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August 2018 Newsletter
Hi <<First Name>>,

Fall is now upon us with all the beautiful colors. The air and the smell of fireplaces are intoxicating. September was a very busy month for me. Sept. 8th we had another event at Chico’s. Dorothy Pfeifer, Nancy Brown, and Carol Smith had fun modeling travel clothes.  I even put a few outfits on myself. There are so many outfits today that are lightweight, so it allows you to be under the weight of your luggage.  The best way to pack is to roll your clothes and put them in packing cubes. Your clothes stay neat and wrinkle free.  The packing cubes can act as a drawer also. 

My group and I are getting ready for our Northern Europe Trip! It is so exciting to see places that have so much history. There is nothing wrong with laying by a pool with a view of the ocean—but if that’s all you do, you miss out on so much history, culture and European culinary.  If you put yourself in a new place with fresh eyes, and open mind, then the adventure begins.  Imagine sitting at an Italian café having a cappuccino with an Italian pastry.  Or at an Italian vineyard sampling the wines. And then sitting down with your group and having an Italian lunch. 

My group for next October- to the Western Mediterranean has all of this from Italy to Spain, then to France. The cabins are going very fast—it will be an exciting trip!  (Please look at details on the link below).

If you would like to stay closer to home, look at our 8-day cruise leaving out of New York on the Carnival Sunrise (previously named Triumph), traveling to the gorgeous Caribbean! (Please look at details on the link below).

Reasons to use a travel agent vs. booking trips on your own are too numerous to mention!! There may be discounts out there where you can make travel arrangements yourself, but the old adage “you get what you pay for” is applicable to those situations.  Travel Agents can get amenities for you, such as:

·         daily breakfasts,

·         special attention for tours,

·         travel insurance based on what is best for YOU,

·         ship-board credit (only available to travel agents),

·         transportation to and from the airport,

·         Arranging pre- and post, accommodations at the hotel near your departure, to ensure that you get a good nights rest prior to, and after your trip. And most importantly, that you are safe in case of inclement weather delays traveling to your ship or airport.  There is nothing that will start your trip off on a “bad foot” like missing a flight connection, or being stuck in traffic for hours on your way to your airport or ship dock.

The seats are filling up for the New York City bus trip on Dec. 8th ! This is a great way to start the holiday season and to see the decorations at Rockefeller Center and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show.  For more information, click on the link below.

Enjoy the colorful transition of Fall.

Kathy and Mac

Kathy and Mac
 
Upcoming trips for 2018 : CLICK ON THE BLUE LINK TO SEE THE CORRESPONDING FLYER ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION

Upcoming trips for 2019:

“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:

When traveling, try to blend in:

Here are a few dead give-away’s that you are a tourist and potential “mark”:

·         Wearing white socks with sandals

·         Fanny packs

·         Wearing shorts and tee-shirts, when everyone else is wearing business attire

·         Stay alert!  And try to blend in.

Pack and Travel Event at Chico's, Lehigh Valley Mall

Chico's Travel Event


Good for Every Body

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:

·        Remember your body mechanics—when lifting your suitcase, remember to lift with your legs and protect your back.

·         Have back pain?  Always have a small sweater or sweatshirt with you, that you can roll into a ball and place at your lower back while seated on a long trip.

Be a VIP for the Day- Oct. 25, 2018 (**Sold Out** please call to be put on wait list)

MSC Cruises and Kathy Mac’s Travel graciously invite you to a“Test the Waters” Event on the spectacular MSC Divina

New York, NY Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Combining the elegance and glamour of the golden age of ocean travel with ultra-modern features, the gorgeous 139,072-ton, 3,502-guest MSC Divina caters to all age groups. The stunning Fantasy Class ship is perfect for families, a couple's romantic getaway or a fun-filled cruise with friends. 

  • Spend the day onboard one of MSC Cruise’s most extravagant and exciting cruise ship’s

  • You’ll be given an exclusive VIP tour, showcasing the ships most fun and elegant features!

  • Price includes round-trip luxury bus transportation, tour, and gourmet lunch presented in one of the

    most gorgeous dining rooms, you’ll ever see!

  • $40.00 per person- Limited reservations available, call 610-821-8859, by Oct. 1, 2018 to reserve your spot!


For more information, click the link below:

A Day in New York City- Dec. 8, 2018

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Kathy and Mac on their fun-filled annual holiday bus trip to fabulous New York City! 
Trip includes:
  • Round trip bus transportation by J&J Luxury Transportation
  • Continental Breakfast to take on the bus
  • Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as we travel to Snuffy’s Steak House
  • Christmas music and movie on the bus. 
Things to do on your own (not included):
  • Take in the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall
  • Carriage ride through Central Park
  • Shopping on 3rdAve. and historic South Street Seaport (over 100 stores, Carolers, and a light show!)
  • Lunch at on of the many great eateries
  • Dinner at Snuffy’s Steakhouse and Pantagis Renaissance, Scotch Plains, NJ
This trip sells out quickly, call as soon as possible to reserve your seat! 610-821-8829 

For more information, click on the link below: 
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Eastern Caribbean- Carnival Cruises Sunrise (Formerly Triumph)- Aug. 19-27, 2019

Carnival Cruises "The Fun Ship" -
Depart New York, NY:
San Juan,
Puerto Rico 
St. Thomas
Grand Turk 
 
For more information, click on the link below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s03ul_17FehSHyWRAh-q4gGy0BK2IYUQ/view

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

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:
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