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The loud buzzing of alarm clocks and groans of school children will soon fill the early morning air in homes around the area, as most DODEA schools begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, Aug. 26.
The final weekend before the school year begins is often filled with last-minute vacations and day trips. For those living in the U.K., Aug. 24-26 also marks the August bank holiday weekend.
Be on the lookout for The Stars and Stripes September Blitz! Right now through October 3, DoD cardholders throughout Europe can get a great deal that will bring the news straight to their door five days a week. We will also be offering special rates on the digital subscription.
As a military kid, moving becomes a state of mind. It’s not unusual or unnatural to finish high school having attended at least two high schools or realize your vernacular has changed based on where you’ve lived. That’s just the life of a military kid.
Picture the Blitz in London during World War II, with bombs dropping on the heart of the city. Underneath the vulnerable streets, in an underground bunker of offices, Prime Minister Churchill and his staff planned the Allied operations of the war.
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.
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Whether you are planning regular vacations with your four-legged friend or family members simply want you to take Fido when you attend holiday gatherings, travelling with your dog certainly can be easier said than done.  Here are some top tips to help you keep your dog happy and safe when racking
Enjoyed your fill of museums and castles, but now seeking a little more excitement? Head out to one of Europe’s themed amusement parks. Lose yourself in fantasy lands, savor greasy park food, or hang on tight as you’re catapulted skyward.
Imagine peacefully floating down a river, enjoying a regional lunch and exclaiming at the beauty of the landscape as you glide by. This quintessential European travel dream can become a reality by taking a Rhine River cruise.
Back in the States, Thanksgiving for you was probably filled with watching the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade and shouting matches as the family cycled through countless football games.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Stella Artois makes up part of what’s nowadays the world’s largest brewery concern, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which finds its home base in Leuven, Belgium.
For canine lovers, Europe may be the most dog-friendly region of the world — but there are still things to keep in mind when taking Fido along with you on your travels.
The last in the succession of Easter-related holidays in Germany is today, June 20, in the form of “Fronleichnam”, an important day for Catholic churchgoers in particular.
The history of the world’s most international brewer began with Gerard Adriaan Heineken’s purchase of the Haystack Brewery as it was known in Dutch back in 1864. What started out as a local beer brewed in Amsterdam is today a global icon that’s sold in 192 countries.
A trip to the real-deal Oktoberfest is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime, don’t-miss experience. But it’s not without its drawbacks.