Taking Your Child to College From Overseas

Taking Your Child to College From Overseas | World Traveling Military Family

Taking your child to college from overseas can be be an intimidating and overwhelming process. While we love living overseas I can’t say that we loved the though of having to take our 17 year old back to the States and drop him off while we flew back to another country. There was also very little information online that I could find about it as well. I will say that the process went smoothly and [Read more...]

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October Festivals Around Spangdahlem, Germany

October Festivals Around Spangdahlem | World Traveling Military Family

October brings fall and with that the start of some fall festivals in Germany ! I’m excited to share October festivals around Spangdahlem with you! We had a great time checking out the August Festivals & September Festivals. Again these are generally no more than 3 hours away, although I may throw in one or two further away ones if I think that they are something to consider.

There are festivals [Read more...]

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Understanding the ESSO Gas Card – Military Living in Germany

Understanding the ESSO gas card in Germany

Understanding the ESSO gas card can be intimidating and overwhelming for newcomers or those due to PCS to Spangdahlem. For those of you who don’t know what an ESSO gas card is living in Germany as a military family requires you to use an ESSO gas card, so that you do not have to pay German economy prices. Before we arrived I worried about not having enough gas rations each month and having to pay [Read more...]

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Raines Reunion – A Spangdahlem Airmans Surprise Homecoming

Spangdahlem Airman's Surprise Homecoming | World Traveling Military Family

Today I have a guest post from Amanda, a local Spangdahlem photographer, sharing a surprise homecoming story of an Spangdahlem AB military family! I just the image of Scott in the above photo with his unsuspecting family in the foreground!

*Disclaimer – please note that the real names of the family have not been used in this story.

One of the bittersweet aspects of military life is deployment. [Read more...]

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Historisches Burgenfest – Manderscheid, Germany

Historisches-Burgenfest-Manderscheid | World Traveling Military Family

Historisches Burgenfest in Manderscheid, Germany is the closest medieval festival to Spangdahlem AB. It takes place among the two Mandersheid Castles that we have visited. We heard about it shortly after we arrived in Nov of 2013 so it was on the top of the list to check out this August. If your wanting to go next year they’ve already updated the website with the dates for August of 2015.

Let me [Read more...]

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Thomas Phillips – Germany Shopping

Thomas Phillips - Bitburg, Germany | World Traveling Military Family

Thomas Philips is a great find here in Bitburg, Germany for shopping! A friend described it to me as ‘like a Ross but a more unorganized’ LOL! I agree it is like a Ross with lower cost items and without the clothing. They have a few items like socks, leggings, but generally not much clothing.

Thomas Phillips - Bitburg, Germany | World Traveling Military Family

When you first enter you walk into what I call the Household good section. Here you’ll find glasses, kitchen [Read more...]

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Auchan Market – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Auchan Market in Luxembourg | World Traveling Military Family

During our recent trip to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg we decided to check out the Auchan Market and mall. We heard it is the French version of Walmart. While it did have a ton of stuff, it sure didn’t have the Walmart prices we are used to ;)

Auchan Market in Luxembourg | World Traveling Military Family

There is a parking garage conveniently located under the mall, the parking is free for the first 3 hours. You can get a shopping cart in the garage and take [Read more...]

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PCSing To Spangdahlem AB Checklist

PSCing to Spangdahlem AB Checklist | World Traveling Military Family

Are you PCSing to Spangdahlem AB soon? If so I’ve made a handy PSCing to Spangdahlem AB Checklist so that you can make sure that your ready and have everything set up! Really this list would work for any Overseas PCS, you’d just need to fill in your base lodging your PCSing to, and check the driver’s license & pet requirements.

Checklist:

Medical Clearance completed by all family members. I [Read more...]

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Luxembourg American Military Cemetery – Luxembourg City

Luxembourg American Military Cemetery | World Traveling Military Family

On our way to the Bock Casemates we decided to stop and see the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg City. A great way to fit a little American history into the day as well.

Luxembourg American Military Cemetery | World Traveling Military Family

As soon as you start to get close you’ll see signs for the cemetery. There is a large parking lot, the parking is free.

Luxembourg American Military Cemetery | World Traveling Military Family

The entrance can be found by locating the blue gates with the golden wreaths, these [Read more...]

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Bock Casemates – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates - Luxembourg | World Traveling Military Family

The Bock Casemates in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are the longest casemates in the world so of course they were on our ‘to see’ list! They are also listed in the day trips in the front of the Panther Paws so we needed it to help complete that list as well.

Bock Casemates - Luxembourg | World Traveling Military Family

There are actually two sets of casemates in Luxembourg City, the Bock Casemates and the Pétrusse [Read more...]

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