Germany’s countryside is peppered with castles, ranging from romantic ruins to beautifully preserved masterpieces. Driving in any direction will bring you upon numerous fortifications once ruled by royalty. Travel to bygone days by visiting one of these castles near you!
Hands down, Halloween is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I label it a season as the scary movies start popping up on Netflix at the beginning of Oct., pumpkins burn orange in the fields, and amusement parks turn into Halloween wonderlands.   
Back in the States, Thanksgiving for you was probably filled with watching the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade and shouting matches as the family cycled through countless football games.
Sometimes you wake up on a Sunday morning and unexpectedly the rain has stopped, the sun is shining and you want to spend the day outside. If you have never visited the Trippstadt area, then it’s the place to go on a sunny weekend for an easy but scenic hike.
The German town of Bamberg, nestled along river Regnitz, is a prime example of medieval and Baroque architecture in Bavaria.
When we received orders to the United Kingdom, I felt like we hit the jackpot. I had visions of tea in London, driving through the rolling hills of the English countryside and discovering the complex and amazing history of the four countries that comprise the U.K.
Shrouded in centuries of myths and legends, the idyllic southwest edge of England is a well-kept secret. Beyond the bustling metropolis of London is a treasure trove hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
Though the famous cities of Europe are well worth the visit, sometimes it’s nice to do something out of the ordinary. Instead of going to yet another sprawling city, consider staying on a farm, vineyard or other rural venue and taking part in the travel trend of agritourism.
Ghoulish goblins swing candy pails brimming with treats as they walk from house to house in American neighborhoods on Halloween. While this holiday dates to the 19th century in the United States, Halloween is still relatively young in Germany.
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is a hidden gem providing all the charm of a quintessential Bavarian town. The size of this modest city makes it both easy to explore on foot in an afternoon, and vibrant enough to provide a real glimpse of daily German life.
Being stationed at RAF Croughton means that you’re centrally located in England. It also means that Oxford, known all over the world as one of the most historic and beautiful cities on earth, is just an easy day trip away.
Ever heard of a path of gold in Munich? Yes, you read that right. This easy-to-find road is filled with history and shouldn’t be missed!
If you are searching for a destination rich with history, beautiful architecture, delicious food and vibrant culture, look no further! Kraków is one of Poland’s oldest cities and offers a variety of notable things to do and see for travelers of all types.
1) Identify the threat & requirements. The DoD Foreign Clearance Guide provides country specific travel requirements for DoD personnel.
If you ask me, the word ‘iconic’ is used way too much to describe things that are not truly iconic.
Daily stressors and life, in general, can get overwhelming. Sometimes you just need to get away but don’t have the time to jump on a plane and fly to an exotic, secluded destination. For some peace and tranquility in Germany, drive south to Bad Reichenhall, a spa town in Berchtesgadener Land.