If you find yourself staring south in a longing fashion, you’re not alone. Italy lies that way, beyond the Alps, where you’ll find warmth, culture, beauty and amazing food. And… Read more
Research has shown that children who learn to play a musical instrument tend to get better grades in school.
Did you know that simple, active play helps your child’s development? It’s true. In addition to basic fitness, active play improves concentration, coordination, learning, social skills and much more. Though… Read more
If you talk to those who have traveled the world and checked off bucket list items like champions, you’ll often hear a common theme: they’ve never explored the places they… Read more
Make homemade playdough quick and easy.
Whether you love winter or simply endure it until spring arrives, one thing is true: getting outside and active is important for your health during the long, dark months. Fortunately,… Read more
Worms makes an excellent destination for a day trip. It is packed with outstanding architecture, pedestrian zones and green space. It is steeped in history, too. As one of Germany’s… Read more
3 Easy Tricks to 3 New Habits in 21 Days for a Healthier, Happier You in 2015.
Volksmarching is an ideal activity for the COVID era. Founded as a non-competitive sport in Germany in the 1960’s, volksmarching (or “wandering,” as it is also called) is essentially a… Read more
As far as day trips go, Ulm packs a serious punch. It’s a large city, with plenty to do. Located on the banks of the Danube River, it offers history,… Read more
If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.
While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more
Do you want to save money while also giving out meaningful Christmas gifts?
Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!
by Nate Cairney, contributing writer Featured image by Africa Studio / shutterstock.com “Holiday traditions” are often so ingrained that we rarely stop to think about them. What happens, then, when you and… Read more
Trier is a beautiful, history-rich city with origins that are shrouded in mystery. One legend holds that it was founded by an exiled Assyrian prince 1,300 years before the birth… Read more
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
Schönau almost seems like Shangri-la. Every twisting road that leads to the little village deep in the Pfalz forest leads you further and further into what feels like a forgotten… Read more
Story by Ruth Cuevas Featured photo by Photo by Wolfgang Zwanzger / shutterstock.com Anyone who’s stood amidst the glow of a Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas market knows that the holiday season… Read more
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
Pforzheim embodies so much that is good about Germany. With more than 100,000 people, it’s large enough to offer something for every traveler, and small enough that navigating it doesn’t… Read more
Oppenheim is a place of wine and water, a small town on the banks of the Rhine where the circle of life is very much present. It is a place… 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.
A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet… Read more
Mainz is easy to enjoy. It is filled with classic architecture, including towering stone spires and half-timbered buildings. The Rhine River chugs past, acting as a beating heart for a… Read more
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!
During an era in which access to great outdoor settings has become a critical travel criterion, Landau is almost the perfect destination. The large town in the heart of the… Read more
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
In many ways, Jossgrund is similar to most any little village in Germany. It’s small, tidy, tranquil and prosperous. You’ll find red roofs, a church steeple, a gasthaus. You can… Read more
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
September 28, 2020 Something about Idar-Oberstein feels almost mythical. During the journey there, shadows and light dance through trees while two-lane roads wind through valleys and forests. When you arrive… Read more
The Porsche Museum is a car enthusiast’s haven with its incredible architecturally designed building that houses interactive and informative exhibitions.