Fun Day Trips from Fort Belvoir

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse So many day trips, so little time! You can explore the streets of New York, dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware or walk the battlefields of Gettysburg all within a day’s drive of Northern Virginia. Here are our suggestions for some fabulous day trips from Fort Belvoir Read more about Fun Day Trips from Fort Belvoir[…]

Out & About San Diego – Holiday Edition

By Audrey Smith, Navy wife Season’s greetings from the Golden State, specifically Sunny San Diego! As a newbie, you may find yourself asking how we celebrate Christmas off of the Pacific Coast, because this isn’t Connecticut or Vermont. Though you won’t find Jack Frost nipping at your nose, the entire area has a way of Read more about Out & About San Diego – Holiday Edition[…]

5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress

By Julie Dymon, Military Spouse Lights flashing, strangers rushing, parents cooking and cleaning, kids screaming…the real-life holiday scene is enough to stress anyone out just thinking about it. But the holidays don’t have to be like that. Whether you are CONUS or OCONUS, PCSing or unpacked, here are five hacks to help you minimize stress Read more about 5 Hacks to Reduce Holiday Stress[…]

Out & About Hawaii – Holiday Edition

By Alex Fernandez-Rubio , Military Spouse While you probably won’t get a “white” Christmas in Hawaii (unless you’re exploring Mauna Kea), the islands have a ton to offer this time of year. It is a great time for our Out & About Hawaii Holiday Edition! Parades Grab your lawn chairs and get ready for one of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Holiday Edition[…]

Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse The holiday season in the National Capital Region is really special with something to do or see almost every day. From the National Christmas Tree, to the Willard Hotel, to Old Ebbit Grill, there are plenty of places in and around D.C. to get into the holiday spirit. We’ve compiled Read more about Out & About Washington D.C. – Holiday Edition[…]

Out & About Pensacola – Holiday Edition

By Rebecaa Alwine, Army Spouse The weather in Pensacola hardly gets frightful this time of year. In fact, it’s really more delightful. But for those living in the panhandle who want a little bit of that holiday feeling, there are lots of events to choose from. Kicking off right after Thanksgiving, there are events through Read more about Out & About Pensacola – Holiday Edition[…]

4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse With the holidays approaching, many members of the military community must travel long distances to spend time with loved ones. These trips can get expensive if you have to buy plane tickets for the whole family. Seems like a great time to save money by flying Space-A, right? Well, maybe not. Read more about 4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Space-A Travel Over the Holidays[…]

Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help

Military life can be very challenging at times. Whether you’re dealing with a deployment, a bad PCS, PTSD, or a not-so-great neighborhood. The stresses can add up and take their toll. Our friends at the DoD BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center have options for military and veteran families facing challenges. Military Life Challenges Read more about Military Life Challenges – Where to Turn for Help[…]

Moving to Fort Sam Houston? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Fort Sam Houston is one of three primary locations that comprise Joint Base San Antonio. The Air Force is the lead agency for Joint Base San Antonio, which in addition to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, includes JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph. San Antonio is on the southwestern corner of an urban mega-region known Read more about Moving to Fort Sam Houston? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Fall can be an exciting and fun time in Northern Virginia. In fact, it might be my favorite time of year here. Growing up in California I had the perks of wearing flip flops year round, and getting away with a light jacket in the coldest parts of winter. Read more about Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition[…]