• indoor playground | www.germanyja.com
    January 30, 2015 - 10:00 am in Indoor Activities, Kids Activities

    Indoor Spielplatz

    CONTRIBUTED BY LUCY B. Sometime in November, the weather in Germany gets truly dreary, and stays that way until sometime in May. Although Germans tend to go out in any weather (just decked out…
  • Duoro River Valley, Portugal Port Wine | www.germanyja.com
    January 28, 2015 - 10:00 am in Spain & Portugal

    Duoro River Valley, Portugal

    CONTRIBUTED BY NIKKI B. Just about a two hour drive from Porto, Portugal is the Duoro River valley. When my family and I were visiting Porto, we took a full day tour out to Duoro. We got to sample…
  • Adoptive-Family
    January 26, 2015 - 10:00 am in OY, Parenting Wisdom

    An Adoption Story

    This post was originally published on our sister site, Okinawa Hai. If you are interested in the process of adopting while stationed overseas, you can contact Adopt-Abroad, Inc.; they have caseworkers…
  • Awesome German Toys & Games You Just Gotta Have | www.germanyja.com

    Awesome German Toys & Games You Just Gotta Have

    CONTRIBUTED BY LUCY Wimmelbücher These books are kind of like the German version of Where’s Waldo, except without Waldo. They typically contain very little text and have huge illustrations…
  • stroopwafel dutch cookie treat |www,germanyja.com
    January 22, 2015 - 10:00 am in A-Ha!, Cooking Local, Food For Sale

    A-ha! Stroopwafel

    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Stroopwafels come from the Netherlands. The literal translation is "syrup waffle," a pretty fitting description. These flat, round treats have a layer of syrup, caramel…
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Northern Ireland | www.germanyja.com
    January 21, 2015 - 10:00 am in United Kingdom & Ireland

    Northern Ireland

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE KING Note: Click here to read more about Michelle's trip to Ireland  Our second full day in Ireland we decided to take another day trip up north. Our first stop was…
  • Kandersteg, Switzerland | www.germanyja.com
    January 19, 2015 - 10:00 am in Austria & Switzerland

    Kandersteg, Switzerland

    CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON I learned about this place through a co -worker. He signed on to go on a couples' retreat through the base. His stories and pictures were enough to convince me…
  • Corso Kino Theater Stuttgart Germany | www.germanyja.com
    January 16, 2015 - 10:00 am in Baden-Württemberg, Indoor Activities

    Corso Cinema, Stuttgart

    CONTRIBUTED BY LUCY A recent Mom’s Night Out led a small group of us to the Corso Cinema in Stuttgart Vaihingen to see Gone Girl, and it was fantastic (both the movie and the theater). If you’ve…
  • Porto Portugal | www.germanyja.com
    January 14, 2015 - 10:00 am in Spain & Portugal

    Porto, Portugal

    CONTRIBUTED BY NIKKI B. Over the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend, my family and I traveled to Porto, Portugal. It is a 17 hour drive from the Ramstein area or a 2 ½ hour flight from Frankfurt,…
  • Manneken Pis Brussels Belgium | www.germanyja.com
    January 12, 2015 - 10:00 am in The Netherlands & Belgium

    Chocolate, Beer and Batter in Brussels

    CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON It was a cold and rainy weekend for the KMC area. We checked the weather for most of the region and it was the same, even as far south as Italy. We checked north…
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