The Best Kept Travel Secret for Military: The Armed Forces Vacation...

Have you heard of the Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC)? It's a website that promises seven-night stays at resorts around the world for only...

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...

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,...

14 Awesome Things to do at the New Galaxy’s Edge Attractions

The new Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland opened in late May of 2019, but this much-anticipated new park has been the talk of...

The Best Route for a Cross-Country PCS + the Best Places...

PCS — it means permanent change of station (or probably changing my sanity). Picture a cross-country PCS…with two children under 5, traveling 3,300+ miles...

Plan a Disney Vacation Easily with this Military Lifestyle App

Life in general is pretty chaotic. Between school days, after-school activities, grocery shopping, appointments, and play dates it can be difficult to...

A Romantic Pre- or Post-Deployment Leave at Haven Riviera Resort Cancun...

Time together as a couple before deployment or following deployment is important. A romantic couples vacation at Haven Riviera Resort Cancun Resort...

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...

7 Reasons to Stay at Shades of Green

Did you know that there is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) located in Orlando, Florida? Yes — you can visit the...

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...

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,...

Why Disney Cruises are Great for Military Families

Is there anything more synonymous with the happiest place on Earth than Disney World or Disneyland? Before you say, "Heresy!" hear me out. While...

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...

24 Fall Family Camping Essentials

Cool breezes, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice a-plenty—autumn is in the air! What better way to usher in the season than with...

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...

Enjoying a Stay at the Dragon Hill Lodge

If you’re stationed OCONUS in the Pacific, Seoul is on your short list. If it’s not, it should be. Seoul is one of the...

Camping in the Hamada Beach Cabins

On a scale of comfortable drinking wine outside to being a human Swiss Army Knife, how outdoorsy are you? The good news is that...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Teaching Historical Tragedies to Young Kids

Throughout Europe, tough subjects are a regular part of life and history. The people walk among the prior execution squares. Sites of...

Making Christmas Work When You Aren’t Home for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of year and you’ve decided not to stay home for the holidays. Instead, you have opted to dip into...

Airplane 101 With Kids

Airplane travel with kids is not anyone's favorite thing, but it does not need to be scary either. There are many ways to survive...

Flying Solo: 13 Tips for When Flying Alone with a Baby

In military life, we spouses do many things sans our service member. Traveling with our children is one of those things. Whether...

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 —...

A Weekend in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, North Carolina is a short trip for many military families stationed in the Southeast. This quaint, historic town has much to offer those...

Japan Bucket List Destination: Bunny Island

In a land far, far away, there is a magical island in the middle of a turquoise sea, full of cute, cuddly, and — if...

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...

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...

Everything You Need to Know About Space-A Travel

If you are a military service member, dependent, or retired service member, Space-Available (Space-A) travel could be an option for you. There are 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...

Go-To Camping Meals for the Adventurous Family

It’s a funny thing about nature: No matter what season it is, we can always find solace sitting in a chair, eyes transfixed on...

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...

10 Travel Deals You Probably Don’t Know About

It happened again. Innocently scrolling through Instagram, you come across that jet-setter friend of yours who is off gallivanting around the world...

5 Reasons to Road Trip with Kids Instead of Flying

If there’s one thing military families know, it’s travel. Getting from point A to point B is a way of life. Whenever we talk...

45 Photos that Will Make You Want to Visit Disneyland’s Galaxy’s...

45 Photos that Will Make You Want to Visit Star Wars Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge https://youtu.be/am-UtVaoXhA

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,...

3 Tips for Car Seat Safety in Real Life

You’ve seen the posts, memes, and witnessed the social media shaming over what car seat a child is in, and judgments over...