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April 2019 Newsletter
Hi 
<<First Name>>,

Spring has sprung and now it's time to have fun! What is your idea of fun? Taking a walk, sitting on the porch, or maybe taking a ride to see all of the flowers blooming? Easter this year is late, so it will be more colorful with all the flowers and leaves on the trees. When I was a child, growing up, if Easter was towards the end of April.  We would go for a ride after church and have dinner at a nearby restaurant. Our Easter hats and outfits were very important back then!  I remember having a new little purse and lacy gloves and of course an Easter hat!!  It was so much fun!  We would visit relatives to show off our Easter outfits.  If it was really warm, we would change and go on my father's boat at Greenwood Lake, in New York.

You can still keep the spirit alive by doing something special that day, by taking a small trip for a couple of days, go to the shore, or a hike in the mountains, have a picnic outdoors. This is great time to daydream about taking a trip! I  am looking forward to, and getting ready for the upcoming trips this summer and fall.  Seats are filling up for the Finger Lakes Wine Tour-- last year we had a wait list, so call me to reserve your spot as soon as possible.   The group rates for the the Divina, Triumph and Ireland are unbeatable and going fast-- again, please call me as soon as possible so you don't miss out on these great trips of a lifetime! 

Enjoy the color and smells of April!
Kathy and Mac

Upcoming trips for 2019 : 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- 

Resist the urge to post pictures and travel information on social media until you return from your trip. 
Statistics have shown that more people have had burglaries in their homes while they were away, as a result of  their travel information being made public on social media.  

What a pain in the butt!

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:

Gents- don't put your wallet in your back pocket when you'll be sitting for a long time.  It will compress your sciatica. This leads to a lot aching down into the legs. Ask Mac-- what pain he has had! He has now been going to Allison for physical therapy for the damage the wallet has done to his sciatica.  

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

Eastern Caribbean- Carnival Cruises Sunrise (Formerly Triumph)- Aug.
19-27, 2019- 

Carnival Cruises "The Fun Ship" - Sunrise- recently refurbished and gorgeous! Just hop our private luxury bus to New York, and be whisked away to the sultry Caribbean! 
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   

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
 

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! 
 

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.  
The cost of insurance is based on your age.  For example, a 60year old individual’s cost is $39.00.
 
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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