Last year on one of our tours we had someone who had lost her ID and needed to fly. It was very stressful for her. You can definitely fly domestically if you lose your ID but it is a bit more difficult. If you arrive at the airport without your driver’s license you will need to get to the airport earlier than usual as you will be subjected to extra screening. You’ll need to complete a release form giving information to allow the TSA to check your social security records. You will then go through an interview to identify you. Once you’ve been identified you will be allowed to go through the checkpoint.
If you are flying internationally, you cannot fly without proper identification. If you lose your passport you will need to contact the nearest embassy/consulate. We always recommend keeping a photo of our passport in a secure place or emailing it to yourself so that you can take that with you to the embassy/consulate.
If you are going on a cruise, CruiseCritic reminds us that there are certain items you must remember to pack:
- An adapter. If you are cruising outside of North America/Caribbean, you will want to remember an adapter. Some cruise ships have both US plugs and European but if you are staying any time in a hotel, you must have an adapter.
- C chargers.
- Emergency Contact List. Keep an emergency contact list in a place other than your cell phone. If you become disabled, it may be difficult or impossible for someone else to get into your phone.
- Proper ID.
- Sweater. Even if you are going to the Caribbean, dining rooms on cruise ships are notoriously cold.
- My favorite: Ziploc bags. They are useful for a number of things from wet bathing suits to leftover snacks. We never leave home without some Ziplocs in our suitcase.
April 22-May 5 Lynn and Lidia’s Italy My number 1 guide and good friend will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places. We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento,Isle of Capri, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Lucca , Florence, San Gimignano and more. Call for availability.
June 6-20, 2019 Viking Homelands This cruise will take place on the Viking Sea. This cruise will visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland,and Berlin. Call for availability.
August 11-21, 2019 Delightful Danube and Prague Join us as we spend three wonderful days in the beautiful city of Prague before boarding the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for a seven night cruise down the Danube. We’ll visit the towns of Regensburg, Passau, Melk, and Vienna before ending our journey in the amazing city of Budapest. Call for availability.
September 8-16 Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice We’ll visit Reykjavik, before traveling the Golden Circle. We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur. We’ll have an opportunity to explore caves or lava fields. We’ll spend some time with a family that keeps alive a 400 year old fishing tradition. We’ll stop at the Volcano Visitor Center to learn how families survived during the 2010 explosion. We’ll take a cruise among the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching before returning home. Time to deposit! See the itinerary at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/861057
May 17-28, 2020 Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle. Check out the itinerary: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/817395
May 31, 2020 Paris and Normandy River Cruise We will be ready for deposit late Fall of this year.
June 2020 Colorado Rockies We’ll fly in and out of the Mile High City of Denver and then travel to Grand Junction. We’ll visit the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, National Park, and Mesa Verda National Park. We’ll then travel to Durango and ride the Silverton RailRoad before ending our trip in Colorado Springs.
September 2020 Discover Poland
October 2020 Autumn Colors
Have a great week!