Many thanks to Stephanie Montague, author of the Poppin' Smoke website, for sharing her expertise! Find the link to her site in her bio, at the end of this post! Visiting Okinawa One of the most accessible destinations in the Pacific for retirees flying Space-A is Okinawa, Japan. Although many travelers visiting Japan for…Read more Visiting Okinawa, by Stephanie Montague
As Spring is nearly upon us, so, too, are the school breaks for DODEA schools in Europe and the Pacific. The dates for 2018 are April 2-6, which means, effectively, from about March 30 through about April 8. Families frequently pull students out of class a day or so early, and return a day or…Read more Spring Travel Reminders and Misc.
Once your Space A flight arrives at your destination, where will you stay, on and off base, for the rest of your travels? How will you get around? There is a variety of lodging and ground transportation options available in Europe! Check out my guest post at Poppin' Smoke - another excellent resource for Retiree Category 6…Read more You’ve Made It to Europe…What’s Next?
What to our wondering eyes should appear, just in time to stave off the after-Christmas doldrums? A flight from NAS Whidbey to Hickam on December 29! Hmmm...bringing the year to an end with clouds, cold, rain and dark, or starting the new year off with sun, sand, heat and light...which to choose, which to choose?…Read more Out with the old/In with the new in Paradise!
The space a gods DID smile upon us! Sending off 2017 and welcoming 2018 with a hop to beautiful Oahu! White Christmas at home, and now sun and sandy beaches for New Year's... Doesn't get much more perfect than this! Happy travels!
Lady Cat 6 wishes you the Merriest of Christmases, and many Happy Travels in the coming New Year! If the space a gods smile upon us, we shall be capping off 2017 with one last hop to ring in 2018 on the beach at Waikiki! Powered by: http://www.EmailBackgrounds.com
Seasons Greetings from Outer Space A! With the holidays upon us, it's time for a few tips for Cat 6 travel for those among us intrepid enough to attempt it during the busiest season of the year. While retiree travel is not recommended, as a rule, during periods like the holidays, it may be possible,…Read more Holiday Travel Tips
As the summer vacation season draws to close this Labor Day, it's time to begin getting organized for fall travel! It's probably a bit too early to actually try to head skyward if the destination is OCONUS - DODDS students can begin the year up to a month after school starts (and depart up to…Read more Let the Travel Season Commence!
My three idyllic weeks studying Italian in the beautiful city of Lucca had come to an end, and it was time to bid arrividerci to Italia and begin the long trek back to the east coast, and ultimately home to the great Pacific Northwest. Since our Plan "A" for getting to Italy had not…Read more Full Circle Part 3: The Long Way Almost Home
Family visits happily concluded, it was time to move on to phase II of our springtime space a journey - three weeks in my favorite little city in all of Italy: Lucca! I had signed up at Lucca Italian School (www.luccaitalianschool.com) for language lessons beginning April 3, and rented an apartment from Air BnB with…Read more Full Circle – Part 2: On to Italy!