Diary of Slovenia: Day 1

German Countryside on www.MilliGFunk.com

We left our house in Germany this morning at around 8:00 a.m. Once the dogs were settled in at the kennel, we hit the highway for Slovenia, expecting a six-hour travel day. The German Autobahn is famous for high-speed driving. It’s traffic jams, which are called “Staus” in German, are … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: German Beer Truck

Bier Post Beer Truck at Thurn & Taxes Market in Regensburg Germany on www.MilliGFunk.com

I fell in love with this antique beer truck (complete with taps on the side) at the Thurn & Taxis Palace Christmas Market in #Regensburg #Germany this year. We went last weekend on a date (22 weeks pregnant in this bump pic), and it was a really good time! #travel … Continue reading

My Very First Day as an Expat

Melissa's Very First Day as an Expat in Taiwan from www.MilliGFunk.com

  Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on September 1, 2006. We’ve been in Taipei for 24 hours now. Here are my first impressions: First, no one seems at all affected by me. I’m one of the only Caucasians I’ve seen all day (a total … Continue reading

This Itinerary Can Help You Plan 9 Awesome Days in Spain

Visiting Bodegas Francisco Gomez on www.MilliGFunk.com

When we planned our Spain itinerary for our summer vacation, I was surprised by how little information there was online, in English, about visiting Spanish wine country and beaches. When we traveled to Spain, we wanted to mix our time between wine tasting in the Utiel-Requena region and relaxing on … Continue reading

Chasing the Aurora in Tromso, Norway

Aurora Borealis in Tromso, Norway via MilliGFunk.com

Seeing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. When Nick told me he thought we should travel to Norway in January to see them, I nearly died. I still can’t believe we went there, or that we saw … Continue reading

A Mountaintop Monastery with Monk’s Beer & a Christmas Market!

If you’re looking for a truly unique Christmas market experience, and especially if you like trying beer when you travel, you should put the Kreuzberg Monastery on your Christmas must-see list. Their Christmas market, called the Adventsmarkt im Kloster Kreuzberg, is only held for one weekend each year, so don’t miss … Continue reading

The Many Smaller Christmas Markets of Cologne

The Many Christmas Markets of Cologne via MilliGFunk.com

Below the enormous, gothic Cologne Cathedral lies a city that’s known for its Kolsch beer and its location on the Rhine River. Cologne is a cultural hub for the region, boasting music performances, museums, and other attractions as well as countless great restaurants and Biergartens. At Christmas time, though, it’s easy … Continue reading

The Advent Market at Legenfeld Castle in Burglegenfeld

Advent Market at the Legenfeld Castle

For  two days only, the castle (Burg) in the town of Burglegenfeld holds an advent and art market. If you live nearby, you’ve probably seen the castle, which sits high on the hill in the middle of town. What you might not know (I definitely didn’t) is that the Castle … Continue reading

Flaming Coffee, American Donuts, and More at the Rudesheim Christmas Market

The Rudesheim Christmas Market on MilliGFunk.com

Of the 15 or 20 Christmas Markets we’ve visited in Europe, the Christmas Market in Rudesheim, Germany, is one of our absolute favorites. The town of Rudesheim is hilly and quaint, situated directly on the Rhine River. The area is known for Riesling production, so in the summer months you’ll … Continue reading

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

Reasons to Rethink Your Data Plan in Germany

#170252424 / gettyimages.com   When my husband and I PCSed to Germany, it gave us the chance to rethink a few things, including how we spent both our money and our time. We had exciting new travel opportunities, a new baby, and we were living for the first time on … Continue reading

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