Packing for the Unexpected

When traveling, there is an excellent chance that something will go wrong. This is just how it goes sometimes. It is not always spa...

Navigating Japanese Toll Roads (ETC) with Live Iwakuni

There are some gorgeous, albeit narrow and winding, routes around Japan that get you from point A to point B. If you're in a...

How to Save for Future Family Trips

Winter vacations and summer vacations shout out for celebration for kids — and why not? They truly deserve it, but any outing with the family...

Visiting Tokyo Disneyland

Prepare to be amazed. Tokyo Disneyland is a place where Disney magic and amazing Japanese hospitality collide. In the words of Dash from The...

Disney Military Discounts for 2019

The next time you see us, we’ll be sporting rose-gold ears and a Dole Whip mustache! The Disney Military Discounts have been announced for...

Staying at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo

The military sent you to Japan, and you’re planning your trip to Tokyo — because if you lived in Japan and never visited Tokyo,...

Rural Mexico: Don’t Drink the Water

We landed in Mexico City around lunchtime and made our way to the North Central Bus Station. I speak freshman Spanish, which is almost...

My Life in Ruins: Athens Greece

Welcome to Athens! Athens is a city of amazing history. At one time, it was the artistic and cultural Mecca of the ancient world —...

Airbnb Disasters: When Accomodations are Poor

Throughout our European tour, the children and I have (and will) sleep in many types of accommodations. Some have been great, others have been...

What to Expect on a JSA and DMZ Tour

You sign up for a tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea most likely because you’re curious. It looks...

How to Ride the Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train) with Live Iwakuni

Japan is all about those trains, and the mack daddy of trains in Japan is the Shinkansen (also known by those of us down with...

Doing Disneyland as a Military Family

Disneyland, it's the place where the magic began in 1955. Originally, entrance to the park was free, but you paid for each ride with...

Denmark is for Families

Of all the places in Europe, I think that Denmark must have been pretty low on my list. Copenhagen (the capital) was way up...

Schooling on the Road: What I Packed and What I Should...

As you all have learned by now, we are an avid homeschooling family who has taken to the open globe for a worldschooling experience....

Denmark Legoland Immersion

In Northern Europe, you can find a small village of rural farms that goes by the name of Billund. Billund, Denmark still exists because...

Okuma Resort in Okinawa, Japan

If you are among the lucky few to call Okinawa your home for a few years, you have the advantage of living on a...

From Mainstream Classroom to Worldschooling

When you find out you will be a parent, one of the first things you begin pondering is your child's education. We were just...

See America for Free with a Military Park Pass

Before nearly any patriotic holiday, the phrase “land of the free because of the brave,” starts popping up on your Facebook feed laden with...

Becoming The Wild Bradburys: Adventures with Kids Abroad

When I met my Marine in 2009, I had just returned from a year abroad in Greece, Italy, and Turkey. I fell in love...

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

You’re about to set off on an epic road trip across the states! You’ve got an awesome playlist already streaming through your mind. You’re...

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,...

Keeping Everyone Entertained When You Have Family Visitors

If you’ve ever said something along the lines of, “If I have to go to that damn aquarium one more time…” you might be...