tips

Being stationed overseas offers military members and their families the opportunity to travel the world with more ease and less expense than if they were living in the States. When my husband and I arrived in Germany, we set out to travel as much of Europe as we could during our four-year tour.
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Below are some tips provided by members of the U.S. military community who are experienced European travelers:
Before you go:
When you first move to Germany, you are completely overwhelmed with the new place, new culture and new language. It’s a bit intimidating to say the least.
Moving, especially overseas, can present a unique set of challenges for those who identify as introverts. Introverts are often seen as shy wallflowers. Many introverts are actually quite outgoing and friendly; however, they also crave time and space alone.
Electronics and technology have essentially become an easy button for entertainment and communicating. I know I’m guilty. I could easily spend a day perusing Pinterest Boards and watching the latest cat-dressed-as-a-shark-riding-a-Roomba video on YouTube.
Deployments are never easy, no matter if it is your first, or if you and your spouse have weathered a few assignments together.
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Deciding where to go 
Explore your campus and get to know your area.
Adjusting to a move abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often spouses leave respected careers, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls and active-duty spouses go TDY or deploy, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.
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