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June 2019 Newsletter
Hi 
<<First Name>>,

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather, at last! 
Now's the time we start having picnics, swimming, vacations-- what a fun time of year! 
The past month was very busy for my agency and personal life. A lot of people are having (or going to have) amazing trips  to Europe, the Caribbean celebrating anniversaries and birthdays! 
My daughter Kristin and her husband just moved into their new house in Virginia.  Mac and I went down to help unpack-- we had such fun time.  We celebrated Mother's Day, their anniversary and Mac's birthday while we were there. 
In the beginning of May, I had the pleasure of planning our friends Nancy and Bob's trip for their 32nd anniversary at Turks and Caicos at the West Bay Club.  They had such a wonderful time (as you can see from the pictures).
 
***There is not too much time left to book/reserve for three of my upcoming trips--The closing date for the group rates I'm holding is July 2nd. This includes the Wine Tour in August, Mediterranean cruise in October and Ireland trip in November.
So, if you're thinking about any or all of these trips, contact me to put down your deposit to get the best price available with my special rates- which expire July 2nd from the suppliers.  

Enjoy your summer cook-outs and happy Fathers Day to all of you Fathers out there! 



TRAVEL! LIVE! EXPLORE!

Kathy and Mac

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:

“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: http://www.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. 
Mac has learned a few things through his experience with law enforcement and graciously shares them with our subscribers for their safety.


Keep your eyes peeled! 
If your neighborhood doesn't already have a neighborhood Block Watch, you can simply get to know your neighbors and work out a mutual watch and warning system to prevent burglars and other break-ins.
 

  

Watch out!

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:
> Be mindful of your surroundings.  When traveling to places in Europe, often times the sidewalks and roads are uneven.  This can cause you to trip or lose your balance. 
> Watch your step and be careful when stepping off curbs (this applies to your local curbs, too ;) )


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

Bob & Nancy- Turks and Caicos

Bob & Nancy- Turks and Caicos

Bob & Nancy- View from their balcony

Gorgeous!

Mac & Me with daughter Kristin

Moving in party!

Finger Lakes Wine Tour 2019

Aug. 10th & 11th, 2019: 
Join us fo a spectacular tour of the beautiful Finger Lakes, NY wine country!
We'll be touring and tasting at seven beautiful wineries on this trip.  Dinner at the enchanting Belhurst Castle, overnight stay at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront includes full breakfast. Lunch at Ginny Lee Café at Wagner Vineyards! 
This trip always sells out, so call soon to reserve your seats!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vkrmBIMA03KQuz61aVoRBjsOh2P34AqX/view
 

Western Mediterranean- MSC Cruises- Divina- October 19-26, 2019   

Experience the culture of Europe from the beginning to the end of your cruise. MSC Divina is a European vessel with accommodations, staff and cuisine that let's the passenger continue the European experience onboard ship. 

7 Nights in Western Mediterranean: 

Leaves Genoa, Italy
Civitaivecchia (Rome)
Italy Palermo (Monreale) 
Italy Cagliari, Italy
Palma Le Mallorca, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Marseille (Provence) 
France
Arrives Genoa, Italy

For more information, click on the link below:

An Ireland Adventure- Journey's Connect Nov. 1-8, 2019

Belfast, Derry, Ballyfarnon: Truly the adventure of a lifetime! 
  • Accommodations feature all 4-Star hotels
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 4- three- course dinners
  • Titanic Experience
  • Historical Belfast City Tour with a local guide
  • The Giant's Causeway
  • The Guinness Storehouse
For more information, click on the link below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fdSuyIyeQKKrRmOIt2E4Pr-sEgSz3cyg/view
 

Perfect Day Bahamas Cruise- Royal Caribbean- Oasis of the Seas- July 25-Aug1, 2020

7 Nights Perfect Day Bahamas Cruise-  
Departs Cape Liberty, NJ 
Visiting Cococay and Nassau Bahamas
Royal Caribbean has outdone themselves on refurbishing this gorgeous ship! There are 13 beautiful bars and lounges, flip-flop and family friendly restaurants, award winning shows, pools and creative activities for adults and children!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gkY2rvg3veHRz9b174H-fSZwA7Ka_Un-/view

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

**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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