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July 2019 Newsletter
Hi 
<<First Name>>,

Happy Summer! As we get more into the summer we are enjoying vacations and family.  Some of you are getting ready for vacations to places you've never been to before.  You are getting excited and dreaming of the new experiences you'll be having. Many times new experiences also bring unexpected circumstances and throw us out of our comfort zone.  I have found that keeping a positive and adventurous spirit helps a lot!  "When in Rome..." comes to mind.  Relax and concentrate on all the positive things on your trip, and the beauty of what you're seeing, and what you're learning -- it will be priceless! 

This past month, my two daughters came to visit.  We had so much fun shopping and visiting family.  What a beautiful way to start the summer off!  

Clients Christine Mack and her two daughters, Caitlin and Courtney, went to beautiful Paris at the end of May.  This was their first trip abroad and brought many new experiences and adventures!  (photo below) 

We will be finalizing the The Finger Lakes Wine Tour hotel arrangements in a few days. Please call as soon as possible to reserve your seat on this awesome weekend getaway!  

Whatever you're doing this summer, be safe, have fun and learn some new things! 

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: 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.


Homeland Security! 

> Do not hide spare keys outside. It's better to give them to a trusted neighbor, or family member, if possible.
> Ask a neighbor or family member to pick up mail, papers, flyers, etc. and take out trash.
> Another alternative is to have the post office hold your mail until you return

 

  

Hold onto your (compression) socks!

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:
> Compression socks are priceless! Both for airplaine rides and a long day on your feet.
>  It's great leg health to use compression socks to prevent your legs from getting fatigued, and decrease swelling.


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

Christine Mack and daughters, Caitlin and Courtney in Paris

Me and my daughters!

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! 
Only a few seats left for this Wine Tour, 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
 

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

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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