I confess – I am a jewelry-a-holic. I am sure it’s hereditary. As a young child, I marveled over my grandmother’s dresser drawers filled with hundreds of glittery rhinestone brooches, necklaces, rings and beads of every color, shape and size.
If, like me, you’ve ever tossed a coin into a fountain with the wish that the reservoir of bubbling water would turn into a vat of free-flowing wine … our shared desire has become reality, my friend.
Humans have always had a connection to the ocean. Whether for work, food, leisure or adventure, many of us are drawn to its magic. Duty in Europe provides an opportunity to experience a variety of beaches no matter what atmosphere you’re seeking.
Romance, war, fairytales, misfortune; the stories of these historical landmarks are speckled throughout Europe. Serving as charming ruins or grand tourist sites, castles are one of the main attractions in the land of kings and queens. Narrowing down the most fabulous castles can be challenging.
Something that I really look forward to each year is Spring Break. Every year my parents usually decide where we go and so far their plans have been fun. However, this year I’m planning to propose my destination wish list to them. My plans consist of really epic ideas to spend our week.
Many of those raised in accordance with Christian traditions know that Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of repentance that’s known as Lent. It’s likely that far fewer, particularly non-Catholics, understand the origin or significance of the day.
Surrounded by the perfect combination of golden beaches and lush mountains, the city of San Sebastian is a foodie’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream. It is located in the northwestern Basque region of Spain on the Bay of Biscay and is home to an Old Town that is brimming with pintxo bars.
The day after Fat Tuesday in the United States, Carnevale in Italy and Fasching in Germany — celebrations known for extravagant masks, lively parades, wild parties and overindulgence — is a time of somber reflection for Western Christians around the world.
During World War II, planners in the War Department realized that military service members needed a better banking system. By 1943, more than 140 military installations had banking facilities, and in 1947, services began in Europe and the Pacific.
Adjusting to a move abroad can be hard for families, especially spouses. Often spouses leave respected careers, business networks and emotional support of family and friends. When duty calls and active-duty spouses go TDY or deploy, those broken ties are felt ten-fold.