Here's an amazing statistic: I've blogged for over six months on just about every aspect of military financial independence and early retirement. In nearly 80 posts, what's been the most popular topic for over a week?: Surfing. Are you people miserable on deployment or what? Just how cold a winter has it been up there? Or are all of those hits … [Read more...] about Lifestyles in Military Retirement: Learning to Surf in Hawaii
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. If you're qualified for military … [Read more...] about During retirement: where do you want to go next?
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. First, the park's names have changed to reflect the growth of the … [Read more...] about Construction Tour of the New USS ARIZONA Memorial Museums
"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 was fantastic but we didn't see … [Read more...] about Lifestyles in Military Retirement: Surfing