Disney Military Discounts for 2019

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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...

Okuma Resort in Okinawa, Japan

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

7 Reasons to Stay at Shades of Green

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

Staying at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo

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

Camping in the Hamada Beach Cabins

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

Headed to Disney? These Double Strollers Fit Disney’s New Rules

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Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Southern California have some big changes coming this spring. In addition to the brand new Star Wars:...

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

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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...

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

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

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

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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...

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

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

Enjoying a Stay at the Dragon Hill Lodge

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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...

Plan a Disney Vacation Easily with this Military Lifestyle App

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

Crash Course In Japanese Culture

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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,...

A Stay at YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch

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A long and winding driveway keeps guests guessing as they drive deeper through one of Winter Park’s most family-friendly treasures, nestled in the heart...

Doing Disneyland as a Military Family

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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...

What to Expect on a JSA and DMZ Tour

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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 do European Public Transportation with Kids

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Public transportation has a bad reputation, especially in America. When people think "travel" they typically have images of tight airplanes and long, deserted asphalt...

5 Reasons to Road Trip with Kids Instead of Flying

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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...

24 Fall Family Camping Essentials

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

Becoming The Wild Bradburys: Adventures with Kids Abroad

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

Doing Disney World as a Military Family

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What’s the first word you think of when you read the word, Disney? Was your word expensive? You wouldn’t be the only one. Visiting...

Why Disney Cruises are Great for Military Families

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

Why Vacations are Important to a Military Family

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Suitcases are packed in tight, distractible iPad games are loaded, and snacks are stowed away within reach. The littles are bouncing in their car...

An Inside Look at a Crete Vacation

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You may remember Crete from your Greek mythology unit in school, but the home of the ancient Minoans is littered with much more beauty...

My Life in Ruins: Athens Greece

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

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,...

A Fun Adventure while Stationed in Stuttgart: LEGOLAND Germany

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Nestled in the heart of Germany, just an hour outside of Stuttgart is a magical, brick-built town: LEGOLAND! It may seem hard to justify...

14 Things to Do in San Diego for Summer Break

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Sometimes, military installations are placed in the middle of nowhere where someone who hates mini golf or bowling is in for a world of...

Navigating Japanese Toll Roads (ETC) with Live Iwakuni

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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...

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

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

Denmark Legoland Immersion

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

What to Pack in Your Carry-On

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You've got your travel plans and are ready to head to your destination! It's time to pack and once you start, that carry-on bag...

Japan Bucket List Destination: Bunny Island

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

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

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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...

3 Ways to Take a Kid-Free Vacation

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Your social media feeds are full of family vacation photos, some of which make you jealous. Especially the ones taken by your kid-free friends....

A Weekend in Wilmington, NC

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