Across northern Europe, the crops have been sown in the fields, and soon we’ll be feasting on freshly-grown fruit and veggies such as new potatoes, crisp radishes, asparagus and strawberries.
The roller coaster of emotions over the past year has been full of ups, downs, sharps turns and plenty of corkscrews. As an eternally optimistic person, admittedly, it’s been hard to find the light at times. There have been bright spots; however, the past two versions of lockdown hit harder.
Living in Europe, it is easy to taste the world. International cuisines are at your fingertips around every corner. Finding a favorite food among the countless meals might be difficult, but falling in love with the Italian Caprese salad is not as hard.
With fitness centers closed, trying to get a good cardio workout in can be a little challenging. If you’ve got children at home with you, it can seem almost near impossible.
Virtually all military operations begin with some sort of detailed planning process. Take the same approach with your personal finances.
Here are eight money moves to make early in your military career:
While traveling afar remains a distant dream, daily walks through town and the neighboring fields and forests will have to stand in for more exotic experiences.
Having a meal or two at a nice restaurant in tourist destinations are nice.
If there’s one guilty pleasure of mine, it would be that I have a major sweet tooth. Cookies, candies, ice cream—there’s not one tempting sweet delight I’d turn down. But, out of all the scrumptious goodies, I’d have to say that cake is my biggest downfall.
Now that the days are warmer and brighter, ventures into the great outdoors are something we can all embrace. Another small but sure way to step over that winter/summer divide?  Indulge in your first gelato of the season.
One of the great things about a posting overseas is the chance to see and observe how things are done in countries much different from our own.
When in my travels I make new friends, I’m quick to ask them all about their home towns and what there is to see and do there. One of my latest acquaintances happened to hail from Treviso. When I grilled him about his city’s claim to fame, he revealed to me it’s the birthplace of tiramisù.
Traveling solo, especially when lucky enough to live overseas, is a dream shared by many. Getting lost in Tuscany among the hilly vineyards, strolling through London’s bustling markets or just catching some sun along the Mediterranean coastline can be cause for daydreaming wanderlust.
How’s that goal of dedicating home time solely to worthy pursuits working out? Probably just about as well as ours is. Been wondering how that bedroom wall would look in the latest trend color of Dusty Teal or Ancient Grain? Now’s the time to find out!
Ah, spring at last! The days are noticeably longer, and the drab grays and browns of winter are melting into the background as nature’s greatest show treats us to our first few glimpses of bright colors and blossoming beauty.
Shopping at the German grocery store can be intimidating. When you don’t speak the language or understand the pricing system, the idea of the commissary as a safe haven is totally understandable.
Ah, spring cleaning season! The most wonderful time of the year… for some. For others, it is a dreaded undertaking. Whether you are just cleaning for the season or getting ready for an upcoming PCS move, it is important to prepare a list and get organized.