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The Best Shenandoah National Park Waterfall Hikes for All Levels

Some of the best hiking in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas is in Shenandoah National Park. Boasting epic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and numerous sections of the famous Appalachian Trail, this national park is also known for its incredible waterfalls, which are the centerpiece for many …

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Flying Space-A Via Nellis AFB: 7 Things You Need to Know

Did you know there is an Air Force base less than 15 miles north of the famous Las Vegas Strip? Nellis Air Force Base is the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. Primarily a training base, it does not have frequent missions on cargo planes, so you would …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Living in Italy After the Military

Visitors to Italy fall in love with the amazing food, natural beauty, centuries of history and art, and the distinctive Italian culture. David Adams, a U.S. Air Force retiree, made Italy his home. David’s wife, Adri, is Italian, and after a post-military career working as a civilian at military bases …

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12 Awesome Military RV Parks to Try This Year

For members of the military community who enjoy RV travel, military campgrounds are a great deal! A better value than comparable civilian facilities, they offer several advantages, including easy access to other base amenities, such as a commissary/Exchange, golf course, movie theater, fitness center, and recreational equipment rentals. Some military …

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Flying Space-A via NAS Norfolk: 8 Things You Need to Know

Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk is one of the major East Coast hubs for Space-A travel. With multiple weekly flights to US naval bases in Europe, it’s a great starting point if you’re headed to the Mediterranean! The Norfolk Air Mobility Command (AMC) terminal has Patriot Express missions as well …

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Expat Retiree Profile: Moving to Portugal as a Single Parent

Stories about the adventures of American expats living abroad most often feature couples taking the leap as a team or young singles enjoying their freedom. If you don’t fit that mold, you will love Heather Proctor’s story! A single mom, she moved to Portugal with her teenage daughter. They found …

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The Best Towns in Algarve: Something for Every Traveler

Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, has become one of the most popular destinations in Western Europe, and for good reason. Best known for its stunning coastline decorated with golden beaches, towering cliffs, distinctive rock formations, and turquoise water, Algarve is the perfect place for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. But the …

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