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

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

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

Living Like A Local: Date Night at Liberty Station

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...

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

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...

Living Like a Local: MCB Camp Pendleton

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: Everything You Need to Know about Kirtland...

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: MCAS Iwakuni

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: 5 Can’t-Miss Camp Pendleton Parks

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

Live Iwakuni Presents: Japanese Shopping Essentials

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...

Pumpkin Patches near Military Installations

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...

Living Like a Local: NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field

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

SoCal Winter Bucket List

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

Living Like A Local: MCAS Cherry Point

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

Living Like a Local: Fort Meade

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...

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

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,...

Ghosts Aboard the USS Lexington

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

7 Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops in the South Puget Sound

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

How to Ride a Japanese Local Train with Live Iwakuni

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: Monterey, CA

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...

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

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...

Visit Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston, NC

"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: Fort Bragg, NC

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

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

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

Where to Live, Eat, and Explore Near MCAS Cherry Point

The chances are, that if you have orders to MCAS Cherry Point, you have probably heard many rumors about it. Cherry Point...

Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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: Naval Base Kitsap

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

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

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

PCSing to Paradise: Moving to Hawaii

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: Camp Lejeune

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...

Back to School: Orders to the Naval Postgraduate School

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

Crash Course In Japanese Culture

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: Fort Gordon, Georgia

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: Patrick Air Force Base

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 Huachuca

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

Northern Virginia Winter Bucket List

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: 5 Things to Know About Randolph AFB

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