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...

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...

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...

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,...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Can You Travel Europe In a...

Often the question comes up, "Can you travel Europe while in a wheelchair?" The short answer is: yes. The longer answer is...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Bringing History to Life When You...

For years, I have heard people say how much they disliked history growing up. It was my least favorite subject in school...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hong Kong Disneyland

The magic of Disney is known and beloved worldwide. As self-admitted fans of Walt Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland was on the very long bucket...

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

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

An Inside Look at a Crete Vacation

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

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...

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...

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....

Amsterdam with Kids

In the tiny country of the Netherlands, lies a gem of a city, Amsterdam. Amsterdam has been one of the great surprises of our travels...

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,...

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...

When Travel is Torture: How to Adjust your Expectations and Comfort...

I had high expectations of this particular international flight. I deliberately planned this flight as an overnight flight. We flew out of...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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