Chilis are healthy and entirely natural flavor enhancers that are often underappreciated on this side of the world despite their oustanding heakth benefits and helpfulness in the kitchen. There are… Read more
If you are lucky enough to find yourself living in Europe, you should make sure you experience one of its crown jewels, the Alps. Here is a collection of can’t… Read more
Marburg is a University town north of Frankfurt, in the Lahn valley. It retains its cobbled streets and the Hessische architecture of the 17-18th century.
Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.
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
Stroll the Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard and garden, Heidelberg Tun (Big Wine Barrel) and the German Pharmacy Museum (Deutsches Apothekenmuseum).
Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?
It is perhaps during the winter that the enchanting state of Bavaria really glistens.
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
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
The well preserved and picturesque medieval town of Tübingen definitely merits a visit!
Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.
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.
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.
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.
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
Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August 4, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.
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
Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 29, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.
“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
Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 21, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.
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
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.
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.
One of the most fun things to do in Germany is a wine tasting or Weinprobe. Since about 60 percent of all German wine is produced in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, residents of the KMC are in the middle of a wine tasting wonderland.
Take a journey to the towns of Herzogsweiler and Freudenstadt in the Black Forest to discover the secrets of smokehouses, microbreweries and more.
Germany has its share of romantic spots. Couples can picnic next beautiful lakes or stay in a hotel nestled in the countryside with striking mountain views.
Bitcherland is situated in the Natural Regional Park of the Northern Vosges and represents the Lorraine part of this park, which has been classified by UNESCO as a “World Reserve of the Biospshere.”
This friendly, beautiful town in Baden- Württemberg offers hiking trails, castle ruins, waterfalls, a picturesque Old Town, a royal palace and much more.
Time to take the family on a road trip to check out Germany’s best amusement parks.
Bonn is one of Germany’s oldest cities and the former capital of West Germany. There is a lot to do and plenty to see in this city, famously touted as the birthplace of Beethoven.
In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!
If your kids need some place to blow off some steam no matter the weather, Lisa says “from beginning to end, my kids had a great time” at Mega Play, an indoor play area for children of all ages in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
If you are looking for something different to do, I urge you to head north to Hamburg on Friday, spend the weekend enjoying the city and go to the famous fish market early on Sunday morning.
Living overseas means that family and friends want you to play tour guide when they visit. Here are some tips to give them a taste of life in Germany.
Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wine estates in the world, dating back to the 13th century and is located near Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.
Germany is a country that has developed a rich culture over centuries and it is blessed with 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for culture. Here’s 3 of them.
Bavarian has two enchanting castles. Linderhof has impressive gilded gold rooms, while Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
The perfect time to take the family on a road trip to check out Germany’s take on amusement parks is in the summer. From an afternoon spent with Shrek to… Read more
Legoland is one of the highlights of being stationed in Germany with the kids. There are rides, 4D movies, bowling, playgrounds, restaurants and of course, tons and tons of Lego!!