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Lifestyles in military retirement: Haleakala Crater redux
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Lifestyles in military retirement: Haleakala Crater redux

Last week we hiked Maui's Haleakala Crater again.  This post stands on its own, but you'll appreciate the background if you first read the post about our introduction to this beautiful yet harsh environment. Four days, three nights, 20 miles of lava-rock trails at altitude. (Here's a two-page Haleakala Crater map ...

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Lifestyles in military retirement: Haleakala Crater
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Lifestyles in military retirement: Haleakala Crater

My friend Jay asked me to post this before we go to Maui.  He either wants to check our morale or get our final thoughts on record... A year ago we got a call from a good friend. He grew up on Maui and had hiked Haleakala Crater for over 50 years. He and his spouse had formed a 12-person group for their next trip but ...

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During retirement: where do you want to go next?
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During retirement: where do you want to go next?

  You might have joined the military to see the world, but now you can do it all over again at your own pace. Vacation travel is expensive on a fixed schedule for short times at destination resorts. However, retirement travel and the "perpetual travel" lifestyle can exploit seasonal prices with longer stays. ...

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Construction Tour of the New USS ARIZONA Memorial Museums
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Construction Tour of the New USS ARIZONA Memorial Museums

So what do you do all day in early retirement? For starters, you can volunteer at the brand-new USS ARIZONA Memorial Visitor's Center. Spouse wangled a hardhat tour of the museums as they get ready for their 7 December opening on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. USS ARIZONA Memorial and Battleship ...

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Lifestyles in Military Retirement:  Surfing
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Lifestyles in Military Retirement: Surfing

"Your assignment officer wants to send us to... Hawaii?!?" When we arrived here over 20 years ago, Hawaii seemed like a consolation prize for military who couldn't get orders to San Diego. Spouse and I spent our first eight years at duty stations on the East Coast and in Europe. Graduate school in Monterey, CA ...

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