Travel News for Week of May 12

By May 12, 2019Blog

Hi Everyone, Delta Airlines is moving toward free wifi on their flights.   They are beginning testing to determine how best to go about this but it looks as though free wifi may be coming in the near future.

Starting in October 2020, every traveler flying domestically will need a REAL-ID compliant driver’s license or an approved ID Card or passport.   While I have mentioned this in the past, the deadline is coming up so if you have to renew your license in the next year, you might as well get the new compliant license.   Right now, it looks as though all but 7 states have upgraded their licenses to become compliant.  If you live in one of the following states you should pay particular attention as your state is not currently compliant: Oregon, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, and Rhode Island and have been granted a few months’ extension.  California is currently under review and expects to be compliant sometime this month.   If you do not have a REAL-ID compliant driver’s license,  it will not only impact flying, it will impact your ability to access many Federal facilities.    It is easy to get the proper license so please make sure you obtain before the deadline.

Walt Disney World officials announced Thursday the 24th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival would run 87 days between August 29 and November 23, making it the longest food festival at the theme park.   With 12 extra days to enjoy the festivities, visitors to Epcot will be able to enjoy 30 festive global food and wine marketplaces that extend from Future World to encircle the World Showcase promenade.

2020

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  Call for availability.

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.

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.

September 12-23, 2020  Discovering Poland     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 so deposit asap.

November 2020   Panama Canal Cruise

April 2021    Lynn and Lidia’s Sicily and Southern Italy tour with sant’ippolito!   Stay tuned for more information. Have a great week! Lynn

Have a great week!

Lynn