Recording trips these days are often done through a smartphone. Your plane ticket, maps, pictures, down to your itineraries are kept in digital form and are easily forgotten. If you’re like me, you prefer writing things down and having physical copies of things often kept on our phones.
If you are anything like me, you are craving summer right about now. The rain has brought wonderful flowers of May out. However, clear skies, ocean water and the sand between my toes are calling my name.
When visions of a cat wearing a top hat, balancing on a ball and juggling a slew of household items enter your mind, you've either just received your overseas orders or you've read the same children's book too many times.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
The picturesque region of Alsace, France lies to the west of the Rhine River on the German border. It is home to fairytale towns with colorful half-timbered houses, flower-laden boutique fronts, macaroons galore and vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Perhaps you’re new to Europe and you haven’t caught the buzz. Maybe you’re resisting the temptation to make that first purchase because you know you’ll soon be addicted and can’t stop at just a couple of pieces.
Have you ever wanted to toast with Dracula or dine in the sky (and I don't mean in an airplane)? Europe has some unconventional restaurants that will pique your curiosity. Don’t let meals be an afterthought while traveling. Reserve a table for an outlandish dinner adventure.
Spins, curves, jumps and bumps — all while speeding down a mountain! Ever wonder what they do with ski slopes once the snow melts? They turn them into Sommerrodelbahns, translation: summer toboggan runs.
We all make assumptions based on stereotypes and experiences. Over the years, I’ve gotten used to following the lead of my superstar wife, an Army civilian employee with a Ph.D. and an additional doctorate degree … not to mention a great singing voice.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
Moving to Europe was only the beginning of our adventure when my husband and I arrived. Transferring from our last base to a new unit and country was also challenge. We were embracing civilian life for the first time after his transition out of the army.
Athens, one of Europe’s oldest cities, promises nothing short of countless sights to see and delicacies to enjoy. Housing an abundant amount of history and culture, Greece’s capital is filled with a plethora of experiences.
The impending task of preparing the perfect itinerary for visitors can be daunting. With location demands, budget restrictions and the pressure to please everyone on their European getaway, things can get out of hand quickly.