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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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: 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...

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...

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...

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: 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 of getting...

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,...

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: 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,...

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 —...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...