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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Charleston Travel Guide

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My Charleston Story In 2004, when I was fresh out of high school, I made the best decision to attend college in one of the most historic cities in the United States – Charleston. Driving up to my dorm, the first thing I saw was…BOYS! And no, not from the college because the College of Charleston has a crazy girl to guy ratio in favor for the guys, but the Citadel boys in their uniforms. You guys know I am a military brat, so it should be no surprise that I am a sucker for those uniforms. Beyond that, I experienced four years of all the treasures Charleston has to offer. It is a beautiful city with amazing food, sights, history, and opportunities. So much so that I have been dying to get stationed there again. Why? My husband and I met while he was on the now decommissioned Dallas. […]

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Key West Travel Guide

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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

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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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Boston – Quick Guide

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Boston Travel Guide Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the United States.  Additionally, it is home to the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots, it also hosts academics such as Harvard and Boston College.  One of the most well known events is the Boston Marathon, which is held on the third Monday of April.  Save Save Save *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! Boston played an important role in the American Revolution, which can be seen in the museums that surround the area.  Paul Revere, a revolutionary fighter, was instrumental in the war against the British famously riding on horseback to warn colonists. If you are traveling or moving to the area, find […]

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New Orleans – Quick Guide

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In the Coast Guard world, orders are cut from winter until spring typically.  One of my friends, a fellow Coastie wife, had the unfortunate circumstance of her husband’s orders being pulled three, yes three, separate times.  Long story short, he ended up qualifying for Warrant Officer and was finally given official orders to New Orleans – I believe these will stick. As a part of a new series, I will be highlighting a military city for those visiting or moving to the area.  Perhaps, it will even help those that currently live there discover their new “home” town.  I have heard such amazing things about this city and base all of my information off of reviews. Travel Guide – New Orleans New Orleans is known best for their annual Mardi Gras festival in February.  To start planning for next year’s festival – visit here. However, the city has many exciting […]

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