Category: Northern Europe

Cannes in the French Riviera – Star Gazing at the International Film Festival & Visting the Medieval Village of St. Paul

In a city that is most famous for its annual international film festival, make no mistake about it, you are in the middle of the French Riviera!  In French, the Côte d'Azur (literally meaning the Azure Coast) or in English, referred to as the "French Riviera" it is easy to see the reference to "Azure" which ...

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We Have An Announcement – We Are Featured by Multicoolty.com

One of the best things about having this travel blog to share our experiences living in another country and traveling the world, I have met some wonderful people and organizations.  Recently, Amanda & I were interviewed and featured by a terrific website, Multicoolty.com.  Our interview, and the website's mission in general, is to share experiences ...

Keukenhof Gardens of Holland – Picking the Perfect Time of Year to See Millions of Flowers in Bloom

When we moved to Germany, thanks to reading a fellow Travel Blogger's site, I learned about this place that I knew my wife would absolutely love to visit!! Imagine....7 million spring, flowering bulbs spread out over 500 acres of gardens that come in full bloom during an 8-week period. And, if timed just right, you ...

Find Out the Fast Food Differences in Germany Compared to the US

One of the best or worst things about America, depending on your viewpoint, is the prevalence of so many fast food places in even the smallest of towns.  From the chain places like McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc. to local burger or pizza places, America does not lack for easily finding fast food. In ...

Find Out the Differences between American vs German Homes: it’s where the heart is.

For anyone who has traveled around the US, you have seen many styles and sizes of homes, primarily built from wood or brick materials. And, unless it was a custom-built home, most homes in American subdivisions tend to be very "cookie cutter" homes with only slight differences in appearance. Visiting and living in Germany, sprawling ...

Find Out the 25 Things Only an American Expat in Germany Can Truly Understand

Okay, so it has been two years since we moved from the US to Germany. Before we moved, we took German lessons, researched the area online, made some early visits to find a place to live, & talked to fellow German colleagues living in the States as well as American colleagues who had already moved ...