingual Parents

Encourage your child to have linguistic skills and help them get in touch with their heritage.

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.

KidsKorner – June 23, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 23, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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.

KidsKorner – June 16, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 16, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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.

KidsKorner – June 9, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 9, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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.

KidsKorner – June 2, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 2, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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

London - For Market Lovers

London for market lovers

London street markets are world-renowned. Discover numerous flea markets, antiques markets, and vintage fashion markets. Here are our favourites…

Don’t drop the beet

There are benefits of beet roots that fight against diseases as well as serve as a natural aphrodisiac. Enjoy these two delicious juicing recipes…

KidsKorner – May 19, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on May 19, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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.

A long weekend in Cornwall

Newquay is a town whose name, unless you’ve already happened to come across it on Ryanair’s list of cheapest destinations, you’ve most likely never heard of. That’s a great tragedy of… Read more

KidsKorner – April 28, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on April 28, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.