Finalmente! After being grounded for nearly a year from a medical hiccup, Lady Cat 6 and Sponsor are are getting ready to head to Europe in a few days! Along with packing and making sure our documents are in order, we are prepping our T-Mobile phones for our adventure. In case folks are unaware, there…Read more Phone Reminder for Overseas Travel
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
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
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!
Happy Cinco de Mayo in Outer Space A! And, remember, the prime window for overseas Cat 6 travel will be closing soon! You have about 10 days until Cat 2, 3, 4, and 5 folks begin swelling roll calls and filling terminals around the globe! The busy summer travel season begins ramping up quickly around the…Read more Cinco Days into Mayo – Time Is Running Out!
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