Technik Museum Speyer, Germany

Technik Museum Speyer, Germany | World Traveling Military Family

When I heard that Technik Museum Speyer, which is in Speyer, Germany had slides coming down from some of the display planes I wanted to go check it out on our weekend trip in Stuttgart. While the displays were neat and they had some interesting stuff we found that it is overpriced and the most fun was found at the playground outside the museum. However if you have someone in your family who is really [Read more...]

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Rhine Falls – Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Rhine Falls in Switzerland | World Traveling Military Family

Since we were going to be so close to the Switzerland border I had to plan for us to go see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland ! This was our 11th country we have visited so far! It was 50 minutes from Monkey Mountain in Salem, Germany (LINK). It is also Europe’s largest plain waterfall. I have to say that since we lived in Iceland for 2 years we haven’t generally been impressed by [Read more...]

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Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Exhibition 2014 – Ludwigsburg, Germany

Lugwigsburg Pumpkin Exhibition 2014 | World Traveling Military Family

The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Exhibition at the Blooming Baroque (Blühenden Barock) in Ludwigsburg, Germany is said to be the world’s largest pumpkin event, there are over 400,000 pumpkins used! It runs from the beginning of October to the start of November. For 2014 it is open Oct. 5th – Nov. 2nd. So if you haven’t visited yet you still have time.

Some have called it a pumpkin festival, but as far as [Read more...]

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Map DIY Projects

Map DIY Projects | World Traveling Military Family
I have been on a huge map kick lately and have been using them for several projects! It’s been so much fun! So if your looking for some ideas for how to use map for crafts for DIY projects here are a few ways that I’ve used them.

Map DIY Projects | World Traveling Military Family

I took a lamp that I had with a shade that was messed up and recovered the shade using a map. It was a bit tricky trying to get the map cut out to fit right around the [Read more...]

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German Dishwasher – Just Add Salt!

German Dishwasher - Just Add Salt! | World Traveling Military Familly

Did you know that your German dishwasher needs salt?! I had NO clue! Seriously we have lived in our house for 7 months and I just realized this! Sure I’ve heard others talk about putting salt in their dishwasher, but I guess I just thought it didn’t apply to mine!

Your first clue that you may need to add salt is that your dishes may not be drying well. I just chalked it up to living in Germany and [Read more...]

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Hitscherhof Pumpkin Festival 2014 – Massweiler, Germany

Hitscherhof Pumpkin Festival | World Traveling Military Family

We were so excited to check out our first fall festival in Germany! We went to Hitscherhof Pumpkin Festival in Maßweiler, Germany. Ok so they call it the Hitscherhof Farm Festival but all the Americans call it a pumpkin festival. It is about 1.5 hours drive from Spangdahlem, but worth the drive for some great family fun! We also paired this with Burg Trifles as you know I have a hard time doing ‘just’ [Read more...]

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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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