The Best Hotels for Military Families with Pets

Pet Friendly Hotels

We just completed our 9 day (turned 10 day) cross country move from Georgia to Washington.  There was a lot of prep work and a lot of lessons learned along the way. For the most part, our hotels were great and one was, well…not the best! However, everywhere we stayed accommodated dogs for a reasonable price with some preparation beforehand. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Making Cross Country Travel Plans If you read any of my social media posts about our crazy cross country trip, you will know that we had quite the adventure. On day 3 of our adventure, we had to spend an extra night in Texas, and I spent 2 hours calling 6 hotels and rescheduling […]

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Businesses You Can Run Successfully While Traveling

Escaping the 9 to 5

You may be at a juncture in your life at which you would like to travel a bit more than you’ve been able to do historically.  This desire may be coupled with the fact that you’re also interested in working for yourself.  With the advent of these two desires, you want to identify a business that you can successfully pursue while traveling. Through the list of possible businesses you can run online, you may find something that you think is perfect for you.  On the other hand, this list of potential business options may actually provide you food for thought from which you may be able to come up with your own business idea that is ideal for a person who is traveling. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see […]

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The Best Tips for Military Families at Disney

Disney on a Budget

Disney World is one of the most magical places on Earth. From the smells, the treats, the rides, the characters, and the smiling and friendly staff, Disney is a favorite vacation location for us. Want to know how we did Disney in a week for less than $2,500 for a family of 4 (at the time it was 3 adults, both parents, a grandparent, and 1 child)? I will share my budget and tips for how we made amazing memories in the happiest place on earth! We love Disney so much, my daughter and I have been 4x in the last two years with a combination of different family members and friends. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Buy Military […]

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Tips When Traveling With Your Infant

Tips for Traveling Infants and Newborns

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. If you have questions about my full disclosure, click here. When I was 19, I traveled to Spain with my family for a family vacation.  The first leg was with my step-mother and two-year-old sister from Atlanta to England.  When we went to de-board the plane, my sister fell out right there in the aisle – full out wailing, and complete humiliation for me! My stepmother walked right off the plane. And there I was. Like a cat herder – railing it in. If that is not natural birth control, I don’t know what is. I vowed that I would do everything I could to have a plan with my own children. Yes, I know you are laughing because plans usually go out the window […]

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Why It’s Absolutely Fine to Stalk Your Movers

Stalking your movers

Why I Stalk the Government Movers There are opposing views to this idea, and that is okay! Some feel the need to stay out of the movers way and let them do their job.  But the other group feel compelled to be more “involved,” and that is perfectly okay.  After all, the stuff in your home is your stuff – everything you have worked for or been gifted.  You are placing that in someone else’s hands. Let me give you some examples: When we filed an insurance claim after a hurricane hit our home – I made sure my roofer and I were there to ensure that he saw everything.  When my father was having his house built, he went every week to see the work site.  As a teacher, I welcomed parents in to see my method of teaching – it is their child. There is oversight in many […]

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The Complete Moving Guide

Complete Moving Guide

I have made several military moves in my lifetime.  From California to South Carolina, Maryland to Georgia, I have learned a few tricks along the way to create a quick and easy complete DIY guide.  Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences for any person.  Whether you are doing it yourself or having help, there are countless things that are bound to…well drive you a little nuts.  Even government moves can be stressful.  It really depends on what type of person you are and what you prefer. *This post contains affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Getting Prepared I love having a plan.  It helps me lower my stress and know just what I intend to do.  I have created a moving […]

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San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego is one of my favorite cities in the United States.  I mean like #2 in my top 5.  My dad often had training on Coronado Island in his F-16 back in the 90’s, and me remember my stepmother driving my sister and me in our Cadillac DeVille from Tucson, Arizona to San Diego. We would bike all over Coronado, stop at local mom and pop places and eat ice cream, and enjoy the parks and beaches. When my dad became a commercial pilot, I begged to go on one of his San Diego layovers.  When I did go, I made him take me all over.  I had some of the best cheesecake in a delightful cafe in the Gas Lamp Quarter, walked around Seaport Village, shopped in Westfield Horton Open Plaza, and even casually had a drink in the famous Top Gun Diner, which is Kansas City Barbeque. […]

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Airline Travel Tips

Airline Travel Tips

A big part of being in the military is traveling.  Whether it is traveling to newly assigned units or to visit family, it’s important to know travel policies so your trip goes hassle-free.  Airports and each airline has varying policies so these are only some tips that cover a broad range.  *This post contains affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Arrival Time Airports are insane (if you didn’t already know that).  From parking to check-in to the biggest time killer – security.  Depending if you are flying through a major hub like in Atlanta, or a smaller airport such as in Richmond, VA – your timing can vary.  Since most airlines are allowed to over sell their seats (due to no-shows, cancellations, weather delays, […]

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Key West Travel Guide

Key West header

Are you feeling drinks on tropical beaches?  But you haven’t applied or renewed your passport.  I am totally in this boat with you.  After months of teaching and then being pregnant, I could use a vacation on the beach.  However, the Caribbean is not on my list! Key West – although is! Look at that!! Do you see it? I see a perfect place for a hammock! Key West is known for their beaches, tours, and nightlife on Duval Street.   Spend the morning watching dolphins or taking an aerial tour, followed by a few hours of sunshine on one of Key West’s sandy white beaches, and then go have drinks at popular places such as Irish Kevin’s or Sloppy Joes. *This post contains affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting us! To […]

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Seattle Quick Guide

Header for Seattle's City Guide

Sleepless in Seattle, Grey’s Anatomy, Frasier, An Officer and a Gentleman. All cinematic or television  that may come to mind when you think of the beautiful city of Seattle.  It could be the Space Needle, the Puget Sound, Starbucks, or Pike Place.  Whatever it is, Seattle has many treasures within the beautiful city that is known for it’s rainy weather. Surrounded by mountains, water, and forests, many locals enjoy the scenery of this Washington town. Becoming a local? You can benefit from different services found at the Seattle Government website found here. The Quick Guide below is a list that will help you navigate the city on your next vacation or upcoming move to the city.  Save Ferry boat riding is a MUST.  Take a trip to Bainbridge Island, Kingston, or Bremerton. Save However, in downtown Seattle, you must check out a few places.  The Space Needle has multiple things […]

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