Germany’s countryside is peppered with castles, ranging from romantic ruins to beautifully preserved masterpieces. Driving in any direction will bring you upon numerous fortifications once ruled by royalty. Travel to bygone days by visiting one of these castles near you!
Hands down, Halloween is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I label it a season as the scary movies start popping up on Netflix at the beginning of Oct., pumpkins burn orange in the fields, and amusement parks turn into Halloween wonderlands.
Sometimes you wake up on a Sunday morning and unexpectedly the rain has stopped, the sun is shining and you want to spend the day outside. If you have never visited the Trippstadt area, then it’s the place to go on a sunny weekend for an easy but scenic hike.
When we received orders to the United Kingdom, I felt like we hit the jackpot. I had visions of tea in London, driving through the rolling hills of the English countryside and discovering the complex and amazing history of the four countries that comprise the U.K.
Ghoulish goblins swing candy pails brimming with treats as they walk from house to house in American neighborhoods on Halloween. While this holiday dates to the 19th century in the United States, Halloween is still relatively young in Germany.
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is a hidden gem providing all the charm of a quintessential Bavarian town. The size of this modest city makes it both easy to explore on foot in an afternoon, and vibrant enough to provide a real glimpse of daily German life.
Being stationed at RAF Croughton means that you’re centrally located in England. It also means that Oxford, known all over the world as one of the most historic and beautiful cities on earth, is just an easy day trip away.
Europe is home to some amazing sights and landmarks. The lovely canals of Venice, the elegance of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in London, the glamorous Eiffel Tower in Paris – the list goes on and on. You’ve probably got a few of these postcard-worthy spots on your bucket list. Bad news.
Though fall has certainly arrived for most of Europe, there are still several countries that are soaking up the sun and warmer temperatures. Don’t write off a beach adventure just because the temps have dropped into the 50s where you live.
While most countries in Europe don’t celebrate a traditional Halloween, it doesn’t mean you can’t see some spooky sites and learn about some of the oldest ghost stories in the world. Here are five of Europe’s most haunted castles you can visit to get your Halloween fix.
Like me, you’re probably used to fall centering around Pumpkin-spiced whatever, Old Navy sweaters and Ugg boots, well cheap knock off Ugg boots for me. Europe in autumn is something truly special. If you’re trying to decide on any last-minute getaways this fall, I would highly recommend Italy.
The best part about living in Europe is its accessibility to jet off to countries that are rich in history. One plane ride away and you can walk the ruins of Pompeii, fight alongside the Romans in the Colosseum and visit Zeus and the rest of the Greek gods.