Wiesbaden Area

Sweeney Todd at the English Theatre

Photos by Martin Kaufhold The English Theatre in Frankfurt, the largest English language theatre in continental Europe, was founded in 1979 by three Americans and one South African and has… Read more

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

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

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.

Wine, Castles and a Carriage Ride

Make an ordinary weekend to a very extraordinary one! Take a horse and carriage ride through the Rheingau vineyard, while sipping Riesling wine and castle hopping.

Kletterwald “Climbing Forest” Neroberg

Climb among the trees at the Wiesbaden Neroberg Kletterwald. This ropes course offers adventure for the thrill seeker and the not so thrill seeker!

Fall in Love with Germany

What You’ll Miss When You Leave Germany…

Although there are times when living in a foreign country might be difficult and make you miss home, once you PCS out of Germany, there will be a pretty long list of things you’ll miss. Here are a few things you should take full advantage while you’re still based in Germany!

International Delights at the Whisky Museum in Kirn

The castle and guard house, which house the Whisky Museum, are landmarks of the town of Kirn.

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.

Rotterdam: One of Europe’s Brilliant Cities

by Nate Cairney contributing writer (featured image) Rotterdam, Netherlands, skyline with harbor. A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port with a population of currently 633,471 inhabitants…. Read more

Dolomites: Welcome To Your Italian Adventure

Story by Nate Cairney In northern Italy, where the massive Dolomite mountains dominate the land, you can find a different sort of country. This is adventure Italy. Adventure Italy gets… Read more

Frankfurt Zoo: Animals and the City

The Frankfurt Zoo, a green oasis nested in the middle of the city, is a great place for families to enjoy a day!

Skydiving

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

Nature’s Reflexology at “Barefoot Park”

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

Visit Luxembourg – Small Yet Beautiful

Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. This tiny but very beautiful country will surprise you with its varied scenery.

Thassos: Not your typical Greek island

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 Part 7: Scotland’s Castle Trail

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

700 Years of Art History in Frankfurt

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

Survival Guide to Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day History & Gift Ideas

Stuck for inspiration? Use our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to ensure you are prepared to create a very special day for your loved one.

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 3: Wales

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

Love and Lisbon

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

Winter forest hiking – time for adventures

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

5 Steps to building your own holiday traditions

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

Discover Idstein from the Witch Tower!

The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).

Hanging Out in 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.

Halloween at Frankenstein Castle

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.

Gateway to Italian Delights in Mainz

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.

Rheinfels Castle, from the Time of Thrones

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!

Dresden, A City with a Will to Live

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!

Kartoffeln are King in Germany!

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.

Family Fun at Taunus Wunderland Theme Park

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.

Beer and liquor World in Darmstadt

Getränkemarkt Maruhn in Darmstadt prides itself in having specialty selections of beverages from around the world. Pick up your next beer, wine and more.

8 Basic Stress Busters

8 Basic Stress Busters

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!

Sekt Fest Eltville

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!

Hiking and Biking Apps

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

First Aid Kits for Kids

Family Traveling 101: First Aid Kit for Children

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.

5 Cities You Don’t Want to Miss While in Europe

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.

A Botanical Paradise Among Concrete

When the spring temperatures finally catch up to your spring spirit, the botanical garden, PalmenGarten, in Frankfurt is a great place to visit.

Visit the Ancient University Town of Marburg

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- A Calm Lake City

Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.

Freudenberg Castle, Museum of the Senses

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