Category Archives: Travel


Summer, sun & beaches: A guide to Germany’s sandy jewels

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tired of traveling to tourist hot spots like Italy, Spain or Greece? Then spend your summer vacation at Germany’s finest beaches.   Wait … Germany has beaches?   While the south of Germany is known for its medieval towns and romantic lake fronts, Germany’s north offers some…

June 8th, 2018 News, Travel

Baseball brings spectators together in Germany

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The “Buchbinder Legionäre,” right now one of the biggest baseball organizations in Germany, have played at the Armin-Wolf-Baseball-Arena in Regensburg since 1998.      The arena is located in the east part of Regensburg and has a capacity of 2,500 spectators. They hosted the 2009 Baseball…

May 9th, 2018 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

May Day: Witches will fly and pranks will rise

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Welcoming spring with bonfires and dances while banishing demons and evil spirits – this is how much of Germany celebrates witches night, or ‘Hexennacht,” April 30 every year.   On this night, the old legends say witches meet the devil at the sacred mountain Brocken before…

April 23rd, 2018 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Take a Hike!

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Now is the perfect time to get outside. Whether you want to improve your fitness level or take a stroll with the family, below is a list of nature hikes to suit everyone.   Weissenstein Burgrine in Stienwald – Kalvarienbergstrasse 42, 95679 Waldersdorf. This hike is…

April 15th, 2018 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Take your accidental trip to Lisbon now

  LISBON — Europe has a charming way of dropping you off in places you least expect. At least this was my experience when visiting a friend in Hamburg who bought me tickets to Lisbon while I was napping. Two things to note: true friendship comes in many forms and…

October 27th, 2017 Travel

German roadside assistance: Understanding ADAC

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — ADAC is an automobile club in Germany that provides roadside assistance to its members, and during warmer months the club opens a booth at the garrison here to provide newcomers with information.   For the past several years, Thomas Ullrich, the ADAC adviser to the military,…

September 19th, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Discover a beautiful nature trail just outside of Vilseck

  VILSECK, Germany — Tucked away in the woods between Freihung and Vilseck is a family hiking gem called the Beaver Nature Trail, or Biberlehrpfad.   This 1.8 mile long trail is a mix of gravel road and hiking path, leading you through verdant forests, open fields and wetlands before…

July 18th, 2017 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, Travel

Top 3 places to see around London

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — London is a must-see for many world travelers. Apart from its beautiful architecture, history, museums and entertainment, however, London also has other equally interesting sites a short drive away.   If you are planning a trip, consider adding these three nearby sites to your itinerary.  …

February 23rd, 2017 Travel

BCSC president’s top 24 travel sites in Europe

  It’s the “hidden gems,” Jan Meert said — referring to lesser known travel sites off the beaten tourist path — that can really make the European living experience so much richer.   Meert became the president of Bavaria Community and Spouses Club, an organization open to the whole Bavarian…

February 22nd, 2017 Travel

6 easy-to-follow tips for traveling with children

Hello there travelers.   I want to talk about something I didn’t think I would ever be able to do alone: travel with my two and a half year-old son. Every parent knows how difficult that age can be. But I did it! On a budget, too.   Living in…

January 23rd, 2017 Health & Lifestyle, Travel