Second Act Travel Program

SIH Travel Policies

Payment is due at time of reservation — call 1.877.480.4040 for reservations. If the traveler cancels after the deadline date, a refund is not issued unless another member can fill the individual’s seat.

It is the responsibility of the The Second Act member to notify the The Second Act office at least 2 weeks prior to the cancellation deadline when he or she has a special need which will require special accommodations in order to allow them to travel. After appropriate notification, all reasonable efforts will be made by the program manager to accommodate the needs of the traveler.

Reservation Policy

When we post NEW trips in the newsletter, each will have a “RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED” note on them. It is our hope that by delaying the registration for a week or so that all members will have an equal opportunity to participate in our travel program.

Activity Level Ratings
  • This rating system assists travelers in determining if they physically will be able to participate in a trip.
  • Level 1 — Trip requires very little walking and standing. An example would include going to see a play and stopping for lunch.
  • Level 2 —Trip requires the ability to walk up to 1 mile, climb up to 10 steps, and stand for up to 1/2 hour. Some seating available, but not guaranteed.
  • Level 3 — Trip requires the ability to walk at least two miles or more, stand for up to 1 hour, and have no trouble climbing steps. Examples of the level include shopping, multi-day trips and craft fairs.

Current Trips



Days of Lewis and Clark (Currently Full – Adding to Wait List)
DATE: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
COST: Member: $87 / Non-member Guest: $97

Return to where Lewis and Clark began their journey on May 14, 1804. We will visit the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site. Here you will experience the journey like never before with five exhibit rooms, the film “At Journey’s Edge,” and a 55-foot full scale “cutaway” keelboat. See how Lewis & Clark lived during your visit to the replica of the Camp River Dubois. A short drive will take us to Cahokia Mounds where we will learn about the largest Native American city north of Mexico. Lunch will be at Josephine’s Gift Shop and Tea Room in Godfrey. Admissions, lunch and transportation included.


New Harmony Historical Tour (Currently Full – Adding to Wait List)

DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2016
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30, 2016
COST: Member: $83 Non-member guest: $93

Step back in time as we visit New Harmony, Indiana. Established in 1814, New Harmony’s architecture is now a blend of the past and present. Upon arrival, we will enjoy lunch at the Red Geranium complete with dessert. We will then travel to the Athenaeum/Visitor’s Center to view a short film about New Harmony’s history. Next our personal guide will take us on a bus tour to visit Thrall’s Opera House, the 1830 house, the Lenz House and much more. Finally, you will have the opportunity to browse the shops downtown, which includes a soap shop, antiques, art, gift shops and more. The cost of the trip includes transportation, lunch and guided tour.


Fabulous 50’s – Badgett Theater
DATE:  Friday, August 19, 2016
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 25, 2016
COST: Member: $84 / Non-member: $94

Travel with us to Grand Rivers, KY. A prepaid lunch at Kentucky Dam Village will be included. After lunch you will enjoy a live performance of The Fabulous 50’s show at The Badgett Playhouse. The trip price includes transportation, lunch and theater admission.


My Favorite Things in Belleville, IL
Date of Trip: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
REGISTRATION DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
CANCELLATION DEADLINE:  Monday, August 15, 2016
COST:  Members:  $85  Non-members: $95

 The “My Favorite Things” trips have become one of our most popular day trips. Mona will take you to some of her favorite places. This year’s destination is Belleville and will include mostly shopping and eating! We’ll start with a visit to the “At Home” store, which has a huge selection of reasonably priced home decorations. Then we will have lunch at Rachel’s Garden with time afterwards to shop in their unique kitchen/gift shop. Along the way we will also visit Ben’s Craft and Floral, Circa Boutique – women’s clothing, a Thomas Kinkaid gallery, a spice and coffee shop, and much more. We end our day with a late afternoon stop at Eckerts for a custard treat and a chance to purchase some “in season” produce. This trip includes lunch, a custard treat and transportation


Ride the Rails to Amish Country (Currently Full – Adding to Wait List)
DATE: Thursday, September 8, 2016
COST: Member: $97 Non-member guest: $107
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All aboard as we meet in Carbondale at the Amtrak station to begin our adventure to central Illinois. Sit back and enjoy a leisurely train ride to Mattoon where a bus will be waiting to take us to Amish country. We will enjoy lunch in an Amish home and do some local shopping followed by a stop at the Tuscola outlet mall. The trip includes train ticket, motor coach transportation (for trip home), a step-on tour guide and lunch.


San Antonio, Texas (Currently Full – Adding to the Wait List)
DATE:  Sunday, October 16—Saturday, October 22, 2016
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 19, 2016
Double:   $589 per Member / $689 per Non-member guest
Single:     $769 per Member / $869 per Non-member guest

Triple:     $569 per Member/  $669 per Non-member guest

Enjoy the sights of San Antonio and visit some of the region’s most historic places.