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

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

The Free Animal Park Near Hohenfels that Your Kids Will Love

Small Shaw at the Höllohe Animal Park Near Hohenfels

About: Wildlife park Höllohe is the free animal park near Hohenfels that your kids will love. There are 30 hectacres of paved and gravel paths, penned and field-roaming wildlife, and even flower and herb gardens. Founded in 1989, the park is run by a committee of volunteers. Their website is … Continue reading

10 Beautiful Photos of the Streets of Requena, Spain

Requena Castle via MilliGFunk

It’s fall here in Germany, and as much as I love warm mugs of hot cocoa and colorful leaves falling from the trees, I admit that the cooler weather makes me reminiscent of our last big summer trip in Europe. Take a little  walk with me through these 10 beautiful … Continue reading

A #ThrowbackThursday Post: New Forms of Terrorism

A #ThrowbackThursday post about new forms of terrorism from MilliGFunk.com

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on August 11, 2006. My mom and I had just settled into our hotel in Ohio for the night when we saw the news on CNN about the disrupted attempt to blow up the planes headed from the UK … Continue reading

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 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

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