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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Ways to Unlock an Adventurous Life in Quantico, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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