Travel

The Ultimate DIY Advent Calendar Guide

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Quarantine Edition

These are strange days, especially for Americans living in Europe. After all, one of the benefits of being here is that travel is so easy. So many world-famous cultures, countries,… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Pforzheim

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Oppenheim

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

Traveling Without Traveling

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Niederhausen

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

Hiking in Germany

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!

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Mainz

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Landau

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

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Koblenz

Koblenz combines two features that are fundamental to Germany: history and beauty. This is a city, after all, that was founded by the Romans, and that celebrated 2,000 years of… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Jossgrund

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

A Sweet Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam might be known for a something more.. herbal.. but the city’s an absolute paradise for travelers with a sweet tooth such as myself. Spending a long weekend walking along… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Idar-Oberstein

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

Porsche Museum- A Car Enthusiast’s Haven

The Porsche Museum is a car enthusiast’s haven with its incredible architecturally designed building that houses interactive and informative exhibitions.

Barefoot Path in Bad Schwalbach

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.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Heidelberg

September 22, 2020 Heidelberg is obvious and surprising all at the same time – which is one of the best combinations that travelers can hope for. Once you hit the… Read more

Schwetzingen- Gardens, Music Festivals & 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.

Beauty, Baths & Baden-Baden

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.

A Mountain of Monkeys!

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).

Easy Dog Tricks

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

Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle opposite Neuschwanstein

Conveniently found in the foot of the Alps, Hohenschwangau Castle is undoubtedly one of the best strategically placed castles of all time.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Gartenschau Kaiserslautern

There is much to be said for activating your imagination somewhere beyond your office, home, or home office. Sometimes all it takes is one little – or very large –… Read more

Bamberg

Neuschwanstein Castle and The King of Kitsch

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Frankfurt am Main

September 7, 2020 Frankfurt can be tough to pin down. At first glance, It isn’t as easily graspable as some of Germany’s other large cities. It’s not Berlin, which is… Read more

Explore Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

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.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Elmstein

August 31, 2020 In its way, Elmstein is as quintessentially German as Neuschwanstein Castle or the Brandenburg Gate. But you won’t find it on any Top 10 lists. Which is… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: (Bad) Dürkheim

August 18, 2020 If you’re searching for something good, you’ll find it by traveling to Bad Dürkheim. “Bad,” however, might not mean what you think it means. For English speakers,… Read more

Road trip along the Rhine River

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.

Returning to Germany? Know Your High-Risk Zones

August 11, 2020 Even though most of Europe is on summer vacation, COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. To help reduce pandemic-related risks, Germany’s Federal government continues to release guidance for travelers… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Cochem

August 10, 2020 During an era in which many of us are longing to get away, Cochem may be just the thing to ease your tourist blues. Why? Because it’s… Read more

Take a Day Trip to the Historic Town of Ottweiler

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.

Can’t Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Bernkastel-Kues

July 31, 2020 When you’re standing above the valley, the scene seems almost too beautiful to be real. Vine-filled hillsides plunge toward the Mosel River. Small roads snake through vineyards,… Read more

Can’t Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Aachen

July 30, 2020 Aachen is a beautiful university town packed with history, culture and outdoor activities for the whole family. Nestled next to Belgium and the Netherlands, the city (pronounced… Read more

Local Secrets - Kaiserslautern

Local Secrets – Within 60 Mins of KMC

We asked The Used Car Guys to share their ‘Local Secrets’ of things to do within an hour’s drive of Kaiserslautern. Here’s their list…

Medieval Charm at Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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.

A Day Trip to Sigmaringen

Sigmaringen has cultural, historic landmarks, and most definitely warrants your visit! It has picturesque scenery, a castles, great food and so much more.

Sweet Taste of Independence

Food is the most essential part of absolutely any party but when it comes to the Fourth of July, there are only three colors that your guests want to see… Read more

DIY Dreamcatcher

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz The other day, my little honey came home from a friend’s place and was super excited about a dreamcatcher that she saw in her… Read more

Further Opening: Germany Lifting Travel Restrictions

June 9, 2020 Beginning June 15, Germany will officially lift travel restrictions with a number of European countries. After nearly three months of strict border controls, the country will open… Read more