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Hooking up utilities and communication services in Germany

Now that you’ve found a place to call home, you’ll need utilities and communication services. The good news is that you have a variety of options...

Top 5 United Kingdom staycations

Being stationed in the United Kingdom, I always seem to find myself looking to vacation elsewhere. With cheap flights to mainland Europe on the...

What to hand carry when you move

Turn your permanent change of station into a trip full of memories by making sure you hand carry important items. Keep those irreplaceable items...

Getting settled after your PCS to Europe

Moving to Europe has been exciting, but stressful. Your adrenaline rush is coming to an end, and you have so much to do. Now is not the time to...

Finding personal services in Germany

It’s been weeks since your nails were done and the kids need haircuts. You’re due for a date night and want a massage. How do you know that you’ll...

Living like a local in Germany

You may notice many cultural differences between American and German living. Adjusting to these differences and learning how to live like a local...

Helpful apps for living in Germany

Get organized, learn the language and make yourself at home with these tablet and smartphone apps. 

Conversions: Monitor...

How to inventory your belongings

If you ever moved, you know some items magically go to that dark abyss where only socks from the dryer go, never to be found again. Or maybe you...

Restaurant tipping in Europe

When we received our first overseas assignment, we knew that there would be a lot of differences between our host nation’s culture and our own. Do...

Enjoy Sundays in Germany with these 4 activities

Moving to Germany is an adventure, to say the least. When I first moved here there was quite an adjustment period. The idiosyncrasies of culture,...

Tips for living in Europe without air conditioning

Before we moved, I didn’t think about the fact we would probably not have air conditioning in our new home. It is something, I think, many...

From house hunting to home in Germany

Finding a home in Germany can seem intimidating. Depending on the time of year you arrive, it may seem like either feast or famine. But once you...

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