Last week I reported that the TSA was entertaining a proposal to eliminate screening at small airports. Wednesday of this week, the TSA announced it has no plans to eliminate service at any American airport. “We remain committed to our mission to protect the Homeland by improving security, safeguarding our transportation system, and ensuring that over 2.5 million airline passengers get to their destinations safely every day,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told CBS.
If you are planning a trip to the Dominic Republic, Apple Vacations has made their people aware of the following rules for departing the Dominican Republic:
- Passengers are being directed to dispose of or pack in their checked baggage coffee beans/ground coffee, spices and the other items listed below. These items will no longer be allowed through security. Once through security, passengers may purchase these items and bring on the aircraft.
- Unless the passenger has a doctor’s note, Security is also directing passengers to put all medicine in their checked bags.
- Alcohol/Perfume – All bottes alcohol /perfume etc must be placed in checked baggage – alcohol has a 5 liter maximum.
- When departing Dominican Republic, the following items are no longer allowed in a carry-on bag and MUST be packed in checked baggage. The TSA 3-1-1 rule does not apply–even liquids in containers of 3oz or less are NOT allowed through security.
The medication rule is a bit of a concern as we never recommend that people put medications in their checked luggage. So far, this just seems to be a rule for leaving the Dominican Republic.
This past week I returned from an Alaskan cruise. We had a great group of people with us and for the most part, the weather cooperated. We were able to see bear, moose, caribou, whales, dolphins, sea lions, and otters. The glaciers were amazing. Although we have been to Alaska several times, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. We visited Denali State Park and Denali National Park as well as the ports of Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Thank you to our traveling companions who were an absolute delight to travel with to such an awesome destination.
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. Deposit now!
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. I only have 4 spots left for this once every ten years event. Check out the itinerary: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/817395
May 31, 2020 Paris and Normandy River Cruise
June 2020 New!! 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!