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Touch Oriental Massage, Landstuhl

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Sometimes we all just need to escape and relax. A massage is a quick way to leave everything behind and be pampered for a while. Leave your cell phone and kids behind while you take some time to recharge! My husband and I recently had a chance to escape to Touch […]


Dining Out around the World: the Doggy Bag

CONTRIBUTED BY EVA GOLD We were recently in our favorite Munich Brauhaus for lunch with a friend who was visiting from the US. Her portion of käsespätzle was far too generous for her and she simply couldn’t finish her meal. She asked me if I could ask the waiter in German for a doggy bag. […]

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Wilhelma Zoo, Stuttgart

Wilhelma Zoo: Awesome Any Time, but Best in the Rain CONTRIBUTED BY LUCY BLANEY One of my absolute favorite foul weather destinations is the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart. I know that the zoo in inclement weather sounds like a real bummer, but it’s actually the best way to see it. No crowds, no overwhelming heat, […]

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Dampfnudeln Recipe

CONTRIBUTED BY EVA GOLD The name is rather misleading. The words Dampf (steam) and nudeln (noodles) don’t seem to do this traditional southern German dessert dish justice. I have come up with my own Dampfnudel recipe, based on the traditional sweet dish, which comes with vanilla sauce or compote. I like to add a touch […]


Cruise Parking in Barcelona

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Are you thinking of driving to the port the next time you take a cruise? We’ve done it a few times here in Europe. At Venice we were able to drive right up to the dock and park within a block of our cruise ship. We recently drove to Barcelona and […]

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Feengrotten (Fairy Grottoes)

28 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI MARTINDALE Spring and summer are approaching and we’re all starting to think about fun weekend getaways with the kids. This past August, just before school started, my family took a last-minute weekend getaway to Thüringen, a wooded state in central Germany. There, we visited the Feengrotten and adjoining Feenweltchen. It’s a great […]

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Zum Storchennest (Stork’s Nest) Restaurant, Bann

26 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Germany, eat as the Germans do! If you are in the KMC area and looking to eat as the Germans do, you might want to try the Stork’s Nest restaurant in Bann (near Landstuhl). You will find a nice variety of […]

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Deutsches Museum, Munich

24 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI MARTINDALE Recently when I knew we were stopping in Munich for half a day, I checked online for a museum that would be child-friendly for my six-year-old. I read that the Deutsches Museum should hold her interest with its hands-on exhibits and children’s area. What an understatement!  This was a world-class family […]

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Posted in Bavaria, Indoor Activities, Kids Activities, Museums, Open on Sunday2 Comments

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Nancy, France

21 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Have you ever read the children’s books about Fancy Nancy? She’s a hoot! She wants everything in her suburban American life to be fancy. She’s a huge fan of France, simply because everything there is fancy, of course! I can’t help thinking that Fancy Nancy would love Nancy, France. The name […]

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Safari East African Restaurant, Kaiserslautern

19 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE I love traveling and exploring new places! Sometimes the travel bug bites at the wrong time and you can’t get away. Have you ever tried curing the bug with food? Maybe you’ve always wanted to go to Africa. Don’t have time for your safari right now? If you’re in the Kaiserslautern […]

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How Not to PCS

17 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY BERMUDEZ When I found out that I got command sponsorship, the news had me elated! After too much time spent apart, I’d finally get to live with my husband again, and in Germany of all places. After I Facebooked the good news, told all my friends, and the buzz started to wear […]

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Posted in Military Life, PCS-ing, Pets3 Comments

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Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark

14 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA SNYDER Hessenpark is an open-air museum that details rural life history for the state of Hessen in Germany going back about 400 years. One of my favorite things about Hessenpark is that when historically significant buildings in Hessen are going to be torn down for various reasons, some of them are instead […]

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Lava Restaurant, Saarlouis

12 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Do you have a taste for something exotic?  A colleague of my husband first clued us in to this restaurant and his description was all the incentive we needed to find it and try it. He said it’s all you can eat place, with a grill on your table to cook […]

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Is German Kindergarten Right For My Child? Part Two

10 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI MARTINDALE Note: This is part two of Kari's explanation of German Kindergarten and guide to help you figure out if it's a good match for your child. In Part One, Kari shared some points about German Kindergarten to take into consideration when making the decision about where to send your child.  FINDING A […]

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Tying the Knot (Pretzels)

07 March 2014

CONTRIBUTED BY EVA GOLD East coast idol Philadelphia USA, and the traditional southern city of Munich, Germany – what do these two cities have in common? They both tie the knot! I lived in Philadelphia for many years. Known for its grandiose Art Museum, the Liberty Bell, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone*, Robert Indiana’s LOVE statue, […]

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