Story by by Ronnie Juhans With all of the bucket list things to do in our lives skydiving is rated amongst the top 10. Many reasons include the adrenaline rush,… Read more
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
Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. This tiny but very beautiful country will surprise you with its varied scenery.
Story and photos by Nate Cairney Thassos, a Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, is like something from a dream. It is April, and the sea is warm enough… Read more
The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more
The Städel Museum in Frankfurt houses 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. Germany’s most important cultural community foundation also has a spot on the… Read more
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Cover photo by Lukas Bischoff Photograph The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover and Stonehenge here and catch up… Read more
by Nate Cairney Panoramic view of Lisbon — Cover Photo by Rudy Balasko / shutterstock.com Lisbon in December was love at first sight. As our taxi plunged toward the city’s… Read more
by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jag_cz/shutterstock.com For my fellow hikers who enjoyed the great outdoors trekking during the warmer months of the year, there is no need to put away… Read more
by Nate Cairney, contributing writer Featured image by phBodrova/shutterstock.com “Holiday traditions” are often so ingrained that we rarely stop to think about them. What happens, then, when you and your family move… Read more
The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).
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.
Are you looking for the ultimate Halloween experience? The Frankenstein’s Castle is up there near the top! This annual Halloween festival in Darmstadt is one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.
Celpro Italian Supermarket in Mainz-Kastel is the gateway to Italian delights! There you will find impressive sections of pastas, olives & peppers, cheeses, wines and so much more.
Let Weimar’s rich cultural and literary history enchant you during a cozy weekend away. Here’s the thing: I love historical figures. There’s just something about learning what inspired humans to become who… Read more
The castle ruins of Rheinfels sits looking out on the enchanting Rhein River. Soaked in history, the only thing you need to bring is your imaginations of dragons, thrones, kings and knights!
Climb among the trees at the Wiesbaden Neroberg Kletterwald. This ropes course offers adventure for the thrill seeker and the not so thrill seeker!
Destroyed by a couple of wars, Dresden has always risen and reinvented itself to some admirable glory. This beautiful historic city beckons you for a visit!
The potato is king in Germany! You can enjoy this delicious treat regardless if you are at a fest or in a restaurant or at home.
Taunus Wunderland is a theme park in the backyard of Wiesbaden. It offers family fun with many attractions including rides, petting zoo, food and more.
Getränkemarkt Maruhn in Darmstadt prides itself in having specialty selections of beverages from around the world. Pick up your next beer, wine and more.
The deadline for your project at work is tomorrow. The children are fighting and the milk is about to boil over. You’re tense, your shoulders and neck hurt and your head is pounding— welcome to the world of stress!
Eltville hosts each summer an annual Sekt Festival, showcasing its regional and delicious sparkling wine and more. Mark your calendar for next year’s event!
As an oldschool outdoor adventure guide, I am used to leading hiking and biking adventures throughout Europe based on knowledge of the trails, terrain, points of interest, rest stops, and… Read more
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.
These cities give you a true cross-section of what Europe has to offer and are the perfect introduction to each of the countries in which they reside.
When the spring temperatures finally catch up to your spring spirit, the botanical garden, PalmenGarten, in Frankfurt is a great place to visit.
Marburg is a University town north of Frankfurt, in the Lahn valley. It retains its cobbled streets and the Hessische architecture of the 17-18th century.
Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.
The museum in Freudenberg Castle (Schloss Freudenberg) is an unforgettable experience as you explore the wonders of senses and the mind. History This 20th century restored building has been known as the “Museum… Read more
To Scotland and back within 24 hours? Yes! Thanks to my forever love, Ryanair, you can now fly to Glasgow on early Saturday morning and return before breakfast on Sunday…. Read more
Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.
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.
The castle and guard house, which house the Whisky Museum, are landmarks of the town of Kirn.
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.
Many of the buildings in Old Sachsenhausen are in original half-timbered buildings – it’s worth a day of you time to explore it and drink some apple wine.
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.
The Wiesbaden German-American Fest is held now until July 4. German and American families can come out for fun rides, tasty food, great music and fireworks!
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.