We do the best with what we have.” The Army has yet to grace us with an overseas assignment but we haven’t let that stop us from going on domestic and international adventures.

As young 20-something newlyweds, we kept our adventures limited to North America and the Caribbean. Rather than use the money to galavant around Europe or tour Asia, we chose to invest our money in real estate and put away extra toward retirement. While we don’t necessarily regret our fiscal responsibility, we do wish we prioritized travel. Now that we’re in our thirties with a couple of children added to the mix, our priorities have shifted and we no longer dream of a lavish house or shiny new baubles. Instead, we fantasize about traveling the world. And we have no intention of waiting until we’re retired to do so.

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The opportunity to explore is one of the many reasons why we chose to turn my husband’s 4-year commitment to the Army into a career. We take full advantage of being stationed someone new and pepper nearby weekend getaways throughout our tenure at any given location. We likely would’ve never visited Fort Worth, Texas for a long weekend if we weren’t stationed at Ft. Still, Oklahoma but then we wouldn’t have been able to experience the Stockyards or eat at the famed steakhouse. And while we haven’t been stationed overseas (yet!), we haven’t let us stop us from traveling overseas. Because one thing we’ve learned over the years, nothing is guarenteed!