Rest of Europe

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Medieval Bruges is Belgium at its finest

With canals lacing the city, Bruges holds many attractions and numerous photo opportunities for the diverse interests of its visitors.

A weekend in paris

Romance & fashion in the city of love

So much to see in a capital brimming with romance, art and fashion, Paris is a no.1 destination!

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

Top 5 Countries to Visit While in Europe

We surveyed a group of United States airmen, soldiers, civilians and their families to find out where they were happy they’d visited during their time in Europe. Here are their top 5 favorite countries.

Paris: More than just the City of Love

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

Discover the Alsace!

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.

Enjoy activities in Amsterdam with your kids!

Amsterdam is famously known for its activities for adults but not necessarily for kids. However, here are a few activities that children will love!

The Ultimate Day Trip from Stuttgart

If you live in the Stuttgart area, you can visit three countries-in-a-day.This ultimate day trip may sounds exhausting, but it definitely will be worth it and unforgettable!

Top 9 Things to Do in Enchanting Venice

Venice is such an enchanting city! Here are nine top things to do and things you should know to get the best experience out of this alluring city.

Poland’s Gothic Grodziec Castle

While in Poland, explore the gothic castle Grodziec. Sitting on top of an inactive volcano, this medieval castle was originally built in 1155 and yet the grounds and structure are still intact.

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.

The Best of Ireland in 5 Days ~ Part 3, The Cliffs of Moher

In the final leg of our Ireland trip, we moved from Dingle Peninsula to one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights….the Cliffs of Moher.

The Best of Ireland in 5 Days ~ Part 2, Dingle

Continue the journey with me as I discover “the Best of Ireland in 5 Days.” Arguably Dingle is one of Ireland’s most charming towns.

Experience Paris: Tips from an Artisan

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

A Day Trip to the Valkenburg Caves at Christmas

A trip to Valkenburg Caves left me almost speechless, especially the creation at the Magic Sand. And this does not happen very often!

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 Mountain of Monkeys!

Check out monkeys perched in trees or “monkey-ing” around and other antics by the primates. Head to France’s La Montagne des Singes (Mountains of Monkeys).

Amsterdam with Kids

Amsterdam is famously known for its activities for adults but not necessarily for kids. However, here are a few activities that children will love!

WWII History in Charming Bayeux, France

The charming Bayeux, France was the first town to be liberated after D-Day and is a small tourist friendly town with lots of shopping and restaurants.

A History Lesson in Bitche, France

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