Exploring London: Top Highlights to Experience with Family

3 days in London England

London covers an area of over 600 square miles with 7.5 million people from 270 nations who speak more than 250 languages; more than any other city in the world. Yes, English is one of them, however it’s not your English, it’s the Queens English and you’ll see that makes all the difference. And yet, with a good plan you can see the highlights in just 3 days.

Your Guide to Riding the Deutsche Bahn German Rails

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Sure, there are a few budget airlines that offer safe and reliable travel. Train travel, however, survives when the journey is as important as the destination. And in Germany, the Deutsche Bahn (DB or GermanRail) is a trendy means of public transportation. It’s fast, has good value, and links all Europe’s cities, towns, and villages.

Oktoberfest: The Best Fall Festival in Munich Germany

Oktoberfest: The Best Fall Festival in Munich Germany There are so many beer tents, so little time. For two weekends through Unity Day, Munich plays host to Oktoberfest, the biggest beer festival in Germany. And believe it or not, there’s more to this annual world-famous festival than just getting wasted—Oktoberfest plays an important role in […]

More Than the FRA: Gateway Airport to and From Frankfurt

More Than the FRA: Gateway Airport to Frankfurt When I thought about writing an article about Frankfurt, I had to stop and think. I’ve been to Frankfurt maybe 6-7 times in the past year and a half. But I’ve never really seen anything besides the airport. And that seems to be the case for most travelers. However, they really […]

Getting Married in Germany: What You Need to Know

German Wedding

Getting Married in Germany: What You Need to Know Americans Getting Married in Germany must know how to navigate regulations and traditions when tying the knot. You call it Germany’s “Romantic Road. There are twists and turns and more than a few speed bumps. For miles and miles, the road passes by hillsides guarded by austere […]

The Insider Guide to Surviving Military PCS Moves

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The Insider Guide to Surviving Military PCS Moves The manual calls it a “Permanent Change of Station” or PCS move. And it is a change. But it’s anything but permanent. However, military moves are common drills in this life. We generally pick up and move every 3 years. After we receive a new assignment, we […]

Discover Idar-Oberstein: There’s Gems in the Hills

Idar Obersteing in Germany

Discover Idar-Oberstein: There’s Gems in the Hills The small town of Idar-Oberstein boasts a six-hundred-year history of mining and gem-cutting that has made it one of the leading cut-gem trading centers in the world. Rich in agate and jasper deposits, Roman invaders found precious stones in the area more than 2,000 years ago. Mining for […]