Lady Cat 6 and Sponsor have returned from our Autumn travels, and are (mostly) recovered from jet lag and other sundry (and not so sundry) issues that arose during our journey. This year, our space-a travel ended up being space-a only in that we traveled via the Medevac Bus from Vicenza to Ramstein. We had…Read more Autumn Travels 2018
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!
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
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?