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A New Travel Resource at Trippy

I know that there are a ton of travel sites vying for your attention and the last thing you need is another place to check, but I’m going to through one into the mix anyway because it’s now one of my favorite go-to sites and I honestly like it and the people who started it. […]

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More Resources Online: Blogs and Facebook

Back in the dark ages, there was nothing out there about GK.  Now, there are more blogs, facebook pages, and tweets that I can keep track of! What a wonderful thing! Newcomer Amanda Robbins has written two new blogs about her experiences. The first,, documents her move to GK.  It’s detailed, it’s recent, and […]

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Summer Fun and Wine Festivals

Did you know that Stars and Stripes has a Europe blog packed with great information about traveling in Europe??? Check it out: So… here are a couple of my favorite recent entries:   Interesting Theme Parks London Tombs, Serial Killers, Giant Tongues, and Iron works… Oh my! And… from Stars and Stripes itself: Wine […]

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AFV Club! (Armed Forces Vacation)

I cannot believe that I am just now hearing about this… really.  Lived in Germany for 3+ years with no clue.   So, if you are as clueless as I was, listen up!  There are some amazing places out there that are affordable for military families!  Great, huh?  Check it out! It’s called The Armed Forces […]

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Belgian Trains

The Belgian train system is fairly reliable and very easy to navigate including the English version of its website where you can book tickets in and out of Belgium from train stations in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. The site takes VISA, so you can book your ticket, pay for it, then take […]

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Travel Website!

All in German, but you can enter specifics or generalities to find trip deals including hotels.

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Travel Website! SpottedByLocals

If you’re heading to one of these cities below, the website below can be a fun additional resource. Some of my best trips were ones where I’d planned in suggestions by locals in with the major tourist stuff. It gives the trip a bit more realism. Like you’ve seen the city itself and not just […]

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Taxi Service

Once in a while we need a taxi to take us to/from the airport. A group of 6 of us flew out of the Dusseldorf/Weeze airport last November and used Taxi for you. They picked us up in Gillrath in a large van and got us there, the came and picked us up the night […]

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FREE Guide to Eurail Passes

Reader Contribution… The following are links from an email that came from Rick Steve’s mailing list to a blog reader. The great thing here is the free copy of “Rick’s Guide to Eurail Passes” that is immensely helpful in planning train travel, but check out his website or even sign up for your own newsletter […]

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Dutch Trains

Amazing!! Wish I would have known about this 2 years ago!!! Taking the train in The Netherlands is relatively cheap and very easy. I took the train from Sittard to Amsterdam for the day and it was perfect! Parking: Train stations have some sort of parking available. Many have Park and Ride garages nearby. In […]

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