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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.

Update on the cruise line’s Bahamas private islands

We all know that Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Northern Bahama Islands. Many of the well know cruise lines have their private islands in the Bahamas and many are still accessing the damage. We received this from one of our trade E-magazines on Monday Sept 9 Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay was among those closest [...]

Packing light for your honeymoon but still look great

Think you can get away without taking a ton of beauty products and toiletries on your honeymoon and still look great? Lots of My Vacation Lady's honeymooners take 10-14 night honeymoons and that's a lot of stuff to bring for that long.  With the weight limits that every airline has on the size and weight of [...]

Nassau vs. Dorian

Hurricane Dorian devastated 2 major islands in the chain of islands in the Bahamas.  We've all seen the pictures on the news.  It's horrible and it sounds like the entire chain of the Bahamas is destroyed but that can't be further from the truth.   The Bahamas actually has over 700 islands spread out over [...]

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A nice little hike in Poipu, Kauai

Many of My Vacation Lady's clients want to do some hiking in Kauai and think that they have to go to Waimea Canyon or the North Shore to do some hiking and see some great views.  It was funny that one of my honeymooners told me that her friend (another of our honeymooners) found a [...]

Antigua – a great honeymoon destination

The beach at Hermitage Bay Should you consider Antigua for your honeymoon? Antigua is in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean, not terribly far from St Kitts and Nevis, Monserrat and Guadaloupe and St Martin and St Barths. Antigua's hotels are spread along a magnificent coastline and range from adult [...]

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day typically signals that the summer is over.  School is back in session.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is going to start cooling down. My Vacation Lady hopes that your summer was wonderful and that if you are still longing for the  beach, remember it's always beach weather somewhere in the [...]

New Unesco World Heritage Sites for 2019

Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meets to carefully approve the latest landmarks to its list. This year, UNESCO has added 29 new sites to its collection of extraordinary places and the ones below make a perfect addition to any travelers bucket list.  Now there are currently 1,121 sites of outstanding [...]

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The Honeymoon Re-do

My Vacation Lady just saw an article in one of our travel trade e-magazines about a honeymoon redo contest and the absolutely horrible honeymoon the winners of the contest had.  It was definitely a DIY honeymoon that the groom planned himself (without talking to his bride to be).  It was a drive honeymoon and yes, [...]

When should you renew your passport?

                Did you know that many countries around the world will require your U.S. passport to be valid for 6 months after your date of return? Others require your passport to be valid for 3 months after your date of return. According to an article in USA Today: [...]

Free stuff to see and do in Waikiki

So often, clients will come to My Vacation Lady with dreams of a honeymoon or vacation to the Hawaiian Islands but they are so concerned about spending too much money to be able to see and do things while they are there. Hawaii is one of the few travel destinations where you can find lots [...]