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March 2020 Newsletter
Hi 
<<First Name>>,

Irish Greetings! March is known for spreading Irish cheer and wearing lots of green, but it is more than throwing a St. Patrick's Day party.  March was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the God of War.  March 20th is the first day of Spring when Mother Nature comes alive.  March brings with it the promise of warmer sunny days and beautiful, colorful flowers.  

Coming up, I have many amazing trips planned for this year and next year! 
  • Our Wine Tour is right around the corner in August-- What a great weekend getaway this trip is!  This trip is super popular and always sells out, so if you're thinking about joining us, call to reserve your seats as soon as possible. (more details on the links below)
  • In October is the fabulous River Cruise to Paris France and Normandy on the Avalon Tapestry II.  This trip also offers a pre-package which includes a tour of Paris, the Louvre (where we'll see the Mona Lisa), the Eiffel Tower, and we'll stay in a beautiful hotel in Paris.  (more details are on the links below)
  • New Years Eve Cruise- Royal Caribbean Anthem- What better way to start the new year than on a gorgeous ship and visiting the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas and the private island of Coco Cay! (more details on the links below)
For those of you who have been asking about Ireland for next year, we are planning a trip in May of 2021, for 8 days.  More details to follow. 

May the luck of the Irish be with you! 
Kathy 

My hot travel picks for the Month- Don't miss these amazing adventures!! 

*** Finger Lakes Wine Tour-  August 15 & 16,2020 ***Special Group Rate expires May 30, 2020
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/KathyMac-%20Finger%20Lakes%20Wine%20Tour-%202020.pdf?ver=1580077853681


*** Bermuda- Royal Caribbean- Empress of the Seas- June 29-July 6, 2020 **Special group rate expired Mar.1, 2020-- However, booking is still available at Royal Caribbean's current rate for staterooms.
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/2020-%20Royal%20Caribbean%20Empress%20of%20the%20Seas.pdf?ver=1567020758991
*** Paris to Normandy River Cruise - Journey's Connect- Avalon Tapestry II- Oct. 3-14 (includes Pre and post dates) ** Special group rate expires June 10, 2020
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/Paris%20to%20Normandy%20Oct%202020%20Kathy%20Mac%20Flyer%26Res.pdf?ver=1563751374672
 

Upcoming trips for 2019 and 2020 : CLICK ON THE BLUE LINK TO SEE THE CORRESPONDING FLYER ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

Upcoming trips for 2019 and 2020:
          For more information click on the link below: 

“Where the destination and the Traveler come together to fit like a glove. Let us show you the world!”

We can customize any trip, vacation or destination that you desire.  You show up, we do the rest! We handle everything here-- and there!
For more information about designing a tailor made trip to Europe, which is my expertise, please contact me at: kathymacstravel@gmail.com /
610-821-8829

Mac's Hot Safety Travel Tips​

Mac’s Tips- Donald "Mac" MacConnell, is a retired police Chief, has served with the PA State Police and was an MP for the Army, is a graduate of the FBI Academy, NA. 
Mac has learned a few things through his experience with law enforcement and graciously shares them with our subscribers for their safety.


What's your number?
Credit card safety is probably what travelers are most concerned about when traveling. 

  •  It's always a good idea to have your credit card numbers and credit card company's phone number on a list, separate from your wallet or purse, should you lose them (or have them stolen) and need to get replacements and/or stop use of them. 
  • If you have a list, another suggestion is to have a second list at home as a back-up.
  • Never put your security code on the list, just the phone number of the credit card company and the last four digits of your credit card.


 

My physical therapist from Priority Physical Therapy, Allison Brewer, has some great tips on protecting your body from travel injuries.  Here are a few she shared with me:
Stretch it out!!
After you're done touring, give your back a much needed stretch to help loosen your muscles.
Here is a simple stretch exercise that your back will thank you for: 

  • Lay on the bed, and gently bring your knees up so your feet are flat on the bed.

  • Slowly, with your knees together, sway your legs to one side, then the other and repeat this rotatation a few times. 
 



Priority Physical Therapy LLC
Allison Brewer PT, DPT
Allentown, PA
610-432-7733

Here's a blast from the past!  Some of you may see yourself in the group picture on our Caribbean Cruise!
My friend Dorothy and I on a cruise to Venice several years ago.  What fun we had! 
 

Travel Photography Tips 

Don't Delete them, yet!
Don't delete your photo's on the fly- 
Keep them all until you get home -- you never know what you might have captured and didn't  see immediately. 
 

Bermuda- and Newport RI- Celebrity Cruises - Summit- June 28-July 5, 2020- 7 Nights

7 Nights Bermuda and Newport RI: Departs Cape Liberty, NJ
Visiting Bermuda and Newport, RI 
King's Wharf, Bermuda, downtown Hamilton, Gibbs Lighthouse, the Aquarium. And of course, beautiful Horseshoe bay with it's pink sand! 
Newport, RI offers a true taste of New England charm and heritage. Colonial era architecture, and the freshest seafood around!
Deposit $250.00 per person. 
For more information click on the link below: 
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/2020-%20Flyer%20Celebrity%20-%20Summit%20Cruise.pdf?ver=1561415121169

Bermuda- Royal Caribbean- Empress of the Seas- June 29- July 6, 2020- 7 Nights

Old world charm meets paradise! Discover a history-filled paradise and luxurious pink sand beaches in Bermuda.
Departs Cape Liberty, NJ 
  • Explore British colonial landmarks like the Royal Navy Dockyard. 
  • Take a dip, and snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters at Horseshoe Bay. 
  • Shop and wander through the vibrantly painted streets of St. George's and Hamilton, and see the Gothic-style towers of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. 
  • Hike the Railway Trail and take in views of the clear-water coast, or snorkel among shipwrecks and coral reefs at Tobacco Bay.
  • While here, you must visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo!
Deposit $250. per person
For more information click on the link below: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/2020-%20Royal%20Caribbean%20Empress%20of%20the%20Seas.pdf?ver=1567020758991

