Attractions

Off the beaten path – Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems — Part 2

Read part 1 here You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big… Read more

Super Simple Swaps to Help the Planet and Save Money

With our planet slowly falling apart, we see words like ‘zero waste’ and ‘sustainability’ floating around the internet and feel guilt-tripped by people with 2 oz. waste jars that hold… Read more

Skydiving

Story by by Ronnie Juhans With all of the bucket list things to do in our lives skydiving is rated amongst the top 10. Many reasons include the adrenaline rush,… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 8: The Outer Hebrides

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

The Quiet Riviera: Italy’s Lovely Liguria

Take a weekend trip to Italy’s Liguria region! This gem of a region has beautiful beaches, picturesque views, delectable dishes, sheer opulence and more.

Nature’s Reflexology at “Barefoot Park”

The secret to feeling young might be as simple as walking barefoot outdoors. Sometimes I just enjoy being silly with my grown daughters. Today was such a day. We shed our… Read more

Visit Luxembourg – Small Yet Beautiful

Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. This tiny but very beautiful country will surprise you with its varied scenery.

Northern Wales: small place, big adventure

by Nate Cairney Let’s begin in the ivy-shrouded tea room at river’s edge. Located near one end of the ancient stone bridge that spans the river from the valley village… Read more

Off the beaten path — Day trips to some of Germany’s lesser-known gems (part 1)

You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big Ben in London and… Read more

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Ancient City on the Rise

Story and featured image by Nate Cairney It is rare — and kind of awesome — to be in the presence of something truly ancient like the Egyptian pyramids or… Read more

Metz France

Discover the Beauty of Metz, France

This beautiful city will charm you with its culture, cuisine, history, art, shopping and so much more. Take advantage of your time abroad and proximity and discover the French city of Metz.

Thassos: Not your typical Greek island

Story and photos by Nate Cairney Thassos, a Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, is like something from a dream. It is April, and the sea is warm enough… Read more

Bad Urach – a friendly 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.

Finding the best Belgian chocolates: A beautiful mystery

Story by Nate Cairney, featured image by Barbara Dudzinska / shutterstock.com The words “Belgian chocolate” stir the imagination in a way that few other phrases do. You picture rows of… Read more

Trier to Koblenz: Eco biking adventure

Story by Ronnie Juhans Eco adventures are the combination of adventurous activities with environmentally responsible awareness. Destinations and activities vary widely and can be anything from floating on a raging… Read more

Hiking & backpacking in Switzerland

Story by Ronnie Juhans Backpacking during spring and summer breaks is a great way to experience Europe on a budget for many students around the world. Staying at hostels or… Read more

Dance into May with the Witches

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!

A Long Weekend in North Holland

The Dutch Tulip Blossom attracts millions of visitors every year and the reason for it is that it’s just so damn beautiful. Seemingly endless rows of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 7: Scotland’s Castle Trail

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

A History Lesson in Bitche, France

Take a day trip to the French town with the funny name. Bitche offers rich history, an audio guided tour, a U.S. connection and more.

Santorini in the Summer Time

Story and photos by Tamara Anderson Exhausted from two weeks of nothing but briefings and paperwork during inprocessing, my 9-year-old son and I decided that we were in need of… Read more

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.

Take a Day Trip to the Historic Town of Ottweiler

Take a day trip to the medieval town Ottweiler. Take a stroll down the winding streets, marvel the half-timbered buildings, visit museums, enjoy a nice meal and more.

Wolfstein: A Historic Hike Near Kaiserslautern

Wolfstein is a small town near Kaiserslautern that’s great for a day trip. The popular hiking village also has some unique attractions.

2 days in Sunny Croatia

Croatia will not disappoint you whether you are a family looking to relax or a couple in search of a romantic getaway. Make this your destination.

St. Martin – Picturesque little Village on the Wine Road

Located on the Wine Road, St. Martin is nested in the hills and surrounded by vineyards. It is the ideal paradise to visit for its beauty, wine, food, shopping and more.

The first ever North Sea Cornhole cruise

Story and photo by Morgan Fielder Germans can be so fun! Can you believe that a group of German cornhole players living an hour away from Ramstein are hosting a… Read more

700 Years of Art History in Frankfurt

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt houses 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. Germany’s most important cultural community foundation also has a spot on the… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 6: The West Coast of Scotland

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

A Provincial Masterpiece

Van Gogh knew it. Monet knew it. Picasso knew it. I know it. Soon, you’ll know it, too: it doesn’t get much more picturesque than Provence in South East France. The… Read more

Things to do in Dublin

The capital of the Republic of Ireland has lots to offer from riverside views, ancient Celtic history and what might just be the most beautiful library in the world. Dublin… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 5: Hadrian’s Wall

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

Lots of reasons to visit Speyer!

There are many reasons to visit Speyer including museums, sea life, hiking and biking, wine-tasting and of course great places to eat.

Fischbach’s Copper Mine

Fischbach Copper Mine is less than an hour from KMC and offers unexpected fun for the entire family. Learn about the mining process and the life of a miner.

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 4: Lake District, England

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here and Part… Read more

What to See in Triberg

While living in Germany, a visit Triberg should not go amiss. Known for its cuckoo clocks, the city also has waterfalls, beautiful churches and museums.

A Valentine’s Dessert Delight

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is a romantic dessert to accompany your Valentine’s meal.

A Weekend in Sweden

A weekend in Sweden

Sweden is one of the highlights of northern Europe. The standard of living is among the highest in the world and the scenery some of the most beautiful.

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 3: Wales

Cover photo by  Lukas Bischoff Photograph The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover and Stonehenge here and catch up… Read more

Valentines Day Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova – Perfect Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Nothing makes me happier on Valentine’s day than having a yummy dessert with my special person.