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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September Festivals Around Spangdahlem, Germany

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Another busy month here in Germany for festivals! I’m excited to share September festivals around Spangdahlem with you! We had a great time checking out the August Festivals. There are actually quite a few more festivals this month too! 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 [Read more...]

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Mosel Ballon Fiesta 2014

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After our trip to the Wittlich Pig Fest we decided to go check out the Mosel Ballon Fiesta in Föhren, Germany. It’s a hot air balloon festival with 80 balloon! Unfortunately for us weather in Europe can be persnickety and it was not cooperating on Saturday when we went. However with that being said we’ve learned a few things to make next year’s experience better, so I wanted to share because I think [Read more...]

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Wittlich Pig Festival 2014

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Remember that list of festivals going on around the area that I recently posted? We had several on our list to go see including the Wittlich Pig Festival or  Säubrennerkirmes. We wanted to see what the all the ‘hype’ was about and try the pork sandwiches. There was also a small arts & crafts market & parade that were taking place on Saturday when we went.

Wittlich Pig Fest 2014 | World Traveling Military Family

The Pig Fest runs Friday through [Read more...]

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Burg Schönecken – Schönecken, Germany

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Burg Schönecken (also Burg Schonecken) located is Shönecken, Germany is castle ruins that loom over this small village town. It’s a great place to see some ruins and a great overview of the village.

Burg Schonecken | World Traveling Military Family

It’s also an ideal place to see ruins if you have family visiting or little ones who can’t walk far. While the Manderscheid Castle ruins are great they involve a good deal of walking/hiking so are [Read more...]

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August Festivals Around Spangdahlem, Germany

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It seems like the next few months are busy months here in Germany for festivals! There are so many August festivals around Spangdahlem, Germany. We are excited to start checking them out, we arrived last year at the end of Nov in time for the Christmas festivals but missed all the fall ones. Since there are so many I have decided I’ll do a monthly post with festivals around the local area (generally [Read more...]

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