Making Successful Moves with Pets

Helpful Tips for Moving with Pets

I volunteer at an animal shelter and a frequent reason for owners surrendering their animals is they are moving, and they feel it is too difficult to take their pets.  We always took our pets with us when we moved, so I needed help understanding the problem. So, I asked a group of military wives to assist me to determine if a “How To” article would help or if moving is an excuse to not have a pet. Most thought it was an excuse, but there were some valid points made for not taking pets on a move.  Below I provide I tips on how to move with an animal.  I would like to extend a thank you to the Kings Bay Military Wives Group on Facebook for helping me with this article.  We have made many moves with pets, so I thought I would share how we did it. […]

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Military Travel Discounts

Military Travel Discounts

A growing number of businesses in the travel industry honor U.S. service women and men by providing them with some pretty outstanding military travel discounts. What is presented here is only a sampling of what currently is available from some of the major players in the travel industry when it comes to discounters for military service personnel. Keep in mind that oftentimes these companies not only have discounts for military service women and men currently on active duty but they also have programs for vets as well. *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! Sandals Sandals is a travel industry leader when it comes to all-inclusive travel packages. Sandals resorts are located at luxurious tropical destinations. At this time, Sandals is […]

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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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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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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

Boston City Guide

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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How to Stay Physically Stable During a PCS

Keeping it together during a PCS

“Wait. What’s a PCS?” That was me almost twenty years ago when my husband suggested we get married during his PCS from Alaska to Florida. Oh, young and ignorant me … back when military speak was not a part of my world. I have come to truly love and appreciate so many amazing and wonderful things about military life. But PCSing, otherwise known as Permanent Change of Station, otherwise known as moving all your household goods and family to a different military base, is not one of them. I am about 17 years into married life. I married my husband, and I married the Air Force way of life. As someone who grew up in the same house her entire life, I was rather fascinated by the concept of moving often and excited about all the opportunities. And to be honest, I still get excited about new homes and new […]

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