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


Biltmore Estates and Asheville, NC
LOCATION: Asheville, NC
DATES:  Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15, 2017
COST: Single Room: $595 / Double Room: $465 / Triple Room: $445
The travel package includes:

  • Bus transportation
  • 3 nights lodging
  • 86 meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Guided tour of Asheville, NC
  • Tour of the Biltmore Home and gardens
  • Visit the Antler Village and winery
  • Guided drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • A visit to the famous Folk Art Center and the Blue Ridge Visitor’s Center
  • Join us as we travel to Asheville, North Carolina where we will visit the fabulous Biltmore Estate and grounds, America’s largest private home. On day two we will have a guided tour of Asheville which features art deco architecture and such sights as the St. Lawrence Basilica.


    Abraham Lincoln
    Presidential Library and Museum
    Springfield, Illinois
    DATE:  Wednesday, April 19
    COST:  Member:  $95    Non-member:  $105
    CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 15
    Back by popular demand is a trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The museum combines the history of Lincoln and his family, with the benefits of modern technology.
    In order to allow more time in Springfield, there will only be one pick up location for this trip – Carbondale. This year’s trip will also include a guided tour of Springfield.  Cost includes admission to the Lincoln Museum, a guided tour of Springfield, and Lunch in one of the area’s most historic homes.


    REGISTRATION DATE:  9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    A Day On “The Hill” in St. Louis
    DATE:  Thursday, May 18, 2017
    COST:  Member:  $89   Non-Member $99
    CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    Join the Second Act as we travel to “The Hill” region in St. Louis. The Hill is an area of St. Louis which is packed with a rich Italian history, great food and yes, chocolate!  We will begin our day on The Hill with a tour of the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory. After lunch at Favazza’s on The Hill, our step on guide will give us a tour of the neighborhood while entertaining you with some colorful stories of the hardworking and proud families who have made The Hill so unique. This trip includes lunch, two tours, transportation and more.