Category Archives: 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

Trip to Athens, Greece: 5 pros and cons

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most wonderful places you will ever visit — if only for the temples and nothing else — is Athens.   I have always wanted to go, since I was little, for many reasons. The Olympic Games were held there. Plus, I am a…

January 5th, 2017 Travel

Local slopes to try this snow season

By Johanna Lohwasser, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Alps offer plenty of wonderful ski and snowboard regions and perfect slopes for everyone who loves the great outdoors and enjoys a good ride. Home to more than 120 ski areas, Bavaria offers something for everyone, and there…

December 8th, 2016 News, Travel

5 easy ways Single Soldiers can get out, explore this month

By Jesse Lopez, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The holiday season has officially begun in Germany, and your dose of winter cheer is just a short ride away.   Experiencing a bit of cabin or barracks fever? Expand your footprint. Break out of the routine. Explore…

December 1st, 2016 News, Travel

Falkenberg Castle: 1000 years of emotional history

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Tons of castles are scattered across Germany, but the Falkenberg Castle is unique. With stones constructions over 1,000 years old, the castle is designed to withstand attacks.   This massive example of architecture is just a half hour ride from Grafenwoehr. Over the decades it has been…

November 30th, 2016 Travel

Bathe in beer in the Czech Republic

  By Molly Hayden, USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   CHODOVA PLANA, Czech Republic — While German culture is bathed in mores of beer, their neighbors to the east have taken it one step further — by literally bathing themselves in beer.   Tucked away in the Bohemian town of Chodova…

October 12th, 2016 Travel

Athens: A modern day glimpse at ancient history

  ATHENS, Greece — Influences of American and European culture as we know it started centuries ago with toga-clad Greeks as they meddled in mathematics, dabbled in democracy and flirted with philosophy, creating an unprecedented civilization.   Advances to the technological age could not have happened without our neighbors to…

September 26th, 2016 Travel

Mallorca: Chill out and tap into the collective mood of nonchalance

  Mallorca, about the size of Rhode Island, is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago situated off the east coast of Spain, graced with warm Mediterranean sunshine and tempered by cool ocean breezes. Its landscape — ranging from limestone caves to gnarled moonscape all the way back to white…

July 18th, 2016 Travel

Prague a city of architecture and epicurean delight

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — If you haven’t been drawn into the bustling city of Prague yet, get ready to be mesmerized by the elaborate architecture.   Although the city can be touristy at times, it still maintains its charm and romantic appearance. With architecture that varies…

May 3rd, 2016 Travel