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
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