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

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date:  Tuesday, November 29, 2016
REGISTRATION DATE:  9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Cancellation deadline: Monday, October 31, 2016
Cost:  Member:  $110             Non-member: $120
Activity Level:  #3

Back by popular demand, the Missouri Botanical Gardens’ “Garden Glow” is a unique holiday experience. We will start our evening’s events with dinner at a St. Louis area restaurant .  Then we will travel to the Gardens to see it glow with  thousands of lights that adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations, including the Climatron, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis and Tower Grove House.  This year’s visit will also include the Garden Land Express exhibit.  Please note the tram will not be running at this event.  Trip includes transportation, dinner on The Hill, and admission to the Garden Glow.


REGISTRATION DATE:  9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Cancellation deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016
Cost:  Member:  $88   Non-member: $98
Activity Level:  #1

The Country Christmas Show at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville will certainly put you in the holiday spirit.  Lunch will be at the Olive Garden.  Trip includes bus transportation, show tickets and lunch.


DATE OF TRIP: Monday, December 12
REGISTRATION DATE:  9:00 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016
Cancellation deadline:  Monday, November 14, 2016
Cost:  Member: $90     Non-member: $100
Activity Level:  #1

Experience Christmas the old fashion way.  The Variety Show at Badgett Playhouse includes holiday favorites from Bluegrass to the Temptations and Bing Crosby to Elvis.  One highlight of the show is the acappella caroling section that includes sections from many time-honored carols. dinner at Patti’s, tickets, a drive through the Christmas lights in Noble park and motorcoach transportation are included in the price.