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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Packing for Extended Stays

Long-term travel packing gives even the most expert packer a lot to think about. My children and I tend to do extended international stays...

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: Exploring the Postcard Destinations of the...

The country of Greece includes 6,000 islands. Only 227 of those islands are inhabited. Of those 227, only two-thirds are truly accessible to tourists....

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: Travel the U.S. Like a Pro...

When I am in Europe, I take advantage of the affordable flights and comfortable train system regularly. In the U.S., those are not realistic...

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

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...

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....

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...

3 Ways to Take a Kid-Free Vacation

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....