Those of us in the Retiree Cat 6 world sometimes tend to think we are the sole inhabitants of the Cat 6 universe - and we certainly ARE the majority! There are, however, other "species" sharing this universe with us. Their travel rules are a bit different, but we all share the same Category -…Read more There’s More to Cat 6 Than Retirees
Lady Cat 6 is the first to admit she loves the convenience of on-base lodging, eating, and shopping! When traveling in the US (CONUS and OCONUS), my sponsor and I take advantage of on-base lodging the nights before and after our flights whenever we can. If we’re staying somewhere expensive, like Hawaii, we stop off…Read more Stay, Eat, and Shop Local
You can now connect with Lady Cat 6 in her very own Facebook group! In addition to the blog, you can find advice, get your questions answered, learn from the experience and expertise of seasoned space-a travelers, and share your own stories at the Lady Cat 6 Retired Military Space-a Travel page. Joining the group…Read more Find me on Facebook
One of the issues that new space-a travelers can find daunting is the ground arrangements before and after flight. Arranging for lodging, car rental, dining or other necessities can seem difficult with the uncertainty of space-a. But, there are ways to deal with that uncertainty! Here is how we generally handle our arrangements: Lodging: As…Read more Nuts and Bolts of Arrangements
Travelers, space-a and otherwise, seem to encounter a great deal of confusion regarding the so-called "International Drivers License". What is it? Which countries require it? Where do you get it? How much does it cost? How long is it good for? Do you really need one? Let's clarify, and provide some answers! First, there is…Read more License – or Permit – to Drive
You're heading to an unfamiliar terminal, and you've got questions. What is the number for lodging? Are there taxis? Are there rental cars? Dining? Other facilities? Off-base lodging and dining nearby? Fortunately, AMC, and many non-AMC terminals have a handy little guide that answers these questions and more - the AMC GRAM, available in paper…Read more AMC GRAMS Are Your Friends!
Following my own recommendation about Cat 6 flying CONUS during the busy summer travel season! Sponsor and I just manifested at Pope Army Airfield, in beautiful North Carolina, for a hop to McChord Air Force Base (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), in the glorious Pacific Northwest. There are several active duty families here in the terminal preparing…Read more Taking My Own Advice!