Things To Do At Home

Homemade Bread – Yummy and Simple

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz My small daughter, my husband and I love it when our home smells like freshly baked bread! That’s why I often make our bread… Read more

Sitting on a pier, overlooking lake, surrounded by mountains

Manage Stress with Mindfulness Meditation

Managing stress has never been easy, and COVID has certainly not helped. But mindfulness meditation is specifically targeted at helping you tackle such challenges.

#StayHome and Explore the Senses

#StayHome, for the most part, has made people in the past year enjoy some serious video streaming movie nights! Tiger King. Need I say more?! While I love a good… Read more

DIY Bookmarks for Page Corners

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Are your little monkeys bookworms as well and can’t get enough of reading? Or maybe they’re still too young to read themselves but still… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 7 Benelux Gems

Even if you haven’t lived in Europe for long, you probably know that “Benelux” is a catch-all term for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. They’re usually lumped together because they’re… Read more

Virtual Explorer: Get Away to Greece

Greece is awesome for a lot of reasons. The food is amazing, the people are wonderfully warm, and the weather for most of the year is generally unbeatable. Oh, and… Read more

Swap “Bored” for Board: 6 Great Euro-Themed Board Games

Even during a non-COVID era, boredom often drives us to do one thing: open a glowing screen. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s good to have balance when… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 5 classic destinations in Germany

Germany can be an incredible place to live. Trains run on time. The autobahn is a phenomenal experience. In any given village, you can find bakeries, butcher shops, florists, ice… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 6 Excellent Sites in the UK

There’s a lot to love about the United Kingdom. If you like art and culture, the country’s got you covered. This is, after all, the land that brought us Shakespeare,… Read more

Picking Up New Hobbies

At the beginning of lockdown last March, the world seemed to burst into excitement at the prospect of wearing sweatpants to work, baking banana bread and whipping coffee. Those days… Read more

Window into Culture: 5 German Film Classics

One of the best ways to understand any culture is by checking out the art it produces. And one of the most engaging, immersive and instructive forms of art is… Read more

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? 5 tips for improving your German at home

For Americans living in Germany, it can be all too easy to never learn German. If you speak English at work and English (or another non-German language) at home, you… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 7 Great Spots in Spain

Spain is vast, beautiful and geographically diverse. Given its history, it is also one of the most culturally rich places in Europe. In addition, it offers mountains, beaches, deserts, plains… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 5 incredible sites in Italy

If you find yourself staring south in a longing fashion, you’re not alone. Italy lies that way, beyond the Alps, where you’ll find warmth, culture, beauty and amazing food. And… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 5 Great Sites in France

Living in Europe and not being able to travel can be difficult. After all, this continent has such an abundance of art, history, culture and entertainment packed into such a… Read more

Local Secrets & Valentines Treats

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Try this Valentine’s Day Raspberry Truffle recipe for a treat that’s rich, sweet and decadent.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Your Hometown

If you talk to those who have traveled the world and checked off bucket list items like champions, you’ll often hear a common theme: they’ve never explored the places they… 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

Halloween for Dogs

Halloween for Dogs

cover photo by Igor Normann / shutterstock.com Halloween is a fun time for the whole family, including the dogs, as long as you take certain precautions.  Halloween for dogs could potentially… Read more

Autumn Window Sun Catcher

Story and photos by Anna Foster Age: 3-Adult Supplies: Water color Coffee filters Spray starch You can bring the fall colors inside this autumn with a fun all-ages craft. The… Read more

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

Why Buy Donuts Instead of Making Them

This post was supposed to be a fun take on making Krapfen at home to celebrate Fasching. But I’m going to level with you, things took a turn!

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

6 Tips for Tidying Up – More Tidiness, Little Effort

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Who doesn’t dream of some magical little fairy cleaning and tidying up the flat overnight or while you’re at work? I know I sure… Read more

DIY Paper Flowers

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz As spring slowly transitions into summer and we get more sunshine, you don’t want to miss out on a colorful bouquet of flowers! This… Read more