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Winter Wonderland Getaways: Places to go for a weekend holiday with the family

by Azure Hall Contributing writer

The winter holiday season is a popular travel period in Europe. Christmas markets in and around Germany draw large crowds from the KMC, but they are not your only options. Low-priced airfare and Europe’s interconnected rail system make many cultures and attractions well within your reach. Here are a few alternative destinations for your winter getaways that will not disappoint.

November 24, 2016 ×
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Experience the Beautiful Rhine River

by Megan Finley Contributing Writer

The Rhine River offers a magical German experience with its breathtaking scenery, half-timbered houses, historic castles, dramatic hillsides and delicious wines. May to mid-October is the perfect time to explore the Rhine, as most places all but shut down during the winter months. Here are three stops along the Rhine River you will not want to miss out on.

July 7, 2016 ×
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Cure the travel bug with a cruise

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

Many of us find ourselves here in Europe with a laundry list of destinations we would like to visit before going back stateside. Determining which cities to hit first and when oftentimes proves to be a daunting task.

July 7, 2016 ×
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Make your out-of-town guests feel right at home

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

I have been talking to quite a few friends over the past few weeks that will soon have guests rolling in this summer for a visit. I, too, have my in-laws coming to stay with us. Yes, having houseguests can mean more work, but hosting guests does not need to be stressful. Here are 10 ways you can help your visitors feel more comfortable in your home.

July 7, 2016 ×

Summer fun in Germany for the whole family

by Amie LaSalvia Contributing writer

Summer is such a beautiful time in Germany. The trees and flowers all around us are blooming. The kids are off school, and the smell of summer-time vacation is in the air. Living in Europe around this time of the year is such a wonderful place to be, and there are so many great fun and energetic activities the entire family will enjoy!

July 7, 2016 ×
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Swimming and sun available in and around the KMC

by Thomas Warner Contributing writer

The weather will be hot for an undetermined amount of time, so here are a handful of ways to beat the heat while spending quality time with family and friends.

July 7, 2016 ×
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Explore Germany’s National Parks

by Ashley Dobson Contributing writer

Germany has a great deal of fascinating cities to explore, but you are missing out on some of the country’s most awe-inspiring sights if you don’t venture out into the wild.

July 7, 2016 ×
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Give yourself the royal treatment this summer

by Ashley Dobson Contributing writer

It’s no secret the German landscape is covered in castles, but did you know, many of those unique castles are available to rent and stay in for a weekend trip or a weeklong vacation.

July 7, 2016 ×
The beautiful skyline of Valletta, the capital of Malta.

Visiting fascinating, beautiful Malta

Story and photos by Emily McCormick
Contributing Writer

My husband and I weren’t quite sure what to expect when we escaped the dreary Kaiserslautern weather for a week in the sunshine of Malta. It seemed like a remote and romantic place, with its history of pirates and knights, invaders and heroes, shipwrecks, sieges and battles.

April 14, 2016 ×

Experience everything the Black Forest has to offer

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

My family and I have been living in Kaiserslautern for almost three years. We have taken countless day trips and overnight trips, and we have had the privilege of visiting 12 different countries. There is one place on our list, however, that we still haven’t visited. It is only a couple hours away and has picturesque villages and scenery with an abundance of things to see and do all year round. So many of our friends have raved about all the things they have seen and done here, yet we have not been. What have we been waiting for? It’s time to visit the Black Forest.

March 24, 2016 ×