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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.

How to add romance to a cruise honeymoon

Cruises are not typically the first type of trip that My Vacation Lady's honeymooners will request but sometimes a cruise may  fit our client's dreams and budget.  Since cruise ships leave from ports around the world and in our backyard, you have lots of options when it comes to cruising. The majority of My Vacation [...]

Beaches that you should check out

It's still COLD in New Jersey and all of this cold, makes My Vacation Lady want to head to a gorgeous tropical beach destination. Of course, we could go to the Caribbean or Mexico (been there/done that) so we were looking some inspiration and found an article from SmarterTravel about the 10 beaches that should [...]

2018 Travel Trends

According to a survey of luxury travel professionals, 2018 is going to be a great year for international travel. So what are the top travel trends for 2018: Multigenerational vacations Active/Adventurous vacations River Cruising Wine and Culinary vacations Special Occasion vacations So now that you know the type of travel that is going to be [...]

Romance is in the air—-Happy Valentine’s Day!

Romance is in the air for Valentine's Day! While it's obviously, too late to plan your Valentine's Day getaway for this year, what are some romantic destinations around the world that you might want to take your Valentine to next year? How about Bora Bora, the Maldives, Santorini, the Hawaiian Islands, Bali?   All of these destinations [...]

Packing for a week in a carry on suitcase?

For those of you who know My Vacation Lady, my pseudo name is the "queen of over packing".  Yes, I do have a reputation for packing way too much and bringing home 1/2 a suitcase full of clean clothes.  I am always on the look out for new tips on how to pack efficiently and [...]

Hawaii’s best restaurants

Hawaii Magazine took a poll of its readers to find out what they thought the best restaurants were in the islands. Here are the results of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Maui)- this has been a top winner year after year.   It's great beachfront location and Hawaiian Fusion cuisine makes it [...]

Will you get upgraded just because you are a honeymooner?

Mike and Jess recently booked their honeymoon to Hawaii and when we were talking about room categories they heard this: We heard from one of our friends who recently went on their honeymoon to Hawaii, that they booked the Four Seasons Maui at the cheapest room, and then were able to call them and get [...]

Family Friendly Cities in Europe

My Vacation Lady recently received a request for a family vacation in Italy for parents and their 2 teenagers in July.  We would say that most of our family vacations are more geared toward tropical vacations, all inclusive vacations or cruises but we are getting more and more requests for family vacations to Europe since the [...]

New Color Coded Map for Travel Advisories

The United States department has finally made things a bit easier to understand when it comes to safety of travel destinations. So now, every nation in the world has a ranking of 1-4 based on the safety of visiting.  #1 is the least- exercise normal precautions.  #4 is do not go and there is an [...]

New Romance Travel- Honeyboomers

Honeyboomer- have you ever heard of this before.  Believe it or not, neither did My Vacation Lady until we saw an article from a travel writer, Robyn Ironside,  from Australia. Growth in couples who holiday without the kids has become so strong they’ve been given their own name — honeyboomers. Not unlike “babymooners”, honeyboomers generally [...]