In response to the phone post yesterday, several readers mentioned the TMobile Military One Plan as another option. Here is the info on that plan. It appears that, for one or two age-qualifying people, the cost of the Senior Plan is a bit less expensive($10). However, the larger (or younger!) the family, the more the…Read more TMobile Military One Plan Addendum
A couple of years ago, Lady Cat 6 posted about communication options while traveling overseas. They range from purchasing a SIM card in the country you will be visiting, to using any of the ever-proliferating internet calling apps, to arranging with your US carrier for service while outside the US. These options are always changing…Read more A New (for us) Phone Option
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?
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!
The Medevac Bus! (current as of 05/2017) The medevac bus exists to transport active duty/dependent medical patients between the Vicenza, Italy, clinic and the facilities at Landstuhl Hospital, near Ramstein. If there are extra seats available after patients are accommodated (there almost always are!), retirees and other authorized travelers can ride along. There is no…Read more Another space a option in Europe: Take The Bus-