Lodging Costs Vary Dramatically

April 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

After a few years around the military, I have finally gotten the hang of the hows and whys of the costs for the various types of military lodging available.  Maybe. Each branch of the military has … [Read more...]

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

April 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively soon.  I asked if they would be chip-and-PIN cards, and she … [Read more...]

Add A Travel Alert to USAA Credit Card

December 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I'm quite fond of USAA, but one thing drives me MAD...having my credit card account frozen for potential fraud because I live overseas and my transactions don't look like I live in the US.  (I can … [Read more...]

Travel Reg Changes Affect Long Trips

October 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If your job sends you on long-term temporary duty, changes to the travel regulations will impact your reimbursements, especially when that temporary duty (TDY) exceeds 30 days.  They all seem like … [Read more...]

2014-2015 Disney Military Deals

July 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Disney Parks Blog has announced the military promotional tickets available for the 2014-2015 season at both the Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.  Often called … [Read more...]

Rental Cars and Ridiculous Charges

June 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've recently rented a few cars, and I am fascinated by the lack of knowledge by the rental car sales representatives.  I understand that they are supposed to offer extra features and additional … [Read more...]

The USO Is There For You!

June 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Half my family is in the middle of a going-home-to-see-family adventure.  Several things haven't gone quite as planned, and so I find myself unexpectedly in Newark, New Jersey, waiting for two of my … [Read more...]

Hersheypark Military Appreciation Day

April 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

This Sunday, 27 April 2014, Hersheypark is hosting a special event at which military families can buy admission tickets for just $25 per person, free for children under three.  The park, located in … [Read more...]

DC Folks: Whitetail Ski Military Appreciation

January 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Attention to all my readers in the greater DC area:  on Thursday, 6 February 2014, Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania is offering Operation Thank You, a day of discounts for military and … [Read more...]

Tallying Tolls With Your Transportation

August 12, 2013 | Kate Horrell

I've been visiting family in the Washington, D.C. area, and I've been reminded of how tolls and parking add to the overall cost of transportation.  When you move to a new area, the cost of … [Read more...]

Free Meals on 4 July

June 28, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Traveling over Independence Day?  Truck stop chains TA Travel Centers and Petro Truck Stops are offering free meals to active duty, reserve and veteran military members.  Eligible patrons may … [Read more...]

All Entertainment Books Just $9.99

June 27, 2013 | Kate Horrell

I've always been a fan of discount books such as the Entertainment books.   They are pricey if you get them at full price, but you can usually purchase them through a club or organization that makes … [Read more...]

How To Enjoy Your Staycation

June 20, 2013 | Kate Horrell

For the last few years, the news has been full of talk about "staycations."  The idea is simple:  instead of travelling for a vacation, stay home and do vacation-y type stuff, and save a bundle in … [Read more...]

Cells Phones When Visiting The US

June 14, 2013 | Kate Horrell

Our family is planning the  2013 Kashman US Tour, and we've been discussing our need for cell phones.  We've been out of the States for three years, but our phones are (allegedly) on a military hold … [Read more...]