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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.

Things to do with your kids in Ramstein & the KMC

by Susan Melnyk Living with your kids in Germany can be an incredible opportunity to explore a new country and culture.  Here are a few ways to get out and… Read more

Living History at Hessenpark

Hesse is a “middle-German” state famous for its capital, Wiesbaden, the 14th largest airport in the world, FRA, and the adjacent banking city Frankfurt am Main. Unfortunately it took some… Read more

Sailing Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

Lovely Little Towns on the Outskirts of Stuttgart

Lovely small towns on the outskirts of Stuttgart have a lot American families including various festivals, great shopping low prices, hiking and biking, and much more.

Stay Healthy Without Sacrificing Food

Forming Healthier Habits in 2019

3 Easy Tricks to 3 New Habits in 21 Days for a Healthier, Happier You in 2015.

Highlights of Hamburg

The City of Hamburg is a great visit any time of the year whether you want a romantic getaway, a family break or a lively party weekend.

The Greatest Britain Road Trip Part 2: Bath, Roman Spa City

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover and Stonehenge here. Less than an hour’s drive from Stonehenge lies… Read more

Mindful Meditation

How Mindful Meditation Will Help You Stay Healthy in the Cold

The winter is upon us! Worried that the cold might get you and your family sick more often?

The GREATest BRITAIN road trip, Part 1: Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge

Photos and story by Leonie Milde In the Summer of 2018, I felt I had seen and written enough (for now) about Germany and the United States and decided it… Read more

Jungfraujoch — Top of Europe

by Ronnie Juhanns Cover Photo of Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, by GIGASHOTS / shutterstock.com Travelers from around the world visit Switzerland to take the journey to the top of Europe and visiting… Read more

Love and Lisbon

by Nate Cairney Panoramic view of Lisbon — Cover Photo by Rudy Balasko / shutterstock.com Lisbon in December was love at first sight. As our taxi plunged toward the city’s… Read more

Defying Gravity

by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Sky Antonio/shutterstock.com Skydiving is one of those experiences in life that many ponder and have on their bucket list of amazing adventures. My only warning… Read more

Winter forest hiking – time for adventures

by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jag_cz/shutterstock.com For my fellow hikers who enjoyed the great outdoors trekking during the warmer months of the year, there is no need to put away… Read more

Indoor Bouldering

Story by Ronnie Juhans Cover photo by santypan / Shutterstock.com As the unpredictable German Winter weather approaches, the temptation to stay indoors and keep your fingers and thumbs fit with… Read more

King Ludwig’s Bavarian Castles

Bavarian has two enchanting castles. Linderhof has impressive gilded gold rooms, while Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.

German 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

A Stroll Through Heidelberg

Considered one of the top five cities in Germany to visit, Heidelberg attracts millions each year with its history, art and scenic beauty. Take a stroll through the city or along the river. What are you waiting for?!

18 Hours in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich has a lot to offer. Enjoy authentic fondue, stroll along picturesque streets, hop on a river boat, take in spectacular cable car views and much more.

Experience Venice like a Venetian

Venice is an absolute must visit destination regardless if you travel with your spouse, family or friends. Take a boat journey on canal, discover St. Mark’s Cathedral, visit the secret gardens and more.

Discover Idstein from the Witch Tower!

The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).

Some of the Best Beer in the World

Looking to score some of the ‘best beer in the world’? Take a drive to Belgium’s Westvleteren Brewery. With esteemed reputation as brewers, the Trappist Monks at the Abbey of Saint Sixtus produce beer with unmatchable taste and quality.

GummiBären Land – For the Love of Candy!

A visit to GummiBären Land and the Bon-Bon Museum in Vaihingen is a very sweet treat for the whole family to enjoy.

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more

Keeping in touch with Grandparents

Keeping in Touch with Grandma and Grandpa

Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.

Neuschwanstein Castle

15 Family Vacation Spots in Germany

Germany’s natural beauty, its spectacular landscapes, historical sites, and robust cuisine make the country a prime choice for family vacations.

Visit Nuremberg

The History of Nuremberg

The ancient city of Nuremberg has a lot to offer visitors, including a rich history, castles, museums, great restaurants and a beautiful Christmas Market.

St. Martins Day in Germany

November 11th is a special day around the world – mainly for commemorating those who were lost in battle whilst bravely defending our freedoms. When Americans and Britons are observing… Read more

Mexican Food Guide

Mouth-Watering Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is indeed as colorful and exotic as its culture and history and thankfully, it’s now available all over the world, even in Germany

The Best Six Castles in Germany

Millions of tourists flock to see what is called Germany’s jewel in the tourist crown each year, and it’s easy to see why.

Wurst

Germans love Wurst

From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.

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The Highest Skiing Opportunity (and Bar) in Austria

Over the weekend we were on the Pitztal Glacier, the highest skiing in Austria with a top station of 3440m. Pitztal Glacier is one of the five Tirolean glaciers that… Read more

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.

The view of Wolfstein from the hiking trail

Beautiful One-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.

Halloween Treats for Dogs

Healthy Halloween Treats for 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.