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


My Favorite Things—Southern Illinois

REGISTRATION DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

TRIP DATE: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 21, 2016

COST: Member: $69.00 ,   Non-member guest: $79 / Activity Level: 3


Please join us for just a few of Mona’s Spring favorites in southern Illinois, some of which you may have never visited. Our trip will begin at McNitt Growers where you will be able to find everything you will need for your spring garden. Then we will relax for lunch and an optional wine/beer tasting at the Von Jakob Winery in Pomona.

Following lunch we will visit some of Mona’s favorite shops in her hometown of Murphysboro….Love of Family and Home, Senior Citizens Thrift Shop and George’s Resale. In Carbondale we will stop at Cristaudo’s Bakery, Dayshift (arts and crafts), and Bella Sofia children’s shop. Our adventure will end at Walker’s Bluff General Store where you will find unique gift items, gourmet food for your pantry and yes, a few more treats for the road.   This trip includes transportation and lunch.


Botanical Gardens and The Hill
Belleville/St. Louis, MO
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
REGISTRATION DATE: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2015
Cancellation Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Cost: Member – $79 Non-Member: $89
Level: 2

Our members have always liked these two destinations – Zia’s on The Hill and the Missouri Botanical Garden. So join us for a leisurely day to St. Louis and enjoy both the fine Italian cuisine and the serenity and beauty of the gardens. The cost of the trip includes motor coach transportation, lunch, admission to the gardens and a tram ride ticket.


Days of Lewis and Clark
DATE: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
REGISTRATION DATE: 9:00 AM Tuesday, February 2, 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.