Jackie Toops

A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” former Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, languages and discovering new ways to express herself. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

8 (Socially Distant) Vegas Vacation Tips for your Military Family With Radisson’s Military 1st

This post is sponsored by Radisson’s Military 1st program. All thoughts and opinions are our own. I don’t know about you, but my military family was ready for a vacation! We weighed our options and Vegas it was! Here’s how we had a fun, safe, socially distanced Vegas vacation, and how you can too!  Finding […] Read more…

We’ve Trained for This: Military Spouses and the Covid-19 Response

By now, you’ve probably seen the memes circulating the internet. They humorously link the military lifestyle to a stronger sense of readiness over our civilian counterparts in the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Although we’re in a potentially frightening and stressful situation, many of us feel a strange sense of confidence and familiarity in the […] Read more…

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