Even though we were stationed in a foreign country, adding another child to our family went more smoothly than expected. I am so thankful for the military families who helped make it possible!
Violated. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about my engagement ring in the hands of a criminal on our moving crew. Or on display at a slimy pawn shop somewhere. The ring was a symbol of love and loyalty. There was a time I could gaze into the shiny little diamonds […]
Many military families these days have at least one pet in the household, and it can make for a complicated move when the time comes. One Marine Corps spouse experienced this hardship first hand. After receiving orders to Japan earlier in 2018, Liz Hensel researched everything she needed to do to bring Prince, her German […]
From going skiing in the Alps to a dream vacation at Walt Disney World, military families love making memories together. With some amazing opportunities nearby military installations around the world, spring break is a fabulous time to get out there and see what there is to offer… without going too far from home. Washington, D.C. […]
Originally published November 22, 2017 Time to push refresh on our what to do list…. Flight cancellations are a fact of travel life and cannot always be predicted. The key to managing a cancellation is to get out ahead of it as far as possible. During the recent hurricanes, I happened to […]
Delayed flights and long layovers can lead to frustration over wasted hours sitting and waiting. Flying can also pose a health challenge. That’s where yoga comes in, helping to relieve mental and physical stress. Stress reduction is the top reason for taking a vacation, so flying should be as easy and pleasant as possible. Along […]
Some of us might have gotten a good chuckle when a woman tried to bring her “emotional support peacock” on a flight. All humor aside, however, the incident served to reveal an elephant in the cabin and a far more complicated debate about how airlines treat animals, disabled passengers and those who abuse either. In […]
Military families are always on the go. That’s why they’re always on the lookout for cheap airline flights to make travel easier on their bank accounts. One cheap way to fly is Space Available, or Space A. However, these flights frequently change and seats aren’t always available, so your schedule has to be very flexible. […]