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: 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...

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: 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,...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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,...