Paris to Normandy River Cruise- Oct 3-14, 2020 (Pre/Post dates)

You'll fall in love with... This fabulous river cruise that combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy. On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight. 
Deposit $250. per person
For more information click on the link below: 

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/Paris%20to%20Normandy%20Oct%202020%20Kathy%20Mac%20Flyer%26Res.pdf?ver=1563751374672

 

St Marten, Martinique, Grenada, Aruba Ocean Cay, Miami- MSC Cruises- Meraviglia - Oct. 22- Nov. 3, 2020 - 12 Nights

12 Night Grand Voyage - Departs NYC 
Visiting St. Marten, Martinique, Grenada, Aruba and a private Island in the Bahamas Ocean Cay, then to Miami. 
Exquisite, authentic dining options, Cirque Du Soleil, gorgeous state rooms with perfect blend of comfort and style. 
Deposit $250.00pp 
For more information click on the link below: 
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/2020-%20Flyer-%20MSC-%20Meraviglia%20Oct%2022-Nov%203%2C%20202.pdf?ver=1578268001252

 

Bahamas- Royal Caribbean- Anthem of the Seas- Dec. 27, 2020 to Jan. 4, 2021- 8 Nights

8 Nights-  Departs Cape Liberty, NJ 
Visiting Orlando FL, Coco Cay and Nassau Bahamas
Deposit $250.00pp
For more information click on the link below:  
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/A-1%20new%20Years%20(1).pdf?ver=1578268001252

 

12 Day Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Denmark- Cruise- Carnival Legend -Aug. 15- 27, 2021

For a cruise vacation that’s sure to go down in your history books, this trip is phenomenal!

Deposit $400.pp Due by June 20, 2020
For more information click on the link below: 
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6b02f2c8-2dc2-4c40-83da-bb12d65a5bf6/downloads/2021%20Legend%20Carnival%20Northern%20Europe.pdf?ver=1583454834186

Why use KathyMac’s Travel services to plan your dream vacation instead of booking the trip on your own?
The internet is a wonderful, useful tool to book your own trip.  In some cases, you may find great deals, and it is tempting to grab the best price for your vacation.  However, those prices don’t always include fees, taxes and other service charges. Nor do they give you assistance on traveling to and from airports, or have a contact should you have an issue during your trip.  You are on your own.  If you’re traveling to a foreign country, this can be very scary and possibly dangerous. 
 
When you book your vacation with KathyMac’s Travel, you will always get exact prices, and no hidden costly surprises. Guaranteed.  You have the peace of mind that you and your family have someone to take care of any issues that might arise during your trip.  KathyMac’s Travel is with you every step of the way, in case you need help, and will work on your behalf should you need assistance.  We offer peace of mind and valuable vacation experiences! Group and individual travel.
 

What we do for you- 

  1. Meet with clients to discuss trip, budget, expectations. 
  2. Contact vendors to get best price and accommodations. Research tours and other sites that would make the trip more meaningful. 
  3. Arrange for Pre- and Post- packages** when applicable. 
  4. Arrange for transportation to and from the airport or cruise port.
  5. During your trip, should any issues arise, KathyMac’s Travel is there for you 24/7 

** Pre packages include transportation to hotel near departure airport the day before trip, which gives peace of mind and no worries about delays in traffic to get to the airport. In some cases, local tours are included. 
** Post packages (applies to Cruise’s only) include transportation from the cruise ship to a hotel or the airport, whichever is appropriate for the trip.  

Should you get travel insurance- Yes or No? 

KathyMac’s Travel offers Travel Guard through AIG.  We ALWAYS recommend purchasing travel insurance when traveling—especially when traveling out of the country.  The cost is so minimal for the peace of mind and benefits that the coverage offers.  
Coverage includes**: 
  • Travel medical assistance- emergency medical requests, including prescription replacement assistance, physician referrals, medical evacuations (if you need to be flown home for medical reasons). Will speak with medical personnel on your behalf at medical facility regarding payment. Will arrange and pay for for professional medical assistance, if necessary, to accompany you when traveling home.
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance- any travel emergency including lost, stolen or delayed baggage, replacing lost passport , emergency cash transfers, 24hr hotline to make emergency travel changes, such as rebooking flights, hotel reservations, tracking lost luggage. 
  • Concierge Services- Assists with restaurant referrals and reservations, tee time reservations, sporting or theater tickets, etc. 
  • Personal Security Assistance- includes evacuation assistance and safety advisories 
100% reimbursement of trip cost for cancellation**
150% reimbursement of trip cost for interruption
$750. Trip interruption- return air only
$750. Trip Delay (Max. $150.00/day)- pays for
accommodations while you’re delayed
$250. Missed connection – pays towards your rescheduled flight
$1000. Baggage & Personal Effects- If your baggage is lost or stolen
$300. Baggage delay- in case of delayed baggage and you need to purchase clothing and personal items.
$25,000- Accident Sickness Medical Expense
$500,000- Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains
$10,000- Accidental Death & Dismemberment

** Limitations apply
** Even if you have life, health, home and auto insurance policies coverage, there may be limitations if you travel out of the United States.  
** This summary is a general overview of the GOLD coverage through TravelGuard.  Please feel free to inquire about the details of your specific needs. 
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