In July, I was fortunate to have a
few days of vacation in Door County, Wisconsin. The wonderful
thing about this well-known peninsula is that it allows visitors
to enjoy the beautiful coastlines of both Lake Michigan and
Green Bay. Most people who travel want to get that one truly
great photo which summarizes their vacation experience. My
photo was of an iconic sunset along the bay at Ephraim harbor.
Where will you take your next great vacation photo? Our summer
newsletter has details on how you can secure your space to see
the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau, why you should apply now
for the TSA Pre-Check, what to do if your purse or wallet is
stolen, 8 reasons to love Basel, travel specials and the latest
Virtuoso travel magazines. There is only 1 ˝ months left of
longer days, warmer temperatures and beautiful summer sunsets.
the town of Oberammergau, a historical event takes place only
once a decade; an enlightening and dramatic production of the
Passion Play. Performed just once every 10 years, the community
comes together in recognition of their deliverance from the
Great Plague of 1634. Trafalgar guests have been part of this
spectacular event since 1970 and they invite you to enjoy this
momentous experience with them in 2020. You will not only see
the Passion Play, but, also meet the people from the town, learn
about their local culture and discover this picturesque region.
I have personally experienced the Passion Play in Oberammergau
and it is a very moving experience. Trafalgar offers 9
different itineraries which will include the Passion Play. I
can either email you an e-brochure or mail you an actual
brochure. You are able to secure your space at this time.
Please contact Pam for more information.
TSA PRE-CHECK-On July 26, 2017, the
Administration (TSA) began to implement new, stronger screening
procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place
all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray
screening in standard lanes.
In standard screening lanes, TSA officers will be stationed in
front of the checkpoint X-ray machines to guide passengers
through the screening process and recommend how best to arrange
their carry-on items for X-ray screening. Travelers are
encouraged to organize their carry-on bags and keep them
uncluttered to ease the screening process and keep the lines
If you have not
already applied for the TSA Pre-Check, I would highly suggest to
apply now. The cost is only $85.00 for five years. If
accepted, there will be no need to remove, shoes, belts, light
jackets, laptops or 3-1-1 compliant liquids. Go on to their
https://universalenroll.dhs.gov and to find out the nearest
enrollment center by you. You are able to fill out the
application online, set up an appointment and find out which
documents to bring with you to the appointment. Enroll now to
become part of an expedited screening program that provides for
a better air travel experience.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PURSE OR WALLET IS STOLEN-We
know it can happen and should be prepared if it does. I
recently read an article in the Chicago Tribune which gave
expert tips on what you should do if this situation arises.
*Report the theft to the police and
make sure you receive a case number. If your identity is
stolen, a police report provides evidence in your favor. Also,
if you are able to file a homeowners report to replace the cost
of your purse or wallet, smartphone, driver’s license,
replacement keys, etc. you will need a copy of the police
*Have your mobile phone company
reset your missing phone to factory settings.
*Call the issuers of your credit and
debit cards to report them stolen. Please note this is
different than canceling them, which could affect your credit
report. Have compromised accounts closed.
*Contact your state’s motor vehicles
department to report your license stolen.
*Keep an eye on credit card
statements, bank accounts and credit score.
*Start the ongoing work of
contacting all companies and utilities that access your
now-closed cards for automatic payment.
DESTINATIONS BY DIXON SMALL GROUP EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET TOUR
We still have availability for our 2017 small group Christmas
Market tour. This exclusive tour is personally designed by Pam
Dixon and cannot be found with any other major tour operator.
The group will stay in the romantic, wine region of the Mosel
Valley in the village of Cochem. Enjoy day trips to Aachen,
Trier, Traben-Trarbach and Mainz, as well as, an excursion to
Maria-Laach Abbey and Marksburg Castle. The dates of the trip
are December 2 to December 9, 2017. The group size is limited
to 10 people. Please contact Pam with any questions and for
the complete details and costs.
note all specials are subject to change, based on availability
and restrictions apply.
2018 Europe and Britain. Book your 2018 travel at 2017 prices
on an authentic, effortless and fun vacation with Trafalgar.
Must book by September 24, 2017. Also, if you pay in full by
January 11, 2018 you can save an additional 10 percent. Past
Trafalgar guests receive 5 pct. off their 2018 land price. The
best thing about booking early is your price is guaranteed even
if regular trip prices increase with the release of the 2018
brochure. So what are you waiting for? Call Pam to secure you
2018 travel and save you money!
advantage of savings up to 65 pct. plus additional exclusives on
your 2018 vacation with Funjet Vacations. Travel dates:
12/28/2017 through 04/02/2018. Book by 08/17/17.
your next Holland America cruise during their Explore 4 (Sip,
Dine share & Save) sale. The sale is their best offer of the
season! Choose from 600+ cruises and get all four: Signature
Beverage Package, Dinner in The Pinnacle Grill, Free or reduced
fares for 3rd/4th guests and 50 pct.
reduced deposit. Book a suite and receive all 4 plus $200 in
onboard spending money per suite. Offer ends 11/17/17.
a flight and hotel package in the continental U.S. and save up
to $250.00 per reservation. Travel now to 03/31/18. Book by
hop in Hawaii and save up to $300.00 when you book a flight and
hotel package. Travel now to 04/30/18. Book by 08/17/17.
VIRTUOSO TRAVEL MAGAZINES
Virtuoso Life August 2017-“A Catalog of Gourmet Getaways”
Virtuoso Traveler August/September 2017