Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! If you’ve recently arrived, your head may be spinning from a combination of jetlag and the sheer amount of information coming your way. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Moving overseas is a big change with a lot of moving pieces.
The white sand beaches of Mykonos and feats of architectural brilliance such as the Parthenon in Athens are what has put Greece on the bucket lists of millions of tourists. However, if you stray off the beaten path just a tad, you will find the seaside escape that is Nafplio.
Can’t seem to find a pet sitter around the holidays? Thinking of taking your dog with you? Don’t even know where to start? You’re in luck, today, we’ll be covering kennels in the Kaiserslautern area and a beautiful hotel made specifically for you and your dog!
As a military kid, moving becomes a state of mind. It’s not unusual or unnatural to finish high school having attended at least two high schools or realize your vernacular has changed based on where you’ve lived. That’s just the life of a military kid.
A few hundred years ago, people hoped never to see the village dungeon. Stories of torture, starvation and death frightened most people into behaving. Today, tourists brave lines and pay up to relive the dark, creepy past of cities in Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands.
Thinking back to when I first found out about Value Added Tax (VAT) forms, the first thing that came to mind was, “Now I can buy more stuff!” It didn’t occur to me that it wasn’t the same at every store and that some stores wouldn’t accept them. Oh, the horror!
No matter the length of your military career, you probably moved at least once. For most service members leaving the military, either at retirement or at their end of active service separation, a final move at government expense is authorized.
When we moved to Europe, my mom prepared her bucket list of places she wanted to visit, with Rome at the top. We had heard stories of pickpockets and petty crime, but we brushed it off. Surely, it wouldn’t happen to us.
Parenthood is full of surprises. Just when you expect a complete meltdown, your resilient military kids shock you by going with the flow. Moving can put the whole house on an emotional rollercoaster. So, here are a few tips that might make your next move a smooth one for your kids — and you:
Moving to Germany is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
You’ve probably heard of this Football …
Since 1962, an innocuous-looking briefcase known as the “Football” has followed the President of the United States. Carried by a military aide, wherever the president goes, so does the Football.
When in Scotland, you can’t escape the land’s wild beauty. It’s untamed, unruly, and absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend taking a few days away from the history of the cities to hike and wander about the highlands. But, as with all things Mother Nature, you need to be smart about it.
English poet Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” But if travelers in the capital city find themselves wanting a breath of fresh air or change of scenery, there is no shortage of day trips a stone’s throw away from London.
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth ... the fun ... the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow.