Attractions

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

Top Travel Hotspots for Literature Enthusiasts Part 2

Here’s the thing: I’m a huge nerd. That’s neither good nor bad but I’ve come to the realisation that it tends to influence the process of picking destinations for my… Read more

Kloster Eberbach, Germany

Discover Kloster Eberbach near Wiesbaden

Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Monastery) is a gorgeous old monastery near Wiesbaden and Frankfurt in Germany, is a fantastic day trip and a great place to take photos. The grounds house several buildings that are open to explore, as well as a great German restaurant.

Criminal Tea Room and Pub on Baker Street, Saarbrücken

Step back in time and into an English detective story at Baker Street Tea Room and Pub in Saarbrücken. Gorge yourself on their scones or a criminal dinner.

Schwetzingen

A Day in Schwetzingen

Schwetzingen is a place that has a lot to offer; a beautiful and architecturally-rich palace, music, culture and spargel!

Home Burger & Cocktails Zweibrücken

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 Adventurer 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

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.

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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 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.