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.

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, in 2021, we are  planning several family vacations to Hawaii. One of our favorite things to do when we are [...]

Packing for your Caribbean Honeymoon 2021

Your honeymoon to the Caribbean will be here before you know it and with the craziness of the wedding and life in general, My Vacation Lady always recommends packing in advance OR at least getting things ready before the wedding so you don't have to do a mad dash out to the mall the day [...]

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 [...]

What our honeymooners are saying about My Vacation Lady

For almost a year, very few of My Vacation Lady's honeymoon clients were traveling.  Most of the weddings were cancelled and the honeymoons were postponed. Some of them were postponed up to 4 times due to wedding changes and then destinations not being open to visitors.  2020 was a crazy year and we are very [...]

Revenge Travel- is this real?

My Vacation Lady just heard of this term a month or so ago.  We were really wondering why so many of our clients were telling us to extend their honeymoons and vacations or that they upped their budgets and add more activities. Revenge travel is a term that refers to the trend of people booking [...]

What is your honeymoon style?

My Vacation Lady helps LOTS of engaged couples plan their dream honeymoons and every couple is looking for something slightly different.  In an article we read a while back, from the Brides Honeymoon Guide from the UK, they gave definitions to a number of different honeymoon styles.     Here are some different styles of [...]

If you have $15,000 for a dream vacation, where would you go?

My Vacation Lady did a very unscientific survey of from our Facebook and Instagram  friends in April 2021 to get their answers.   We were shocked how much the answers had changed since our last unscientific survey in 2018.  Has Covid and the pandemic made that that much of a difference in the travel dreams and [...]

Why is booking a honeymoon harder in 2021?

My Vacation Lady is a top rated honeymoon specialist and honeymoon planner according to the couples on both Wedding Wire and the Knot. We've been planning our clients dream honeymoons for 25 years.  We all know what happened last year (2020) and we chose to forget it ever existed. Booking your honeymoon in 2021 is [...]

St Lucia is not one size fits all

One of My Vacation Lady's most requested honeymoon and vacation destinations for 2021 is St Lucia.  So much so that many of the resorts are already sold out for this year. WHY is St Lucia so popular? It has a pretty liberal Covid entrance protocol- negative covid test within 5 days of departure Many of [...]

Tropical Honeymoons aren’t only about the beach

So many of My Vacation Lady's honeymooners start off saying that they just want to lay on the beach with a drink in their hand, but when we delve a bit deeper, that may only be 1/2 of the time.  The other time, they might be looking to mix it up with some activities and [...]

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