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Being stationed overseas offers military members and their families the opportunity to travel the world with more ease and less expense than if they were living in the States. When my husband and I arrived in Germany, we set out to travel as much of Europe as we could during our four-year tour.
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.
Aside from the iconic sites in Europe, an area many jet off to when they have been bitten by the travel bug is the Balkans. With a landscape and a culture that differs from western Europe, it’s easy to see why. Below are 6 reasons why everyone should put the Balkans on their travel list.
Seasoned weekend trippers know the value of traveling light. But even those winging it on a budget airline flight know there are some things it pays to have along in a travel kit.
The wrapping paper is strewn around the house, you’ve had one too many helpings of pumpkin pie, and you’re afraid to go to the mailbox and get January’s credit card statements. It’s happened again: you overspent this holiday season. You’re not alone.
You’ve made it through your grandpa’s jokes during the Christmas meal and handed out all of your gifts. The holiday season has officially wrapped up, but the bills from your holiday shopping certainly haven’t.
Norman Rockwell’s oil painting, “Freedom from Want,” is an iconic representation of the American holiday meal. Grandpa is standing at the head of a long table while Grandma makes room for the massive roasted bird, and multiple generations sit around them — elbow to elbow — in eager anticipation.
Below are some tips provided by members of the U.S. military community who are experienced European travelers:
Before you go:
Copenhagen is a city with cheap hot dog vendors on every corner as well as expensive restaurants. With a whole island dedicated to ethnic eateries, it has one of the most vibrant street food scenes in northern Europe.
Have you ever looked around your kitchen and realized you have the best ceramic cookware and you can't decide on what to cook for dinner? You are just having the toughest time finishing your meal plan.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
How can those who currently aren’t saving afford to save money? And how can those saving only a little save more? Here are our top 10 tips for saving money when budgets are tight.
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RAMSTEIN AB – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will help military kids hone in on the perfect holiday gift idea to find at the KMCC Exchange when its 2016 Toyland toy book is released Oct. 21 in the continental United States and Nov. 4 elsewhere.