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August 2019 Newsletter
Hi 
<<First Name>>,

Happy Summer!
My summer stared out visiting our children and grandchildren in North Carolina.  We had a very nice 4th of July with the grandchildren including fireworks behind the pool.  Very relaxing.

Clients, Tara and daughter Emma, went to Bermuda this summer for their vacation.  As you can see, in the photos below, they swam with the dolphins.  Bermuda is always fun!

I have been busy wrapping up all the groups leaving this fall.  They are going to have so much fun and make some wonderful memories!   

August is one of my favorite months-- lazy and colorful.  I have some fantastic trips planned for next year: 

  • A cruise to Bermuda on Celebrity at the end of June (out of Bayone, NJ). 
  • Royal CaribbeanOasis of the Seas (out of Bayonne, NJ).  
  • **In April we are going back to Scotland! Very excited about this trip!   This trip will be closing the end of November, 2019-- time is getting close- so, if you've been dreaming of this fantastic adventure-- call me as soon as possible! 
  • In Oct. next year, I have a River Cruise going to France.  I you always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower or Norway, this is your chance!  
  • Towards the middle to end of Oct. the MSC Meraviglia sails from New York and goes St Marten, Martinique, Grenada, Aruba and a private Island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay then to Miami. 
I hope you enjoy all the beauty and wonder of August! 
Travel, Live, Enjoy!!
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:

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

Upon Arrival
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Stay with your luggage, when you walk into a hotel lobby- don't leave it behind for someone else to watch over.  Keep your luggage within sight at all times.  This is often a perfect opportunity for people to snatch your belongings and walk away with them. 

> During check-in, ask for a hotel business card that you can keep with you while you're out site seeing, in case you need a ride, you'll have the information for the driver. Or if there's an emergency and you need to contact the hotel.

 

  

Stretch it 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:
> Have a few good stretches in mind- knowing how to stretch your legs is a great way to decrease your pain after long days of touring. 


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

Tara and her daughter Emma in front of the Fairmont Hotel in Bermuda, in July.

Tara & Emma making friends with the dolphins in Bermuda!

High Five! 

What a fun time they had!

We had such a great time visiting our family in North Carolina over the 4th of July! My son gave us all a treat with a beautiful display of fireworks-- and their dog was a real firecracker, too!

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
 

Scotland- History, Skye & the Highlands Adventure- Journey's Connect - Apr. 15-24, 2020

Travel through Charming villages and visit the most historic castles in Scotland. See the most famous of all-- Edinburgh Castle with the city’s Georgian architecture. Visit Glasgow, Culloden Battlefield, Blair Athol Distillery, with whisky tasting. We'll have our own private driver and guides. Truly a trip of a lifetime!  $200.00 deposit 

Celebrity Cruises - Summit- June 28-July 5, 2020

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! $250.00pp due at booking. 

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

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

 

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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