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About Mindy Gilbert

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.

Adding Romance to your Honeymoon

When My Vacation Lady speaks to an engaged couple during their honeymoon consultation, we always ask them if they want some romantic extras as part of their honeymoon package.  Some of the all inclusive resorts that we recommend frequently will include wonderful romantic amenities as part of their honeymoon packages but even if you aren't [...]

St Lucia for adventure lovers

When you think of adventure, St Lucia may not be top on your list but there are lots of fun adventures to do in this small island. St Lucia is not about pure white sand beaches.  It's a volcanic island so the beaches can range in color from white sand to black volcanic sand.  St [...]

Carry on luggage cheat sheet

Beth and Andre just booked their honeymoon to Japan and Vietnam and are planning to only take carry on back packs for their luggage.  This amazed me since they're going for more than 2 weeks and My Vacation Lady is the queen of over packing.  I would need more than the 1 allowed piece of [...]

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Honeymoon planning hacks

My Vacation Lady has been planning honeymoons for our clients for so many years that we've forgotten how many honeymoons we have planned. There is so much advice out there on how to  plan your honeymoon that it can just get confusing. Le Blanc Should you book 9 months out or should you [...]

What to do in the Cayman Islands

Why should you go to the Cayman Islands for your next vacation?  It will be pricier than a vacation in Mexico or Jamaica It doesn't have many all inclusive resorts There aren't tons of non stop flights there from many airports View of the beach at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman     [...]

Our Costa Rica Experiences

Mr and Mrs. My Vacation Lady were invited to experience a few days in Costa Rica with one of our favorite hotels- El Mangroove, in the Papagayo region of Costa Rica.  We headed off on our own to the Arenal area afterward. We had a fabulous time and wanted to share some of our experiences [...]

Costa Rica honeymoon- Beach + Volcano

We just returned from a hosted visit to Costa Rica and stayed in some fabulous resorts that would be perfect for honeymoons. For our honeymooners who want to have a bit of beach and relaxation with some adventure, El Mangroove in the Papagayo area of Costa Rica may be a good fit.       [...]

Should you go to Punta Cana? A client’s point of view

Stephanie and Pat are 2 single women in their 50's who travel together annually.  They have gone to Punta Cana multiple times over the years and love it.  They were scheduled to go to the Majestic Mirage from June 15-22 of this year, amidst the media frenzy about deaths in the Dominican Republic. I wanted [...]

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Family Friendly Hikes in Hawaii

My Vacation Lady LOVES Hawaii.  We keep saying that we would live in the Hawaiian Islands if our kids and grandbabies didn't live on the East Coast. While Hawaii is probably our top honeymoon destination, we just sent a family with a toddler to the Big Island and we are in the midst of planning [...]

Are you an average honeymooner?

At My Vacation Lady, none of our honeymoon clients are just average-- they are all VIP's to us and each honeymoon that we design is as unique as our couples are. Here are some facts about the average honeymoon couple according to a 2019 article on tripsavvy.com Average Honeymoon Length and Other Statistics Estimated number [...]