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


NEW – Thursday, July 16, 2015—Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
REGISTRATION BEGINS | 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015
LOCATION | Missouri Botanical Gardens
COST | $94 member / $104 non-member
CANCELLATION | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our second late night trip to Missouri will be to The Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical
Gardens. After dinner at Zia’s Italian restaurant on The Hill, we will travel to the festival and view an international exhibition of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The all new displays, crafted from silk and steel, adorn the gardens by day and light up the landscape after dark. The tram will not be running at this event.  Trip includes transportation, dinner at Zia’s, and admission to the Lantern Festival.


NEW – Monday, August 10, 2015—Outlet Shopping
REGISTRATION BEGINS | 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015
LOCATION | Chesterfield, MO
COST | $60 member / $70 non-member
CANCELLATION | Monday, July 13, 2015

Let’s go check out St. Louis’ newest outlet malls. We will travel the St. Louis Premium Outlet mall where you will have time to browse their 90 shops and enjoy lunch on your own. Then we will travel
to Taubman Prestige Outlet to find more bargains in several of their 40 stores. Trip includes transportation.


Wait List Available – Friday, April 17, 2015—Dogwood and Azalea Festival
LOCATION | Charleston, MO
COST | $70 member / $80 non-member
Activity Level | #3
CANCELLATION | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It’s springtime at its finest during the Dogwood and Azalea Festival in Charleston, MO. We will begin with a guided, 6 mile tour of the Dogwood and Azalea trail. Then we will take time for lunch on your own and shopping at Boomland. After lunch prepare to be amazed as we stop by the historical Moore Home and two local residences which will be featured on our self-guided home and garden tour. Weather permitting, we will visit Charleston’s annual plant show. Trip includes transportation, step on tour guide, entrance into the Moore home and two local residences/gardens.


Seats Available – Wednesday, May 20 — Mystery Trip
LOCATION | It’s a mystery!
COST | $75 member / $85 non-member
CANCELLATION | Wednesday, April 22
The mystery trip is one of our most popular day trips. You may be asking yourself what is a mystery trip? It’s a mystery to all of the travelers. We board the bus and the guide doesn’t tell you what you are going to do until we arrive at our destination. Join us for this fun day of adventure.


Seats Available – Thursday, May 28, 2015—Variety Show: Badgett Playhouse Theatre
LOCATION | Grand Rivers, KY
COST | $89 member / $99 non-member
CANCELLATION | Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers is the place to go for quality entertainment. We will
begin with lunch at the Olive Garden in Paducah. Following lunch we will travel to Grand Rivers to enjoy Badgett’s 2015 Variety Show complete with comedy, music and fun. The trip price includes transportation, lunch and theatre admission.


Wait List Available – Mackinac Island & Sault Sainte Marie
LOCATION | Northern Michigan
DATE | Sunday, June 7—Saturday, June 13, 2015
COST | Single—$769 member/$845 non-member
Double—$645 member/$745 non-member
Triple—$549 member /$625 non-member
CANCELLATION DATE | Thursday, May 7, 2015
Excursions/activities include:
-Guided Tour of Mackinaw City
-Visit to Mackinac Island
-Boat ride through Soo Locks
-Visit to Point Iroquois Lighthouse
-Visit to Sault Sainte Marie
-Visit to Mackinaw Crossing
-6 nights lodging/10meals