Metz is about an hour away from Ramstein and a great introduction to France’s cuisine and culture. Head there by car or join one of the USO’s tours to the city.
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Prague is the capital of, and largest city in, the Czech Republic. Although many of us who PCS to Germany don’t necessarily have it on our list of places to see, this Bohemian city will steal your heart if you make the trip.
No one wants to think there could be a medical emergency when they’re on vacation or traveling to visit friends or relatives. But the reality is, some people on vacation end up in European hospitals or require outpatient care on the local economy.
Each year, active duty and Reserve service members, as well as retirees and dependents, use Space Available as a viable option to commercial travel.
Visiting the provence and the French city of Avignon is like experiencing a time warp. Founded on hundreds of years of history, the entire region reflects its ancient heritage through its architecture and culture. One could say it’s a true “Roman holiday.”
With the arrival of spring comes the long awaited opening of the Keukenhof gardens. Located in Lisse, the Netherlands, Keukenhof gardens welcome more than 800,000 visitors from around the world each year.
For information about self-harvesting fields nearby and festivals throughout Germany and Italy, read more.
Just across the border in France lies a tiny region called Alsace that almost feels German: half-timbered houses, rolling hills, a strong wine culture, small villages and words you might recognize.
Even poet Goethe felt what most of us do when spring brings rain and chilly weather: Let’s go somewhere nice! Centuries ago, the inhabitants of Northern Europe were drawn to warmer, nicer, more pleasant locations at this time of year.