Win an Authentic German Oktoberfest Goodie Box!

Oktoberfest Giveaway from MilliGFunk

Germans work hard, but they also know how to relax and have a good time. That’s evidenced by the huge number of festivals, or “fests,” held throughout the year all across the country in Germany. It seems like as soon as one fest season ends, it’s time for a new … Continue reading

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

A Friendly Stay at the Quaint Hotel La Villa in Requena, Spain

MilliGFunk Relaxing at the Restaurant Hotel la Villa Requena

Our trip to Spain started in Requena: a medium-sized town in the Utiel-Requena wine region just 40 miles or so west of the Valencia airport. The population of Requena is around 20,000 people, and there are just a handful of hotels to choose from. We had a friendly stay at the … Continue reading

5 Things to Know About Arenal Beach, Spain

We took a family vacation to Mediterranean Spain in the summer of 2015. We dedicated part of our trip to inland wine and cultural travel and part of it to time on the Mediterranean Sea. Our beach days were spent in Javea/Xabia. We had a great time, and we learned … Continue reading

How to Plan a Visit to The Castle of Villena

How-to-Plan-a-Visit-to-the-Castle-of-Villena MilliGFunk.com

If you’ll be traveling near Villena, Spain, you might want to visit the Villena Castle (also called the Castle of the Atalaya). Unfortunately, unless you speak Spanish, you might have a hard time finding detailed information about the castle online. I’m here to help. 😉 I can’t tell you what … 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

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