Family day trip to Catalina Island from Camp Pendleton

October 15, 2014Travel

We were ready to kick back for the weekend, visit somewhere locally, and reconnect with some quality time together. Perhaps your family is like ours where our active duty military member has been continually deployed, and when he’s not deployed, he’s working extremely long days. Most of us stationed in Southern California know that Catalina is an island, … Read More

How to safely road trip your next move

June 30, 2014PCS | Moving, Travel

It’s time to move to your new duty station and you’re planning out your route. Maybe you’re looking to get there as fast as possible. Or perhaps you’re looking to take in the sights as you go. No matter your intention or destination, there are a few things that you should do before you leave. … Read More

Got the Winter Blues? Maybe You Should Cruise!

March 11, 2014Travel

You’re a military family, so many of your vacations come in the form of holiday leave blocks or for pre or post deployment leave. I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t consider ‘going home’ a vacation; it usually winds up being a series of appointments which oftentimes results in family member or friends … Read More

6 Tips for Flying During Winter

January 31, 2014Travel

Normally, I’m traveling with kids… which means that I have to bring a lot of stuff with me.  For me that means one big suitcase with all of their clothes and gear, and another large suitcase with all my gear and anything leftover from theirs. For years, I’ve just gotten into the habit of checking … Read More

My Weekend in Las Vegas and Review of The Palms

March 11, 2013Travel

As soon as the words Vegas left my lips, a speaking engagement got extended to a last minute girl’s weekend with some hometown friends.  I knew The Palms Hotel and Casino offered great nightlife after some post-USMC ball experiences and decided to check out the newly renovated rooms, which were voted “best in the US” by Hospy.  We literally … Read More

Military Families: Going Home for the Holidays is Hectic

January 18, 2012Holidays, Travel

I’ve been reflecting on our yearly holiday journey. It’s always an adventure getting ready for the Holiday drive home. If you’re lucky enough to live close to see your family on a regular basis, then count yourself lucky. Sometimes the journey to see our family can be filled with lots of potholes. Twice every year, we load up … Read More