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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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Budget-friendly trips everyone can enjoy

by Katie F. Boltuch Contributing writer

One of the biggest concerns when planning any kind of trip is money. A 2013 CNN Global Tourism survey found that nearly 60 percent of people decide vacation destinations and activities based on price. Traveling can be expensive whether you’re single, attached or bringing the whole family. If you’re looking for a few unexpected locations that’ll give you a great vacation at minimal expense, the following five destinations might be just what you’re looking for.

March 24, 2016 ×

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5 destinations in Germany you don’t want to miss

by Megan Finley, Contributing writer

Spring is here. There is not a more perfect time to start enjoying the history, culture and natural beauty Germany has to offer. With its quaint historic towns, exciting cities, peaceful forests and breathtaking mountains, visitors may experience a hard time choosing where to visit. To help make the choice a little easier, I have outlined the top five destinations you do not want to overlook!

March 24, 2016 ×

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Munich: one of Europe’s great cities

by Karl Weisel U.S Army Garrison Wiesbaden Marketing Office

Some Americans on whirlwind tours of Europe make it a point to visit the classic cities such as Rome, Paris and London while stationed in Europe. But many overlook one of the truly great cities not so far from home — Munich. Bavaria’s capital may have a reputation as home […]

August 21, 2015 ×