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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.

Honeymoons that will give you bragging rights

Every couple that My Vacation Lady works with wants their honeymoon to be special.  There are some honeymooners that want to make their honeymoon so special that they are the only ones of  their friends or family members have been to that destination.

Here are some great honeymoon destinations that may give you those bragging […]

Hawaii’s Natural Wonders

My Vacation Lady sells a lot of Hawaii honeymoons and vacations.  For our clients on the East Coast, Hawaii is something special.  It’s far- not an every year vacation.  It’s beautiful and some place where you’ll see such gorgeous natural beauty that you won’t see else where in the country and possibly the world.  […]

Top 5 Family Attractions in the Yucatan, Mexico

 

Families flock to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, which is comprised of Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Playa Mujeres, as well as the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. The all inclusive resorts there provide so much entertainment many people are happy to never leave the resort! But there is so much to see […]

Honeymoon designers vs honeymoon order takers

Recently, My Vacation Lady had 3 situations with potential honeymoon clients that really shows how different we are from some other agencies.  We are honeymoon designers.  We don’t just slap together an itinerary without knowing your honeymoon dreams.

Adam sent an email to us.  He found us on one of the wedding websites.    His […]

Why you should take a vacation

The funny thing about Americans is that while many get a decent amount of vacation time, some will never use all of the time they get.  Recently, we’ve read that many millennials (ages 18-34) suffer from vacation shaming— they actually are discouraged from taking time off.   A survey by Alliance Travel Insurance mentioned that 25 […]

4 Great Reasons to use a Backpack as your carry on

The airlines are making it harder to travel without paying extra fees.  If you noticed, many are downsizing the allowed size of your carry on.  They used to be 24″ x 17″ x 10″ and we had a great wheeled carry on that we used all the time.  Then the airlines started to reduce […]

How to help a travel agent help you to plan a fabulous honeymoon

Many honeymooners don’t have much experience using the services of travel agents and some may not realize the value of a travel agent.  Some also may not realize that all travel agents are not created equally and there are some better suited to plan a family vacation to Disney World than a dream honeymoon.

Most of […]

Tips to save money while in Europe

There’s no way around it.  Vacationing in Europe is never going to be an inexpensive trip.   Between the airfare getting over there, the cost of accommodations (unless you are staying in hotels), transportation between cities and food, a European vacation or honeymoon can blow many budgets.

When My Vacation Lady books a European vacation or honeymoon package […]

Black Friday Shopping Advice

Rather than getting up at 3am to be the first on line for those Black Friday Shopping deals, My Vacation Lady is going to give you the best piece of advice that we can:

 

Your kids will remember snorkeling in Mexico long after the vacation but not necessarily the toy that broke soon after you […]

Newlyweds can change the name on their passport for free

My Vacation Lady gets this question all the time when we are booking our client’s honeymoon packages.
“What name should the bride’s name be booked under, her maiden name or her married name?”
Considering that you won’t get your marriage license for a few weeks after the wedding, if you are taking your honeymoon right after the […]