Kid Friendly

Getting Your House Ready for Autumn

Smart Ways to Get Ready for Autumn It’s that time of the year again when as a kid, we couldn’t wait to gobble down every last crumb of the delicious… Read more

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3 Overnight Halloween Festivities in Germany

Germany, doesn’t celebrate Halloween in the same way America does. Although it’s not a national holiday that everyone gets deeply involved in, there is still amazing and spooky goings-on dotted… Read more

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Five Ways to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just a little over two weeks away, but there’s still plenty of time left to shop for costumes. But with so many costumes and stores to choose from,… Read more

Chocolate Lovers Guide to Germany

The Chocoholic’s Guide to delicious Germany

Sample chocolate delights, learn the history of chocolate, take classes, visit museums and attend one of the largest chocolate festivals in the world.

Augsburg

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

Pumpkin cheesecake

3-Step Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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

Thanksgiving in Germany

Germany’s answer to thanksgiving: Erntedankfest

Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.

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

KidsKorner – August 18, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August 18, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

KidsKorner – September 1, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on September, 1, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

KidsKorner – August 25, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August, 25, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Home Burger & Cocktails Zweibrücken

One thing many Americans tend to miss most about the States is the food and understandably so. (And supermarkets being open 24/7 but that’s a different story.) If that’s the… Read more

KidsKorner – August 11, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August, 11, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

A Guide to Cologne (Köln)

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.

Dogs love going on walks!

Living with a pet, particularly a dog, is an enrichment for everyone who loves animals. But, as with all kinds of pets, the most important thing before taking a dog… Read more

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Neuschwanstein Castle and The King of Kitsch

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

KidsKorner – August 4, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August 4, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Experience in Garmisch, Germany

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

Fresh, Italian Deliacies at Otterberger Hof

Hotel & Restaurant Otterberger Hof in, well, Otterberg, offers creative, yet traditional, Italian delicacies and regional classics using only fresh, mainly local ingredients and no additives. Fresh fish, meat and… Read more

KidsKorner – July 29, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 29, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Become an Adventurer at Gondwana Prähistorium

“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

KidsKorner – July 21, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 21, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort Summer Vacation Trailer Video

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

Mal-Werk: Pottery Painting in Mainz

Get your artistic juices flowing with your family and friends at Mal-Werk! At this colorful café you can have a creative day with stencils, sponges, stamps, brushes and a rainbow of paint colors.

Try a „Kerwe“ – Real Fun for the Whole Family

Try a “Kerwe” – Fairground Fun for the Whole Family

The Kerwe is truly a family event and a lot of fun for all ages. Big cities tend to have a larger venue with more variety, but the small Kerwe are also interesting and fun.

6 German Barbecue Classics

Germans love a good summer barbecue as much as Americans do but what they put on their plates doesn’t exactly resemble hot dogs, burgers and co. These recipes can easily… Read more

KidsKorner – July 14, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 14, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Camping in Germany

Adventuretime: Camping in Germany

Germany has so many camping locations that offer so much fun and excitement. Camping in Germany is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with the family.

KidsKorner – July 7, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on July 7, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

How To Be Successful Bilingual Parents

Tips for Bilingual Parents

Encourage your child to have linguistic skills and help them get in touch with their heritage.

Swim and Dine Overlooking Wiesbaden

Opel Neroberg is a hidden paradise perched high above the city of Wiesbaden. Here you can dine a swanky restaurant and sun worship and swim in indoor and outdoor pools.

Discover the Swabian Style in Ulm

Located on the River Danube within the state of Baden-Württemberg is Ulm, exactly where Iller and Blau rivers enter the Danube.

KidsKorner – June 23, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 23, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Things to do with kids in Germany

7 Family Friendly Day Trips in Germany

From swimming pools to steel factories, there are so many places to visit in Germany. Here’s some ideas for 7 great day trips, with or without the kids…

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.

KidsKorner – June 16, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 16, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

Five Spectacular Day Trips from Kaiserslautern

Since PCS season is in full swing, I thought it might be helpful for those of you just arriving in Germany to begin exploring with some simple day trips.

Cool off at public pools in the Stuttgart Area

Are you planning on going swimming in the Stuttgart area? Well you better know your bads. This article lists some family-friendly swimming pools and more.

Nature’s Reflexology at Barfußpark

The secret to feeling young might be as simple as walking barefoot outdoors. Sometimes I just enjoy being silly with my grown daughters. Today was such a day. We shed our… Read more

KidsKorner – June 9, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on June 9, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.