European vacations

What are some of the MUST SEE sites in Ireland?

My Vacation Lady has sent a good number of clients to Ireland this year.  A couple are actually ancestry vacations where the clients are going to explore their grandparents or parents home towns. Ireland might not be the first place you think of when you think of visiting Europe.  France, Italy and Greece are all  [...]

Tips on Renting a Car in Europe

Many times, My Vacation Lady's clients will consider renting a car vs. taking a train or tour.  We are working with a family of 5 debating about renting a care in Italy vs. taking the trains. Renting a car will give you much more flexibility than either the train or taking a tour will allow. [...]

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 [...]

The train thru the Chunnel is not like an aquarium

Sometimes, the Team at My Vacation Lady gets requests for destinations or activities that makes us question why the client wants to go there or do that specific activity. A month or so ago, we were working on a Mediterranean cruise for clients that was doing a round trip Barcelona itinerary.  The client wanted to [...]

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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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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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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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