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.

All Inclusive Resorts- are they the right choice for you?

All inclusive resorts offer a great value for many of My Vacation Lady's clients and often are great honeymoon options.  But not all are created equally and while some may be great, others may become your vacation nightmare.   Let's take a look at some pro's and con's of all inclusive resorts: Pros You're busy, [...]

Your pre- honeymoon check list

Here are some last minute tips that My Vacation Lady shares with our honeymooners when they are leaving for their  honeymoon shortly after the wedding:   1.  Review all of your travel documents and vouchers to make sure they are in order BEFORE the wedding.  Make sure you can find the emergency phone #'s for your [...]

Can you go to Alaska in 2021?

It's been a long pandemic and a lot of us are itching to get out of the house and go on a vacation.   There are still some limits on where you can travel.  Not every place around the world is opening Americans with open arms yet but staying within the U.S. is a good option. [...]

Tips on staying within your honeymoon budget

Congratulations!  You're planning a wedding and are thinking about your honeymoon! Planning a wedding can be stressful.  We understand that between working  full time and trying to research wedding venues and photographers and florists and more that your time is stretched to the max.  Money is flying out the door for deposits.  Add in Covid [...]

A new Tourist Usage Fee in Cancun and surroundings in Mexico

An new tourist fee or tax has just started yesterday, April 1, 2021 The new Quintana Roo, Mexico Tourist Usage Fee of  $224 Pesos which comes to around $11 USD per person  which will go into effect April 1 and will apply to all foreign travelers.   Children under 15 are exempt. The popular resort destinations [...]

When you have to change your honeymoon destination…

It's March 30, 2021.  It's been over a year since Covid 19 brought the world to a pause.  A year that no one ever expected.  A year of changes that no one ever wanted. If you are like a zillion of our honeymooners who have had to change wedding dates, change honeymoon dates and then [...]

Covid and travel in 2021

A bit over a year ago, we posted that we were helping our clients change their vacations and honeymoons because of Covid restrictions.  Guess what, we still are... What destinations are accepting visitors?  Which aren't?  Things are changing on a moment to moment basis. Can you take a vacation or plan your honeymoon?  YES Will you [...]

Picking the right Honeymoon Resort

When planning your honeymoon, is it more about the destination or the resort? For many of My Vacation Lady's honeymooners, it's all about the resort. our private plunge pool at Arenal Nayara Springs During our unique and very in depth consultation, My Vacation Lady will ask a lot of questions about the kind [...]

Adventurous Family Vacations

Would you ever consider taking your kids on an adventure vacation? Do you even really know what an adventure vacation would be? Don't feel bad because most people don't know what might be considered an adventure vacation because there are so many different facets to an adventure vacation. A good number of  My Vacation Lady's clients [...]

New Romance Travel- Honey-boomers

Honey-boomer- 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 a couple of years ago. Growth in couples who holiday without the kids has become so strong they’ve been given their own name — honeyboomers. [...]

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