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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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

Rimini

Five Kid-Friendly Attractions in Rimini

Rimini is a splendid seaside resort on the North Eastern coast of Italy. It’s a beautiful spot for a late summer vacation with the kids.

Visit the heart of Alsace, France

Venture off track for adventures and misadventures in Obernai, Rosheim and Soufflenheim. These beautiful towns in the heart of Alsace have so much to offer.

Boating the Burgundy Canals

Boating the Burgundy Canals

Experience an incredible boating holiday on the “canal de Bourgogne,” or Burgundy Canal, in central eastern France.

Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Beach Holidays in England?

One of the most famous and beautiful coastlines in Britain is Cornwall so we asked a local to give us some recommendations for you…

Herd of sheep on the Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland

Hiking the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

A detailed itinerary for hiking the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland from Diana Dargen, an Air Force spouse based in Germany.

Flea markets — hunting for treasures

We live in an area where lots of attention is given to the reselling of old goods. If flea markets are your thing, there is a wide selection of places… Read more

Helsinki, Finland

Discover the Stunning Beauty of Finland

Finland is a unique country with lots of beautiful sites and terrific nightlife, which make this northern country one of the most visited in the world.

Vienna – A cutting-edge place for all seasons

Vienna at Christmas time is indeed cold and not a place where children under maybe 10 years of age are going to last for very long without complaining. Still, it… Read more

Scrapbooking your time overseas

Winter City Destinations

There is no question that winter has arrived in Germany! With that never-ending gray sky, the chilly temps, and the wet rain or snow on the ground, it is easy… Read more

Beat the Winter Blues with a Sunny Getaway!

Betty Williams was definitely onto something when she said: “When all else fails, take a vacation!” With winter still going strong and temps still dropping, it’s only natural to want… Read more

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

Pumpkin cheesecake

3-Step Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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

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

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