One of the best things about military life is the chance to see the world. Choices for you and your family include space-available air travel, military accommodations, and recreational facilities. These tips can help:
- Consider off-season travel to popular destinations. For instance, January and September are typically light travel months.
- Make lodging reservations early. Ask about availability as soon as you know your travel dates, especially if you plan to stay over a holiday or long weekend. But make sure you understand the cancellation policies in case your travel plans change.
- Have a back-up plan if you're traveling on a space-available basis. Getting "bumped" from your room reservation or flight won't disrupt your trip if you have back-up arrangements.
- Confirm that you have current information for installation lodgings and Air Mobility Command (AMC) flights. Visit the AMC Travel website for more information.
Research military travel bargains online. There are many commercial websites geared to military leisure travel. Check them regularly for limited time cruise and travel packages.
- Ask about military discounts. You'll find reduced rates on attractions, entertainment, and transportation in many parts of the United States, especially where there's a large resident military community.
- Get reliable information for overseas destinations. For entry requirements, safety advice, and travel advisories, visit the Department of State website.
- Share and exchange travel tips with others. It's fun to talk about trips, and you'll get some of the best ideas from word-of-mouth recommendations.