Christmas may still be a month away but as Michael Bublé slowly defrosts across the pond, it’s time to start planning one of the best parts about Christmas: Advent Calendars…. Read more
Thanksgiving refers to a time of the year when families gather and together expresses their thanks for what they are thankful to and for. It is believed that the first… Read more
‘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
There is no need to be frustrated again when wanting to order off a German menu. This simple cheat sheet on dining out in Germany includes information on restaurants, German dishes, customs, paying and more.
Ingredients for 4 people: • 1 whole chicken, cooked, deboned, skin removed, and meat cut in bite size pieces • 2 liters of chicken broth • 2 large carrots, peeled… Read more
From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.
Five themes to consider documenting in a scrapbook for a future stroll down memory lane.
Lack of a proper diet is one of the most important causes for many diseases and disorders in body.
Story by Aaron T. Grogg Edited: April 14, 2020 For those of us who have decided to “shelter in place” for the foreseeable future, here are a few tips to… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 large leek, cut lengthways and then into ¼ inch slices 6 tablespoons oil 1 cup diced Black Forest ham 2 cups elbow noodles, raw 4… Read more
One of the healthiest activities and habits in Germany is hiking! Germany is dedicated to creating, supporting and maintaining spectacular trails. Grab your boots and be awed!
Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…
Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…
This cheesecake will stay moist for days in the refrigerator. The flavors of both the cream cheese and pumpkin shine through without competing. Delicious!
This fall season try this excellent and simple soup recipe to warm you up. It’s a delicious German tomato soup with a Spanish twist!
Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.
It’s that time of year….fall is here and the pumpkins are ready! Here is a very simple recipe for some sweet and delicious Pumpkin Soup.
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
Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more
cover photo by Igor Normann / shutterstock.com Halloween is a fun time for the whole family, including the dogs, as long as you take certain precautions. Halloween for dogs could potentially… Read more
This Autumn Pumpkin Chilli is a tasty dish and economical to make. It’s a fitting dish to warm up a crowd of excited football fans from the inside out!
Story and photos by Anna Foster Supplies: 3yds Felt Scissors Sewing machine or hand sewing needle and thread Ribbon This fun, hooded cape is perfect for the little Elf or… Read more
Story and photos by Anna Foster Age: 3-Adult Supplies: Water color Coffee filters Spray starch You can bring the fall colors inside this autumn with a fun all-ages craft. The… Read more
There are 5000 different types of German beer which are made by more than 1300 breweries. So it might take you some time to sample them all!
The Porsche Museum is a car enthusiast’s haven with its incredible architecturally designed building that houses interactive and informative exhibitions.
Bad Schwalbach’s Barefoot Path provides reflexology health for mind, body and soul! Enjoy an invigorating 750 m trail through gardens with various soil textures, natural reflexology massaging, a mud basin, water pool and stream path.
Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds potatoes 1 jalapeno, optional 12 shallots or small onions Less than one cup of poultry broth 6 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to… Read more
The unassuming town of Schwetzingen is full of surprises with surrounding by beauty. Be astounded with a castle, spectacular gardens, world-renowned music fests, enchanting neighboring cities and more.
Be allured by the gorgeous town of Baden-Baden with its day spas, Roman Bath Ruins and Himalayan Sea Salt Grottos. Also take a stroll through this rejuvenating haven that welcomes in the Black Forest National Park.
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 ½ pound potatoes Salt for boiling potatoes 2 cloves garlic for boiling potatoes 1 ½ pounds salmon cubed into 1-inch squares ½ cup chives 2… Read more
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).
In case you didn’t fall into a YouTube hole of dog trick videos during lockdown like I did, you might be looking for a few fun and easy party tricks… Read more
Conveniently found in the foot of the Alps, Hohenschwangau Castle is undoubtedly one of the best strategically placed castles of all time.
Corona update: the castles are open, masks are mandatory. Admission only with a guided tour- available in English or German so make sure to plan ahead. I have lived in… Read more
Discover how to make pumpkin puree from fresh pumpkins and use it in baking, such as this delicious recipe for pumpkin bread.
Berchtesgaden is located in the German Alps near the border of Austria. Home to the Berchtesgaden National Park, the third largest mountain in Germany and a glacial lake, you can find a ton of outdoor activities to keep the whole family busy all week or weekend long.
This post was supposed to be a fun take on making Krapfen at home to celebrate Fasching. But I’m going to level with you, things took a turn!
For centuries, artists, poets and writers have been drawn to the small villages along the banks of the Rhine River as a source of tranquility and inspiration.
Take a day trip to the medieval town Ottweiler. Take a stroll down the winding streets, marvel the half-timbered buildings, visit museums, enjoy a nice meal and more.
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!