The Best Cake on Earth

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One thing I liked growing up in a German family was the “coffee and cake” tradition. In the afternoon, everybody came together to have some coffee (hot chocolate or tea for the kids) and a […]

PCS My Dog to Germany

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PCS Orders, household goods, POV shipping, the military has is all nailed down (mostly…) when moving to Germany. What about Fido? Almost everyday, someone is online asking, “Can I ship my dog to Germany?” The short […]

Kaiserschmarrn!

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If you have a sweet tooth and find yourself in Austria or Southern Germany at some point you have to try Kaiserschmarrn! Straight from the words of Wikipedia: Kaiserschmarren is a light, caramelized pancake made from a sweet […]

Viehscheid! Sorting of the Cows!

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Every year in Germany, thousands of cows are moved up to the high alpine pastures for the summer. They do this for a variety of reasons. There isn’t enough space in the valleys to keep the […]

Adventures in Blind Booking

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One of the best things about living in Germany is the ability to use it as a home-base for traveling.  The biggest problem my husband and I have encountered is deciding where to go first! […]

Mandatory On Post Housing in Stuttgart

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In case you have already found out, a memorandum published in February requires all incoming personnel to the Stuttgart Garrison to live in On Post Army Family Housing (AFH) units. This recent change probably has to […]

Bucket List Adventure: Sleep in an Igloo!

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 At a Glance: Bucket List Adventure Sleep in an Igloo! Information and Reservations: http://www.iglu-dorf.com/en/ and/or  http://www.iglu-dorf.com/en/standorte/zugspitze.htm “I think I’ve figured out where we can sleep in an igloo,” my husband told me one afternoon while […]

Speeding Tickets in Germany

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Getting stationed in Germany is probably one of the best things that can happen in your military career. You get the chance to travel Europe for three years and experience a whole new way of […]

Day Tripping to Triberg

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At a Glance: Easy Day Trip (this would be a great first experience when you move here) Family Friendly Cuckoo Clocks, Waterfalls, the Black Forest Museum, and Cake Bring Small Change (1 and 2 Euro) […]

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