Living in Germany and looking to broaden your social connections? In addition to connecting with fellow U.S. citizens and English speakers from the host nation, it’s possible to cast one’s net a bit wider and tap into Germany’s thriving international community.
The Alsace region of France springs vivid pictures when I think of it— brightly colored half-timbered houses lining narrow cobblestone alleys, a foodie’s paradise with Michelin-starred restaurants in quaint villages, and of course, award-winning wines.
When we received orders to the United Kingdom, I felt like we hit the jackpot. I had visions of tea in London, driving through the rolling hills of the English countryside and discovering the complex and amazing history of the four countries that comprise the U.K.
I’m no culinary professional. My palate is not very sophisticated. I can make an amazing macaroni and cheese, but I’ll never be a judge on “Chopped.” Somehow, I don’t think, “That was awesome!”, “Meh…” or “Dude, you shouldn’t bother serving that to anyone else.” would fly on that show.
When traveling in Europe, there are some obvious main attractions that are not to be missed. Neuschwanstein Castle, the Eiffel Tower and St. Peter’s Basilica are just a few of the most famous. However, there is so much more to Europe than these iconic places.
Spending four days in Latvia during the summer should certainly find its way on your list of travels. One can typically find a roundtrip flight from Frankfurt Hahn to Riga, Latvia via Ryanair for 75 euros. Riga is the capital city of Latvia and offers much to see.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
Grab your passports and pack your bags for a weekend in the Alsace. Discover beautiful cities, quaint villages, preserved castles, renowned wine and delicious cuisine in this diverse region of eastern France.
If you’re a frequent visitor to Venice but seem to be in a rut always heading to the Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) to spend your afternoon with the pigeons and a Bellini, I recommend breaking the cycle.
Whether you are an expert photographer, using the state of the art equipment, or a novice shooting on your smartphone camera, knowing where to capture the best Instagram-worthy shots while you are in Europe is essential.