Attractions

Konstanz- A Calm Lake City

Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.

A Medieval Town, Kirchheimbolanden

Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.

Winter Garmisch and Edelweiss Getaway Video Blog

We headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany again for a winter adventure. Check out our account of an awesome few days in the snowy alps. #edelweisslodge Here are some handy links based… Read more

Freudenberg Castle, Museum of the Senses

The museum in Freudenberg Castle (Schloss Freudenberg) is an unforgettable experience as you explore the wonders of senses and the mind. History This 20th century restored building has been known as the “Museum… Read more

Erbeskopf – the Perfect spot for a Day of Skiing

Erbeskopf is the largest mountain in Southwest Germany and is the perfect place to test your metal if you are a beginner or intermediate enthusiast.

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be Travelling By Yourself

‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ -Mark Twain The first time… Read more

5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.

A Day Trip to Glasgow

To Scotland and back within 24 hours? Yes! Thanks to my forever love, Ryanair, you can now fly to Glasgow on early Saturday morning and return before breakfast on Sunday…. Read more

Christmas Eve Traditions in Germany

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in different languages

While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more

Glühwein recipes

Glühwein, which literally translates to ‘glow wine‘, is a staple at every outdoor event throughout the winter months. It lets you continue to take advantage of your convenient location in… Read more

Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

Schloss Heidelberg – one of our favorite castles in Germany!

Stroll the Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard and garden, Heidelberg Tun (Big Wine Barrel) and the German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum).

More DIY Christmas Gifts

Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?

Christmas Shopping in the Stuttgart area!

With shopping malls in Germany appearing to be now in their heyday, they provide the opportunity for great fun! Here is a list of a few in the Stuttgart area.

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10 Spectacular Sights in Winterly Bavaria

It is perhaps during the winter that the enchanting state of Bavaria really glistens.

Basel, Switzerland

Basel – Switzerland’s Artistic Center

Check out Switzerland’s international hub, Basel. This city is a great way to start or end your Swiss adventure.

DIY Christmas Gifts for the whole family!

Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!

Paris Galleries Lafayette at Christmas

Get in the holiday spirit in Paris!

Known as both the City of Light and the City of Love, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Paris at Christmas, decked out in its holiday finery, makes it even more beautiful than usual. Here are a few places to visit while you’re in Paris before or during the holidays.

Beat the Winter Blues with a Sunny Getaway!

With winter rapidly approaching and the temps slowly dropping, it’s only natural to want to travel somewhere warmer. In fact, it’s likely that at some point this fall or winter… Read more

Let’s Go To The Mall!

For many of us, the easiest solution to our holiday purchasing tactics is to ‘go to the mall’. Luckily, there are shopping centers nearby that can relieve some of the… Read more

8 Tips for German Christmas Markets

Christmas is knocking on your door! So grab your holiday shopping list and head to a German Christmas Market! Because there are so many wonderful markets to see in Germany, here are eight tips to help you out!

Take a Walk on the Wald Side

One of the healthiest activities and habits in Germany is hiking! Germany is dedicated to creating, supporting and maintaining spectacular trails. Grab your boots and be awed!

Visit Freiburg

Freiburg offers historic landmarks, a beautiful Old Town, an elite university, great places to eat, a thriving nightlife and much more.

Wine-not Holiday Crafts

Ladies, hear my call. Save. Your. Corks. ‘Tis the season to start thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones. It is a necessity, nay it is your… Read more

Some of Germany’s Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts & Hotels

A holiday in Germany offers both the chance for adventurous sport and luxury living off the slopes.

The English Theatre, Frankfurt

World-Class English Theatre in Frankfurt

The English Theatre Frankfurt, the largest English language theatre in continental Europe, was founded in 1979 by three Americans and one South African.

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Halloween Treats for Happy and Healthy Dogs

Try some of these tasty healthy Halloween dog treats this Halloween season. Human treats aren’t good for your dogs but these are good alternatives.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween… Read more

Hiking Wolfstein - Germany

A Tale of Two Castles

Wolfstein, the starting point or final stop of the Pfälzer Höhenweg hiking trail in the northern Palatinate, is a handsome small town with quite a few period buildings near the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

2 days in 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.

Getting Your House Ready for Autumn

Smart Ways to Get Ready for Autumn It’s that time of the year again when as a kid, we couldn’t wait to gobble down every last crumb of the delicious… Read more

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3 Overnight Halloween Festivities in Germany

Germany, doesn’t celebrate Halloween in the same way America does. Although it’s not a national holiday that everyone gets deeply involved in, there is still amazing and spooky goings-on dotted… Read more

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Five Ways to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just a little over two weeks away, but there’s still plenty of time left to shop for costumes. But with so many costumes and stores to choose from,… Read more

Augsburg

There’s a children’s show called “Die Augsburger Puppenkiste” (Augsburg’s puppet box) featuring entire worlds that could fit inside a single wooden box. So when I was offered to tag along… Read more

Pumpkin cheesecake

3-Step Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

This fall season serve up the delicious 3-Step Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Tübingen

A medieval gem: Tübingen

The well preserved and picturesque medieval town of Tübingen definitely merits a visit!

The view of Wolfstein from the hiking trail

Beautiful 1-Day Hike Near the KMC

Wolfstein is half an hour from the Military Community of Kaiserslautern, Ramstein and Landstuhl and home to one of the greatest one-day hikes in Germany.

Benelux minus the lux

Tongeren’s Sunday morning flea market is world-renown and if you are an American stationed in Europe, you will hear about this gem. It’s absolutely worth going to visit. When my… Read more

Thanksgiving in Germany

Germany’s answer to thanksgiving: Erntedankfest

Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.

Würzburg From a Local Foodie’s Perspective

Würzburg, a Franconian gem, was founded in the 10th century and is known today as a charming, lively university town overflowing with wineries and churches. Although the majority of Würzburg… Read more