The Unknown Ghosts of New Bern, NC

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The cooler weather, talks of Halloween, and historical places often lead to stories featuring ghosts. If you're stationed at Camp Lejeune, you're...

Living Like a Local: 9 Best Brunch Spots Near Camp Pendleton

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If you use brunch as a socially acceptable excuse for day drinking (we’re not judging!), think brunch without champagne is just a...

Living Like a Local: 5 Things to Know About Randolph AFB

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Randolph Air Force Base (AFB) is the smaller of the two Air Force Bases in Military City, USA (San Antonio, TX). The...

7 Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops in the South Puget Sound

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If there’s one thing moms dream of, it’s the ability to sit and chat with a friend over a cup of coffee...

Living Like a Local: Everything You Need to Know about Kirtland...

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Upon hearing that your spouse will be stationed at Kirtland Airforce Base, your first question may be "Where is that?!" Don't get...

Living Like a Local: Camp Lejeune

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Welcome to Actionville — so named for the overwhelming number of newly enlisted, super-motivated Marines who are fueled almost exclusively by Monster and deeply rooted...

Living Like a Local: 6 Kid-Friendly Camp Pendleton Coffee Spots

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If you’re like us, a trip to the local coffeehouse is like a mini-vacation. But if you’re a parent, just the thought...

Visit Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston, NC

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"There's nothing to do here," is a familiar sentiment heard when describing Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. But, there are plenty of things to do —...

Living Like a Local: 11 Kid-Friendly Restaurants Near Camp Pendleton

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North County, San Diego is full of amazing authentic eats, but how do you know which restaurants are suitable for kids? We’ve...

Living Like a Local: Patrick Air Force Base

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If your service member gets orders to Patrick Air Force Base or Cape Canaveral, consider yourself lucky and go buy a lottery...

Living Like a Local: Fort Meade

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Like most duty stations, you’re going to find military spouses who love and hate the Fort Meade area. As you know by now, each...

Living Like a Local: MCB Camp Pendleton

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Congratulations! You've arrived at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the land of palm trees and taco trucks. After you catch your breath from sticker...

Living Like a Local: Birthing Options for Military Spouses around San...

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This post is sponsored by Best Start Birth Center in San Diego, California. If you are a...

Living Like a Local: Naval Base Kitsap

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While the famous Seattle skyline lies just across the water from Naval Base Kitsap, and the bustling Emerald City is only a ferry ride...

PCSing to Paradise: Moving to Hawaii

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You thought, discussed, lost sleep, thought some more, and, finally, the wishlist is in. You're cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to PCS to paradise. Then, surprise!...

Bringing History to Life: Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC

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New Bern is a small town with tons of charm! As the original capital of North Carolina, there is an abundance of well-preserved history,...

Living Like a Local: Fort Huachuca

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There are a number of places you can be stationed as an Army family that send shivers up and down your spine. Fort Drum,...

Living Like A Local: MCAS Cherry Point

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Welcome to Eastern North Carolina! Here you can expect relatively mild winters, humid summers, mosquitoes by the masses, friendly people ready to help, and...

How to Ride a Japanese Local Train with Live Iwakuni

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If there is one thing military spouses just can't get enough of, it's acronyms. Cricket chirp...cricket chirp — OK, OK, we kid. Acronymns are the worst. But,...

Living Like a Local: Fort Gordon, Georgia

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Fort Gordon, Georgia is nestled in the beautiful land of peaches, college football, and golf. For some, it’s a dream duty station, for others...

Living Like a Local: Fort Bragg, NC

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Fort Bragg in North Carolina is a popular duty station for those in the Army, though you might hear a heavy gasp when you...

Shopping the Konbini Store (Japanese Convenience Store) with Live Iwakuni

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When you're living in Japan, certain things are just...harder. You'll use Google Translate (with only moderate success) more than your shopping list at the...

Northern Virginia Winter Bucket List

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Virginia is a bounty of history as the birthplace of our forefathers. It's also full of fun and festivities during the holiday season. With...

SoCal Winter Bucket List

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There is so much to see in Southern California any time of year — and during the holiday season of November and December, there are...

Live Iwakuni Presents: Japanese Shopping Essentials

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Shopping in a foreign country is a little bit extra sometimes — just like guac at Subway. But, even if you're the most dedicated of...

Living Like a Local: NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field

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Warm, emerald green waters lap at your ankles as your feet burrow deeper into the white sand. Sandpipers dare to inch their way closer...

Living Like a Local: Wiesbaden, Germany

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Getting orders to Germany is quickly accompanied by a rush of emotions, ranging from joy to fear. It’s overwhelming thinking about spending three years...

Living Like A Local: Date Night at Liberty Station

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San Diego is a dream duty station for those who enjoy exploring and being active in its near-perfect weather. While there is no shortage...

Ghosts Aboard the USS Lexington

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A big part of living like a local in any military community is knowing the local legends — proven or otherwise. Climbing aboard the...

Living Like a Local: The Perfect Kid’s Day at Liberty Station...

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If you have been stationed in San Diego or one of the surrounding locations, you will find that there is no shortage of things...

Pumpkin Patches near Military Installations

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It's prime pumpkin patch time! As fall rolls around each year — and you roll into your first fall at a new installation — you start...

5 Ways to Unlock an Adventurous Life in Quantico, VA

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As a bucket-list-crossing, hiking-stick-adventuring, native-Texan learning to adapt to various places of residence, I was pleasantly surprised by our Quantico adventure. Upon arrival with our...

Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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When you think of Southern food, you probably immediately think fried. While you certainly would be correct about that, there are also some interesting...

Living Like a Local: Monterey, CA

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Tell any military spouse you’re California-bound and you’ll get replies that mimic a game of Scategories: 29 Palms — San Diego — Miramar! When...

Living Like a Local: MCAS Iwakuni

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Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni isn’t quite the island oasis of Okinawa, and, unlike bases near Tokyo, it doesn’t have the feel of...

Living Like a Local: NAS Corpus Christi

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Yippee-kai-yay, military mama, you’re going to NAS Corpus Christi in the great state! You might start your PCS prep by checking your WTForecast app to see what...