Lifestyle

Life is busy, but it can be less stressful if you take the time to do the things that better you and lift your mood. It’s easy to put the things you enjoy to the side because you’re buried under the piles of demanding tasks and stress that come with life.
With memories of the lockdown life we endured still fresh, even now, the simple act of shopping in a department store or sitting down in a cafe or restaurant with friends feels like a treat.
It’s hard to ignore that plant-based eating has become more of the mainstream, rather than on the fringes. That doesn’t mean that people are committing to vegetarian or vegan diets; instead, there’s an increase of people incorporating meals-without-meat into their regular routine.
A day of wellness and detox in a German Therme or Italian Terme—luxurious spa facilities offering warm pools, saunas, steam baths, Jacuzzis and other means of pampering—is a welcome treat for body and soul, particularly in the dead of winter.
One evening, my husband placed a paint jar in front of our two teenagers. He asked them how to open it. Both of them looked up at us with wide eyes. After minutes of deliberating, they resigned and shrugged their shoulders.
Moving to Germany? Here are 10 mouthwatering snacks to look out for.
Butterbrezel
For those who love Jägermeister, there may be a deeper dimension, unknown to many, for further enjoyment of that dark liqueur from the deep forest-green bottles. Yes, many enjoy it as a digestive or taken ice-cold seconds before a meal to make the first bite even more wonderful.
If there’s one kind of food that will get me buying a plane ticket to a new place, it’s dessert. And with these fried cheese-filled, donut-like beauties, you can bet I’m pulling out my passport and credit card for a trip to Romania—right after I make these, of course.
Indulging in street food is nowadays recognized as a perfectly respectable vacationer's pastime. But even when there’s not a food truck in sight, there's one treat that’s always a snap to get hold of.
One of our go-to meals on the weekend is a breakfast hash, using whatever veggies are in our fridge or in season. While hashes are great for brunch, this is also a very easy weeknight dinner and a great way to use up any odds and ends!
You’ve been committed to the gym for a while now and yet you still feel as if you’ve made little to no progress. While there are different variables that may be at fault, here are seven common mistakes people make in and outside the gym that you might also be making.
Collecting souvenirs is an important part of travelling for most people. But how do you avoid tacky figurines of famous landmarks? I found that the best way to get souvenirs that you actually like is to focus your search on a few themes.
I don’t think I am alone in slowly building a collection of wine corks, marked with logos and names of wineries in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and elsewhere throughout Europe.
Before moving to Europe, I honestly cannot recall ever having eaten chestnuts, or for that matter, any dishes made with them. On a few occasions, I’ve bought those little bags of hot roasted chestnuts from street vendors, but their taste never quite equaled that of their enticing aroma.
When a German friend first explained the “Kaffee und Kuchen” tradition, my eyes lit up like a child who first spots their birthday cake. He explained some of his fondest memories were having cake and coffee in a cafe with family every Sunday after church.
"Flammkuchen," tarte flambée, doesn’t have to only be for festival seasons. In Kaiserslautern, you can eat this tasty, thin tarte flambée filled with crème fraiche, ham and cheese year-round at Flammkuche restaurant.