After you’ve settled in your new European digs, it’s time to start planning your adventures. It’s easy to think of the glitz and glamour of Paris, or the historical monuments dotting Utah and Omaha beaches in the Normandy region.
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
The fastest growing sport in American is Cornhole, where you throw a 1lb corn seed filled sack toward a 4’x1’ platform with a 6” hole from 30’ away. Anyone age 9-75 can do it (my daughter plays (9) and my German neighbor Inge plays (75). It’s an opportunity to mostly stand, sometimes throw next to...
Once you arrive in Germany, it’s easy to be swept up in planning your travel adventures. Glamorous cities such as Berlin and Munich often beckon. However, sometimes the real gems are hidden right in front of you, within a day-trip distance.
Whether you’re worried about random acts of terror, criminal targeting or performing your unofficial ambassador duties, as a U.S. servicemember, civilian or dependent you have a responsibility to protect yourself while living abroad.
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.
It’s no coincidence that the biggest PCS season correlates with summer school break. Therefore, the break is the perfect time to prepare for the new school year or new school system if you’ve just moved to Europe.
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.
High school can be the hardest time for a military child to PCS. They’ve worked hard to earn a reputation in their sport or activity and with their teachers. They have friends and a routine they don’t want to leave. Switching allegiance from one school to another is hard.
A plus to living in Europe is the opportunity to participate in numerous outdoor festivals, events and activities held year-round. Then, there is the weather. Similar to that of the Pacific Northwest, the weather in Germany, the U.K.