There’s No Place Like Home.

Posted on January 7, 2020 by elisabethcortese

My Future Lies Beyond the Yellow Brick Road —Elton John

Joining the military is one of the most significant accomplishments in my life. As a U.S. Army soldier, I served three years in Vilseck, Germany, and a year in Iraq. The military provided me the opportunity to travel to places I had never been, such as Germany with the 94th Engineer Combat Battalion, and Iraq with the 130th Engineer Brigade. Although my passion for the military ran deep, I decided it was time to change in my combat boots for my ruby red slippers.

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While stationed in Germany, I met my husband. We were both active-duty and enjoyed our time in Germany – an experience I can only describe as being somewhere over the rainbow. The authentic food, the deep history, and the language were right out of a fairy tale. While stationed in Vilseck, Germany, I said my final good-byes to the military, and at the same time, married, and welcomed our first child.

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The transition from soldier to a military spouse and then to mom brought on new emotions. I begin to feel the slow separation from my military family, notably as my husband and comrades, I served with over the years prepared for their second tour to Iraq, this time without me.

My life in Germany was not the same, and I decided it was time to head back home to my first family. With my daughter in tote, I clicked my heels three times (clicked purchase on a random travel site), and we were back in the United States. That easy!

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My anxiousness to travel with a five-month-old munchkin for an 11-hour flight ended up to be the most straightforward task in my life. Fortunately, my daughter turned out to be a great traveler and not the nightmare many passengers fear when seated behind or infront of an infant. Smitten with my little angel, those courageous enough to sit next to us had great hearts only a wizard would have given them. And I was even able to catch a few ZZZZZs on the flight while she rested.

I am fortunate to be a military spouse and enjoy the memories of serving as an active-duty soldier. Today, I pass on the valuable lessons to other military families hoping to remove fears o the unknown transient lifestyle associated with military life. And one of those areas is travel. Married to an active service member, I face the challenges of planning our family vacations. Individually purchasing airline tickets and make hotel reservations – I never know when my husband’s orders will either be approved or changed.

MilitaryTravelAgent.com has provided relief and solution to my travel challenges. Through discounted tickets, military families can afford to buy their ruby slippers to get home in a few easy clicks. And more so enjoy the benefits of:

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There’s No Place Like Home~Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz

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About elisabethcortese

As a third generation military veteran and military spouse, when people ask where I live I tell them "home is wherever the military sends us." I love to travel and believe that everyone deserves the same opportunity to expand their horizons as I have been blessed with. I have a big heart for America's military families and veterans and I love to give back to them for all their hard work and sacrifices for our country. Brothers and sisters in arms, veterans, and families.....I believe that through our experiences of travel we can better relate, communicate and integrate relationships to turn the world right side up, one revolution at a time. But first, we have to climb those mountains and explore to better reach others. “The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page.” ~ Saint Augustine

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