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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.

Best Beach Honeymoons

About 3/4 of the honeymooners that My Vacation Lady speaks to wants a  tropical beach honeymoon.  After the stress of the wedding, they want to relax with a drink in their hand.  But many will want to mix it up with activities and excursions but the beach and the resort play a major role in [...]

Happy Memorial Day!

According to Wikipedia, Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.   Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate [...]

Can you vacation this summer?

The Covid 19 pandemic has devastated the travel and tourism industry.  My Vacation Lady has been in business since 1994 and we have worked through 9/11, viruses,  world wide illness threats, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and more but Covid 19 is different than anything else we have survived through. Most of the United States is [...]

Where to honeymoon if you are getting married during hurricane season?

Curacao It's almost here.  As if 2020 hasn't been a hard enough year, June 1st is the official start of hurricane season.   It technically lasts until November 30 but the highest concentrations of hurricanes are from mid-August through mid-October. If you are getting married during hurricane season, where should you go for your [...]

Kauai = PARADISE

Wailua Falls- photo credit KL Kohn Among the 4 more popular Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is the most lush and tropical.   Think Jurassic Park tropical- since it actually was filmed in Kauai along with many other movies.   Known as the Garden Isle, it has certainly earned its name. If you tried to [...]

How to see the Napali Coast

The Na'Pali Coast- photo credit KL Kohn                 This 15 mile stretch of ragged coastline of Kauai literally means "the Cliffs"  and  you can't see it driving around the island. On one of our vacations in Kauai, we stopped at Ke'e Beach on the North Shore [...]

Romantic Getaways in the US

2020 may be the year of domestic honeymoons and romantic getaways.  Many of our clients are rethinking the European or South Pacific honeymoon in favor of staying closer to home.  Some are taking a short mini moon and saving the big honeymoon for next year when covid 19 is (hopefully) just a bad memory. Whether [...]

Top International Spots for Beer Lovers

Do you love beer?   Beer related travel can include visiting breweries, brew pubs and tap rooms have becoming really popular in the last couple of years.  It's becoming just as popular as traveling to wine destinations to visit vineyards. What are the most popular international destinations for beer lovers? No beer bucket list would be [...]

Get ready for your tropical vacation with cocktail recipes!

Nothing says a tropical vacation more than a beverage with an umbrella in it so My Vacation Lady is sending you some vacation inspiration. Bloody Mary at the Grand Hyatt Kauai                       It's never too early to start dreaming of your next vacation [...]

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 [...]