Moving to Europe was only the beginning of our adventure when my husband and I arrived. Transferring from our last base to a new unit and country was also challenge. We were embracing civilian life for the first time after his transition out of the army.
Up late on a Tuesday? If you’re young and can rally the next day, or just one of those types who can get by on little sleep, join your German neighbors in welcoming spring with the traditional festivities that kick off the warm (read: fun) months of the year.
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.
What’s marked as prohibited, in a secret location and serves delicious drinks that will make for a memorable night? The answer is a speakeasy. These unlicensed establishments dating back to 1890 during the Prohibition era served alcoholic beverages although it was illegal at the time.
Welcome to Italy! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home in Italy:
Attend in-processing and newcomers’ briefings.
Attend newcomer orientation.
Get your codice fiscale.
Get your soggiorno.
Moving to Italy 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.
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
The best way to get adjusted to life in the U.K. is to immerse in the new culture early on. If you’re afraid to tackle it alone, ask a friend or coworker who has been living here awhile to show you the ropes.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Adjusting to moving abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often the spouse leaves a respected career, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls again and active-duty spouses go TDY or on a deployment, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.