featured image by Alex Yuzhakov ‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ -Mark… Read more
Cover photo by Still for Style / Shutterstock.com Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or some other popular winter celebration, ‘tis the season for celebrating. If you think Americans are… Read more
Did you know that Americans can study at a German university in English and for free? Find out how…
Buying locally grown food in a foreign country can be a daunting task. Germany is an environmentally-conscious country that hosts farmers’ markets daily. This article provides tips and preparation for shopping local, especially in the Stuttgart area.
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.
With the weather finally starting to warm up, Germany’s many public pools and lakes are open for business. Here are a few of the rules and etiquette that can help you make the most of your time cooling off.
Cecelia Curtis shows us how to blend in while we travel to get a true European experience, stay safe and prevent cultural misunderstandings.
Lovely small towns on the outskirts of Stuttgart have a lot American families including various festivals, great shopping low prices, hiking and biking, and much more.
Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.
November 11th is a special day around the world – mainly for commemorating those who were lost in battle whilst bravely defending our freedoms. When Americans and Britons are observing… Read more
Winter is Coming. Now you live in the country of efficiency, you might as well go native and start planning your winter preparations now.
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…
Ever since the first stretch of the German Autobahn was completed in the 1920s, it has been regarded as the perfect road for every car.
Have you seen a “Blumen Selbst Schneiden” sign along the roads? This means you can stop and cut your own fresh flowers. The prices are quite economical too!
A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!
There are many things that are put on a list when planning a trip, especially with children. Don’t forget your a first aid kit.
One of the most difficult aspects of moving to a new area, especially an entirely new country and continent, is figuring out the “usual” or “favorite” spots. The places that… Read more
Get an understanding of Fasching, one of Germany’s oldest and largest celebration. Kicking off very soon, get involved and have fun at this utterly bonkers event!
Being a thrifty traveler, I always price out different planes, trains and automobiles. Most of the time you just can’t beat the price of a Ryanair flight. If you are willing to… Read more
Here are a few tips to help you decipher German wine labels. Living in central Germany puts you right in the middle of some of the best vineyards in the world. It would be a shame not to learn something about German wine during your stay.
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
Encourage your child to have linguistic skills and help them get in touch with their heritage.
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.
The sting of homesickness is a reality for even the most seasoned of traveler.
After a recent trip in which I ended up on the wrong train, here is a very basic explanation for riding the train here in Germany.
A few ideas for how to learn German while you are stationed in Germany.
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.
As you discover and explore Europe, make sure to guard yourself from thief. A light-heart, fun trip can soon turn into a bitter lesson.
Get started on your shopping journey beyond the gate guards – discover info on popular grocery and hardware stores as well as drugstores in Germany.
It’s no secret that the trains in Germany is one of the best in the world. Here are the 3 best deals from Deutsche Bahn for discovering Germany by train.
How much do you know about the history of Germany? Familiarize yourself with some of the key highs and lows of Germany’s colorful past.
PCSing into Germany can be quite stressful. Here are my top five things I wished I would have known then but know now.
Try out our recipes for traditional German foods, that don’t differ too much from some American classics…
Are you a little intimated with the sophistication and elegance of the Stuttgart rail and bus system? This article will provide helpful tips on how to get around the Stuttgart transit system.
A few months ago, there was a knock at my door. It was my neighbor, and apparently, my Mayor. A conversation ensued about Americans living in German neighborhoods. The purpose… Read more
Here are a few tips to help you connect, embrace and enjoy military life no matter the location of your duty station. These tips include making friends, learning the language where you are located, taking free classes and more.
Germany’s association with Christmas is forged by its christian and predominately catholic religion. Let’s see how Christmas is celebrated in Germany…
Just arrived and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Here’s a few tips you need to know about shopping in Germany.
Adjusting to a new country is hard. If you’re finding it difficult to bond with the locals try a game of cornhole!
If you happen to be living in Germany, then learning German (and helping your children to do so) can really help you get the best out of living here.