Travel

Tuscany is a dream destination for anyone who craves beautiful scenery, incredible food, some of the world’s finest wines and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Stretching from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is the heart of Italy.
Between the jetlag, sleep-deprived family members and for some, anxious pets, the journey to your new overseas duty station is perhaps not as organized as it ought to be. Ideally, this would never happen, but let’s be real. PCSing to another country is stressful and often times difficult.
Understanding the SOFA agreement between the U.S. and Italy will set realistic expectations for career opportunities during your time in Italy. Dependents are not allowed to work on the economy or have in-home businesses (Example: Mary Kay, Arbonne, Scentsy, etc.).
Welcome to Italy! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home in Italy:
ARRIVAL
Attend in-processing and newcomers’ briefings.
Attend newcomer orientation.
Get your codice fiscale.
Get your soggiorno.
Sleeping in tents, cabins, tree houses or teepees is oftentimes a great adventure. The possibilities for fun are endless and imaginations can run wild. For children, that is. As adults, a few additional amenities are generally preferred for overnight accommodations.
Multi-colored terracotta houses perched atop a cliff with the beautiful, cerulean Mediterranean hugging the edges and bougainvillea cascading down restaurants and shops — what sounds like a picture-perfect dream is actually reality when you travel to Positano, a dazzling, cliffside village along
Visible on clear days all the way from Venice, a striking row of peaks and ridges form something of a mountain wall along Italy’s northern border.
To many locals, European rail travel is one of the most romantic ways to explore. It's not only an easy way to travel but a train winding through the German countryside gives breathtaking views. You're taking a road trip without having to take turns driving, make pit stops and argue over music.
Everyone has lofty intentions to travel while in Europe. Beer tops many lists of things to experience while in new countries and cities. When planning your next vacation, consider stepping outside the norm and try a beercation. I didn’t just make this up!
If, like me, you’ve ever tossed a coin into a fountain with the wish that the reservoir of bubbling water would turn into a vat of free-flowing wine … our shared desire has become reality, my friend.
No, really.
Welcome, spring! Oh, how I’ve missed you and the radiant sunshine you bring. I’m officially in the mood to start the 2019 festival season. The options are overwhelming. Let’s use this opportunity to discover a festival in the city of Aachen. 
A fest-tastic day 
While vacationing in Europe there are numerous picturesque locations to admire. Something that is often neglected when discussing visits to these various locations is the concept of solo travel. Below are four tips on how to travel solo in Europe.
Be Observant
SAN ANTONIO — Operation Homefront, serving America’s military families® since 2002, today announced the seven winners of the prestigious 2019 Military Child of the Year® Award, the nation’s premier celebration of the achievements of our military children.
As exciting as living in Europe can be, the honeymoon phase tends to fade away for most spouses once they’ve realized how difficult it can be to progress in their career field.
Germany can be a culture shock for some. But once you’ve gotten over the jetlag and have made your house feel more like a home, you can embark on quite the adventure. From its local cuisines to its castles in the hills, here is why moving to Germany will be a time you will never forget.  
When perusing travel blogs or articles, there is definitely one common theme amongst them all: extreme positivity. It truly amazes me that every single person has the time of their life on every single vacation. The airline didn’t lose your luggage? You didn’t have to wait for a table?