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Winter City Destinations

There is no question that winter has arrived in Germany! With that never-ending gray sky, the chilly temps, and the wet rain or snow on the ground, it is easy… Read more

Beat the Winter Blues with a Sunny Getaway!

Betty Williams was definitely onto something when she said: “When all else fails, take a vacation!” With winter still going strong and temps still dropping, it’s only natural to want… Read more

Sailing in Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

Basel, Switzerland

Basel – Switzerland’s Artistic Center

Check out Switzerland’s international hub, Basel. This city is a great way to start or end your Swiss adventure.

Paris Galleries Lafayette at Christmas

Get in the holiday spirit in Paris!

Known as both the City of Light and the City of Love, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Paris at Christmas, decked out in its holiday finery, makes it even more beautiful than usual. Here are a few places to visit while you’re in Paris before or during the holidays.

Authentic Swiss fondue dinner

Zurich has a lot to offer. Enjoy authentic fondue, stroll along picturesque streets, hop on a river boat, take in spectacular cable car views and much more.

Some of Germany’s Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts & Hotels

A holiday in Germany offers both the chance for adventurous sport and luxury living off the slopes.

2 days in Croatia

Croatia will not disappoint you whether you are a family looking to relax or a couple in search of a romantic getaway. Make this your destination.

London - suggested itineraries

London – Suggested Itineraries

The following London attractions are grouped together into itineraries so that you visit some or all of the sights in each list within one-day on foot.

Benelux minus the lux

Tongeren’s Sunday morning flea market is world-renown and if you are an American stationed in Europe, you will hear about this gem. It’s absolutely worth going to visit. When my… Read more

A Local’s Guide to discovering Amsterdam by foot

With an abundance of activities for young and old, take a stroll in beautiful Amsterdam. This one day guide offers a new perspective and unexpected treats.

Top Travel Hotspots for Literature Enthusiasts Part 1

There are many locations dedicated to celebrating and exploring the link between travel and literature. So, whether you are a writer looking to get inspired or simply a devoted reader… Read more

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.

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.

Medieval Bruges is Belgium at its finest

With canals lacing the city, Bruges holds many attractions and numerous photo opportunities for the diverse interests of its visitors.

How to blend in while traveling abroad

Cecelia Curtis shows us how to blend in while we travel to get a true European experience, stay safe and prevent cultural misunderstandings.

A weekend in paris

Romance & fashion in the city of love

So much to see in a capital brimming with romance, art and fashion, Paris is a no.1 destination!

The Amsterdam You Haven’t Seen

The breathtaking city of Amsterdam has a lot to offer! This article offers a few off the beat hidden gems to visit while in this magnificent maritime city.

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

Top 5 Countries to Visit While in Europe

We surveyed a group of United States airmen, soldiers, civilians and their families to find out where they were happy they’d visited during their time in Europe. Here are their top 5 favorite countries.

A Weekend in Sweden

One weekend in Sweden

Sweden is one of the highlights of northern Europe. The standard of living is among the highest in the world and the scenery some of the most beautiful.

Getting Married in Denmark

Denmark! The Las Vegas of Europe for Quick Marriages

The country of Denmark offers quick, easy and romantic weddings for people of all nationalities. You could say it’s the Las Vegas of Europe…

Paris: More than just the City of Love

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

Strasbourg a picturesque town in France!

Have you ever visited one of those quaint cities where you can imagine yourself living forever? I have and it’s Strasbourg, France. It is a picturesque town with cobble stone streets and a riverfront neighborhood with timbered buildings accented by colorful flower boxes.

Discover the Alsace!

Venture off track for adventures and misadventures in Obernai, Rosheim and Soufflenheim. These beautiful towns in the heart of Alsace have so much to offer.

Enjoy activities in Amsterdam with your kids!

Amsterdam is famously known for its activities for adults but not necessarily for kids. However, here are a few activities that children will love!

Historically charming city of Heppenheim

Germany has many beautiful cities and towns to explore that are only a short drive away! Approximately an hour drive from Kaiserslautern is the historically charming city of Heppenheim.

Road trip to Strasbourg, France

Have you ever visited one of those quaint cities where you can imagine yourself living forever? I have. That city is Strasbourg, France. I am not sure what I was… Read more

Poland’s Gothic Grodziec Castle

While in Poland, explore the gothic castle Grodziec. Sitting on top of an inactive volcano, this medieval castle was originally built in 1155 and yet the grounds and structure are still intact.

A Guide to Pottery Shopping in Boleslawiec

Boleslawiec, Poland is one of the favorite places for great Polish pottery deals. This article provides shopping for pottery guidance and suggestions of places to stay and dine.

The Five Best Outdoor Breaks in Europe

For those seeking an outdoor adventure of a lifetime, here are five of the best outdoor breaks Europe has to offer!

The Place to Beer

Living in Germany would not be complete without a visit to neighboring Belgium, especially when that particular neighbor is hosting a beer fest entitled “The Place to Beer”.

The Best of Ireland in 5 Days ~ Part 3, The Cliffs of Moher

In the final leg of our Ireland trip, we moved from Dingle Peninsula to one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights….the Cliffs of Moher.

Tips Before Hitting the Open Road

Learn why “driving” is probably the best transportation mode to visit places on your bucket list while in Europe. Also, find out great tips to make the most of your road trip!

The Best of Ireland in 5 Days ~ Part 2, Dingle

Continue the journey with me as I discover “the Best of Ireland in 5 Days.” Arguably Dingle is one of Ireland’s most charming towns.

The Best of Ireland in 5 Days ~ Part 1 Dublin

Wanting to trade in an American or a German meal for Bangers ‘n Mash, we headed to Ireland. Our first stop was Dublin!

Experience Paris: Tips from an Artisan

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

New Year’s Eve Celebration in Switzerland

When you let Interlaken, Switzerland be your New Year’s destination, you can take in amazing views, hit the slopes, enjoy Fondue and so much more.

Some of the Best Beer in the World

Looking to score some of the ‘best beer in the world’? Take a drive to Belgium’s Westvleteren Brewery. With esteemed reputation as brewers, the Trappist Monks at the Abbey of Saint Sixtus produce beer with unmatchable taste and quality.

18 Hours in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich has a lot to offer. Enjoy authentic fondue, stroll along picturesque streets, hop on a river boat, take in spectacular cable car views and much more.