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The best way to get adjusted to life in the U.K. is to immerse in the new culture early on. If you’re afraid to tackle it alone, ask a friend or coworker who has been living here awhile to show you the ropes.
Women of the world, rise up and shine today, for March 8 is your day!
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.
The day after Fat Tuesday in the United States, Carnevale in Italy and Fasching in Germany — celebrations known for extravagant masks, lively parades, wild parties and overindulgence — is a time of somber reflection for Western Christians around the world.
The most obvious means of enjoying a beach is as a place to swim and sunbathe, but alongside some of northern Europe's most compelling shorelines, the whims of the weather call for wellies and rain macs more often than swimsuits and flip-flops.
Stroll through a German grocery store or market in February, and at first glance – it looks as if both Halloween and Valentine’s Day are being celebrated together.
With chocolates and pre-packaged cartoon cards filling the shelves of local exchanges and commissaries, it’s hard to miss the signs that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are 10 fun facts about this Hallmark holiday of love.
Ah, that delicious duo, wine and cheese — both take time to produce with a fermentation and aging process, and they pair perfectly. They’ve also been around for like, forever; evidence of their existence has been found as far back as 7000-6000 BC in Asia and Europe.
The wrapping paper is strewn around the house, you’ve had one too many helpings of pumpkin pie, and you’re afraid to go to the mailbox and get January’s credit card statements. It’s happened again: you overspent this holiday season. You’re not alone.
German gifts: Do-it-yourself Glühwein (Day 20)
By Karen Bradbury
Glistening lights, stalls lovingly styled with their finest Christmas decor, a children’s wonderland and so much more await you at the Christmas and Medieval Markets in Stuttgart and Esslingen this year.
With the holiday season in full swing, festive melodies and delicious scents waft through the crisp, cold air. Living overseas during the holidays affords a great opportunity to find one-of-a kind gifts and trinkets to send to loved ones back in the States.
The holidays are all about celebrating the season and spending time with family and loved ones, even if it is only over a video chat! When a loved one is deployed, it can be a challenge to keep connected to your spouse. We want our spouses to feel loved and special during the holiday season.
Located in northeastern France is the striking town of Colmar. The Alsatian town, teeming with cobblestone streets, half-timbered medieval buildings, Gothic churches and quaint shops is a town made to inspire fairytales.
Greetings from the North Pole! Stars and Stripes Europe is helping children get their letters to Santa. If you’re stationed in Europe, drop your child’s letter addressed to “Santa Claus, c/o Stars and Stripes, North Pole” into any U.S. or APO mailbox. Letters postmarked by Dec.
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - With the holidays around the corner, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Community Mail Rooms are busier than ever. It's the season of giving back and what better way to give back than to volunteer at your local CMR?