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

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

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

Will You Help? A Once-in-a-Lifetime International Ambassadorship

#Come2Germany Ambassador

I’m in the runnings to become an official social media ambassador for the German National Tourism Office, so I decided to start an Instagram campaign called ‪#‎29Reasons‬ to‪#‎Come2Germany‬ to remind you to cast your votes, and to inspire you to visit this beautiful country I get to call home! Each day … Continue reading

Where Can I Buy Balloons and Helium in Germany?

Where Can I Buy Helium and Balloons in Germany?

  View image |  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

Family Training Days for the Regensburg Half Marathon


Training for a half marathon as a new mom took longer than I’d hoped. Before having our daughter, I’d run enough distance events that it was part of my lifestyle and my routine. I thought I’d jump back into running immediately after Small Shaw was born, but when she started struggling … Continue reading

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