A Beautiful Pumpkin Patch that’s an Easy Drive from Hohenfels

MilliGFunk's Beautiful Family at Jerrys Pumpkin Patch

Every fall, American families living in Hohenfels, Grafenwoer, and Vilseck go to their local expat Facebook groups to ask, “where can we go pumpkin picking in Germany?” Friends, I’m here to let you in on a Bavarian expat secret: Jerry’s Pumpkin Patch. Jerry’s Pumpkin Patch is a beautiful pumpkin patch … Continue reading

Have You Been to the Wonderful Nuremberg Zoo?

MilliGFunk & Small Shaw at the Nuremberg Zoo

Have you been the wonderful Nuremberg Zoo? We have, and we had a great time! From free-range monkeys to curious penguins to free parking, this post will give you the run-down on what to expect on your own family’s trip to the Nuremberg Zoo. Parking at the Zoo First things … Continue reading

Five Free Ways to Learn German While Stationed in Germany

5 Ways to Learn German While Stationed Overseas MilliGFunk

Living overseas can be intimidating, but knowing basic words and phrases in your host nation’s language can help you feel more confident about exploring your new home. When we moved to Germany, I wasn’t sure where I could take German lessons, and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on … Continue reading

The Good News & The Bad News About the #Come2Germany Contest

Vote for MilliGFunk to #Come2Germany

Today I have some good news and some bad news to share with you. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been competing for a chance to win a week of paid travel through Germany as part of the Germany National Tourism Office’s #Come2Germany campaign. It’s been an incredible experience, … Continue reading

Where Can I Buy Balloons and Helium in Germany?

Where Can I Buy Helium and Balloons in Germany?

  View image | gettyimages.com  If your kiddo’s birthday is coming up, you probably want balloons for the party. If you’re asking yourself, “Where can I buy balloons and helium in Germany?” keep reading! Language Barriers — or Lack Thereof First, let’s talk about the language barrier — or lack thereof. Helium … Continue reading

Registering My Business in Germany


If you live overseas and operate a business, you’ll probably need to register your business in your host country and pay host nation taxes. This process is one that I’ve recently started, so I thought I’d share it with you here on MilliGFunk.com. In order to legally operate as a … Continue reading

Budgeting for Hotel Stays & Meals When You PCS to Germany


I recently had the opportunity to guest post on the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)’s blog. The series is seven posts long, and covers a variety of aspects of budgeting for your family’s PCS to Germany. I hope you’ll check out the entire series, but that you’ll also read, share, … Continue reading

Budgeting for Passports and Licenses When You PCS to Germany


Moving overseas with the military means that you have to consider things that aren’t part of a domestic PCS. Because OCONUS PCSs can get expensive, the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) invited me to do a series of guest posts for their blog on budgeting for a PCS to Germany. The series broken out … Continue reading

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