Overseas

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.
When visions of a cat wearing a top hat, balancing on a ball and juggling a slew of household items enter your mind, you've either just received your overseas orders or you've read the same children's book too many times.
When visions of a cat wearing a top hat, balancing on a ball and juggling a slew of household items enter your mind, you've either just received your overseas orders or you've read the same children's book too many times.
On the third Sunday of every June, we do our best to express our love for our fathers by presenting them with witty Hallmark cards and heartfelt gifts; homemade crafts, personalized coffee mugs, sporting equipment, patterned neckties, manly shaving accessories and doodads for the grill are usuall
My husband was wading in our villa’s infinity pool, and I was sunning on a lounge chair in the rainforest of Bali, Indonesia when my cellphone chirped. It was a message from my brother asking me to call my mom.
I can remember my first permanent change of station (PCS) vividly. My husband and I had been married six months and were about to uproot from northern California to the bustling metropolis of San Antonio. I had no clue where to start or what pieces of the puzzle I was responsible for.
We all make assumptions based on stereotypes and experiences. Over the years, I’ve gotten used to following the lead of my superstar wife, an Army civilian employee with a Ph.D. and an additional doctorate degree … not to mention a great singing voice.
Tax day is around the corner for expatriates and those living and working overseas, with an American filing deadline of June 17. If you’ve ever filed dual-country tax returns you know the struggle is real. You’re also not alone.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
For many of us, a stressful aspect of moving to Europe is the transportation of our four-legged family members. I worried the entire flight to Germany about my dog and cat, but they were both eagerly awaiting us at baggage claim, no worse for the wear.
PCSing to a foreign country is stressful enough for families. When you couple that with trying to find employment, it can be a nerve-wracking and frustrating process. Overseas, jobs are scarce for military spouses, especially in Italy where there are far stricter rules for working abroad.
At long last, you’ve landed a final interview for an awesome job overseas.
So much to do and so much to see during your overseas tour! No matter where you’re stationed, you can plan an epic road trip whether it’s within one country or across multiple. As you plan to embark on this journey, follow these helpful tips to ensure your road trip is a success!
Welcome to the U.K.! 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. To help make your transition to the U.K.
Welcome to Germany! Here is a one-stop checklist to help get you settled in a timely manner:
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German homes may not be free-standing, or may lack some amenities, such as garages or backyards. Rooms, hallways and stairwells are smaller, and some homes may not have closets or cabinets in the bathrooms and kitchens.
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