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Dublin in 36 hours

Thanks to a miraculous aligning of discount RyanAir flights, sunny weather and an approved...

Photos by Courtney Woodruff

Celebrate spring at the Sankt Wendel Easter Market

The beautiful village of Sankt Wendel is known for hosting a spectacular Easter market (Ostermarkt) every spring.
Photo by Lori Burch

Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes will continue its annual Month of the Military Child (MOMC) celebration by publishing students’ stories on our special website...

5 last-minute homemade card ideas for valentines

My son’s first Valentine’s Day at school in Germany left me scrambling at the last minute.

9 resolutions for every military family in Europe in 2018

Something magic happens at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Whether the last 12 months have been your best yet ...

Make the most of any European fest with kids

Visiting festivals can be challenging with kids. Here are a few more tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way to help you make the most of any...

Schools and child care in Germany

A variety of school and child care options are available to you, but keep in mind that many programs have waitlists, so don’t delay! 

Be a homework genius! 7 ways to help your child with any subject

My child asks me for help with his school work, and at least once a week I am losing badly at “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”
Photos by Courtney Woodruff

Last chance to monkey around at La Montagne des Singes for season

Watch Barbary macaques roam and play at La Montagne des Singes, but act fast! The park is only open through Nov. 1-5, and Nov. 11-12 for the rest of...

Pet parenting in Germany

Getting your furry family members here was nerve-racking enough, but upset neighbors and displeased authorities can add to the stress of...


Keeping traditions alive with the Ramstein Bazaar

In 1965, the Ramstein Officers’ Wives’ Club (ROWC) came up with a relatively simple solution to help raise funds for scholarships and community...

Photo by Nathan Van Schaik

Camping in Croatia: Land of Winnetou

Ask any German who Winnetou was and you’re bound to get a smile.


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