European vacations

Tips on using the Rail in Europe

These tips are from our friends at Europe Express 5 Steps for Using Rail in Europe When traveling in Europe, trains may be part of your  journey to new cities or countries along the way. For those that have yet to experience the winding railroads, we've put together five easy steps on how to use [...]

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What’s on your 2017 Vacation Bucket List?

I can't believe that it's been 7 years since the movie with Jack Nicholson called the Bucket List was in theaters.  You may not remember it but it was about an older man who was dying and wanted to do and experience all that he had been delaying and holding off doing until "later".  Well, [...]

What are some of the MUST SEE sites in Ireland?

My Vacation Lady has sent a good number of clients to Ireland this year and we have more coming up in the fall as well. Ireland might not be the first place you think of when you think of visiting Europe.  France, Italy and Greece are all very romantic and very popular but there are [...]

Can you be denied boarding your flight because your passport hasn’t expired?

Sounds like a crazy question doesn't it?  But in fact, you can be denied boarding your flight to a country that requires that your passport be valid for 6 months after your date of return. My Vacation Lady is booking a honeymoon for Laura and Dave right now and since we always ask for copies [...]

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If you are traveling to Europe soon, please read this:

When My Vacation Lady sends a lot of  clients away on international vacation or honeymoons and in light of the recent events in Brussels, we felt that it was the right time to review the State Department's STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). This is a free service allowing U.S. citizens traveling abroad to enroll their [...]

Taking advantage of the strong US $$ against the Euro when you travel

Travel to Europe now is a virtual bargain.  The dollar hasn't been this strong against the Euro for about a dozen or so years.  The Euro has fallen to a low of about $1.05 down about 25% from a year ago and even more within the last couple of years.  My Vacation Lady has had [...]

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Heading to London– here are some tips!

Are you planning on visiting London soon?   Here are 10 tips on how to plan and make the most of your  time in London. Tower Bridge of London 1.  Pick your hotel based on location--- If you are visiting New York City, would you opt to stay in Queens or New Jersey?  Probably not, [...]

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5 tips on buying rail tickets in Europe

Buying rail passes for your European vacation can be confusing. Here are 5 tips to help you figure it out. European Rail Tickets Point to point tickets or passes? Are reservations mandatory? Where and when are seat assignments required? First class or second class? Europe's extensive rail system makes getting around easy and quick but [...]