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...

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...

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 rounded up...

Crash Course In Japanese Culture

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You’re never really quite prepared for the first time you face off against a squatty potty, but a crash course in Japanese culture, customs,...

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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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 - without...

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...

Okinawan Taco Rice

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If you have been stationed in Okinawa, then you are well aware of the foodie phenomenon called taco rice, a culinary culture clash of...

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...

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!...

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 upset to...

10 Best Things to Do in Kansas City with Your Family

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Nestled right in the middle of the country is a gem of a city that offers more than you think with things to do...

Living Like a Local: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Family-Friendly Things to Do

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Welcome to your new duty station, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Or is it actually in Maine? This was one of...

Living Like a Local: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Whether you've recently moved to New Orleans or are just hoping to hit the nation's biggest party, Mardi Gras means more than just booze,...

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: 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: 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 sad breakfast,...

Living Like a Local: 5 Can’t-Miss Camp Pendleton Parks

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Free and Fun. These are high priorities for parents searching for places their kids can burn off that neverending energy. What meets these qualifications...

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 ticket. You...

Family Fun at The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

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Deep in the Smoky Mountains, nestled in the little town of Bryson City, North Carolina is more family fun and fall foliage than you...

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...

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,...

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...

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 new (or new again) mom looking for...

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 city gets...

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,...

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 —...

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: 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...

Back to School: Orders to the Naval Postgraduate School

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Coming off just about any other tour, with all the deployments, crazy hours, and psycho tempo, orders to the Naval Postgraduate School, or NPS,...