None of us would probably enjoy swimming or playing in water that has algae. However, if you plan on traveling with your dog this summer, keep in mind that some dog owners have lost their dogs to what is probably the result of a toxin produced by blue-green algae. This algae occurs naturally in bodies of freshwater but when temperatures increase, the algae growth explodes and produce toxins that are very dangerous for our furry friends. It is important that if you see algae in a lake you should not expose your animal to it. -Fodor’s Travel
Walt Disney World in Florida just launched a new ticket offer for fall guests. The Mid-Day Magic Ticket allows guests to enjoy admissions after noon at one theme park per day. As of Thursday 2,3, and 4 day tickets are available for start dates on or before December 15, 2019. Two day tickets start at $88 per day plus tax. Three day tickets start at $84 per day plus tax, and four day tickets start at $79 per day plus tax.
Travel tip: Before closing your suitcase for your next trip, remember to take a picture of the contents. If you need to apply for reimbursement for lost luggage, you will have proof of the contents. Also, slip a copy of your itinerary in the suitcase with your phone number. It will be much easier for the airline to get in touch with you or return the suitcase to you should it end up missing.
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 We have had a couple of cancellations for Oberammergau so if you are interested, don’t delay. This is a much sought after, once in every 10 year, event.
May 30-June 7, 2020 Paris and Normandy River Cruise A few rooms are still available.
June 13-21 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. Ready for deposit.
June 16-26 Shrines of Italy This pilgrimage will visit The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, San Giovanni Rotundo, Tomb of Padre Pio, Abbey of Santissima Trinita, Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, Vatican City with Papal Audience, Christian Rome City Tour, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Although we will not be traveling with this group, we are preparing it for Fr. Anthony Strouse. Deposit now. Early booking discount is in effect.
August 15-23 Canadian Rockies We’ll fly into Vancouver and after enjoying the sights of Vancouver and Victoria, we’ll head up to Kamloops and then to Jasper National Park. We’ll see the Athabascan Glacier from our snow machine. We’ll visit the spectacular Lake Louise and then on to Banff. Ready for deposit. 10% early booking discount on this trip! September 12-23, 2020
Discovering Poland We’ll visit Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw, and Krakow. Ready for deposit! Check out the itinerary at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/902378
October 6-14, 2020 Autumn Colors We’ll fly into historic Boston and then head to Lexington and Concord where the “shot heard round the world was fired”. We’ll head through the Berkshires, stopping at a historic mill and glass blowing facility. We’ll visit the historic town of Woodstock.Sample some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at their factory before venturing into New Hampshire and and stunning of views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast. We’ll visit Acadia National Park and the beautiful town of Bar Harbor. On our way south we’ll journey past lighthouses, fisheries, and seaside dwellings before arriving at Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This is a very popular trip that will fill quickly and currently has an early payment discount so deposit asap.
January 24- February 8, 2021 Panama Canal Cruise This is a full transit 15 day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. We will visit Cartagena, Columbia; Panama Canal Full Transit; Fuerte Amador (Panama City); Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragu; and Cabo San Lucas before disembarking in San Francisco. Taking deposits.
April 2021 Lynn and Lidia’s Sicily and Southern Italy tour with sant’ippolito! Stay tuned for more information. Have a great week! Lynn
May 2021 Budapest to Bucharest River Cruise Will be ready for deposit late Fall.
September, 2021 Rhine, Moselle, and Baden-Baden Will be ready for deposit late Fall
Have a great week!