May 17, 2012

Military Family Travel

Navarre Beach, Florida, July 2007

I have been doing a lot of research lately. Trying to learn more about our next destination, researching schools, summer camps, and local sites. Although, we are getting increasingly sad about leaving Sicily, it's hard not to be excited about what is awaiting us. Ok, maybe not so jazzed about returning to humidity and mosquitoes, but everything else sounds good, especially re-connecting with family and friends.

In the midst of all this research, I have been bookmarking quite a few military related travel discounts. Some are programs that we have used previously when living in the States and others are brand new. I have to admit that many times I forget to ask for a military discount (many stores and restaurants actually have them upon request), but these military perks are just too good to overlook (especially Blue Star Museums and the National Parks Pass). I am putting these here so I can remember them, but also in hopes that they will be of use to other military families. And please, please share any that you come across.






6 comments:

Corinne said...

Passing this on to my army-wife sister :)

Karen said...

We are so excited about the Park Pass! What a great one. We also use the Home Depot/Lowes 10% off discount all the time. Now Old Navy does a discount every Monday. I also forget to ask but recently started too. I'm always surprised when I find out someone does and I had no idea (like Payless Shoes! hah). Can't wait to see you in DC!

likeschocolate said...

You are going to have so much fun living in D.C. because there is just so much to see and to do. So, I am guessing that Sicily is a dry heat. Are you ready for snowsuits?

The Jiu Jiu said...

Excellent info -- Dad's retired Navy, I'll be he doesn't know about most of those links (so I'll be telling him).

One more really neat thing to think about for those evenings when you're in DC proper: the Millenium Stage project at the Kennedy Center; always changing, always FREE. Check it out on their website (where they also post videos of past performances):
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

Josh and Rebecca Arthur said...

We love the Blue Star Museum program. Took advantage of visiting a bunch of Philly area museums the summer before we came to Sicily!

boatbaby said...

So... when can we expect you here then? :)