packing for your vacation

Pre- Vacation Check List

With all the planning that it takes to put together a great vacation or honeymoon, My Vacation Lady likes to offer a few pre-vacation or pre-honeymoon planning tips that you might not think about.
Pre Vacation Check List
3 Months Before

Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months past your return date.  If it isn’t […]

How to make your suitcase easier to find at the luggage carousel

How many times have you gotten to the baggage carousel and 90% of the suitcases are all black and they all look alike?  How do you make yours stand out so that you can actually find them?

It actually just happened to us when we were coming home from Denver a few weeks ago but […]

Are you going to need an electric adapter for your next vacation?

Our clients are heading all over the world this year and many are heading to Europe.  Just the other day, My Vacation Lady got an email from clients about whether they were going to need electric adapters when packing for their vacations or honeymoons.   It’s always best to be prepared so here are some […]

How do you pack for your vacation?

Are you an over packer?  I know that I certainly am.  I am a self professed Queen of overpacking and unfortunately, I taught my daughter the same thing.  We’ll typically come home with 1/2 of a suitcase filled with clean clothes because we always take too much.  I like choices and when it really comes down […]

Tips on what to pack for your next vacation

In a survey of travel professionals nationwide, the question was “What suggestions can we offer on what clients should bring for their vacations to various parts of the world”.
These were some of the top recommendations:

Wear layered clothing
Bring neutral clothing
Bring plenty of sunscreen

This is how it broke down by destination:

Africa (East African Safari): Safaris require comfortable, casual […]

5 Helpful Vacation Packing Tips

There should really be a name for people who are packing challenged.  We always say that we are the Queen of over packing.  Recently, when packing for an 8 night conference on a cruise ship, I think I took 3 outfits for every day. Granted, we did have business meetings daily (so somewhat business casual) […]

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How to pack for a long vacation and not overpack

Wow, that statement alone makes My Vacation Lady shake.  We are definitely major over packers- probably the queen of over packers.  The last long vacation we took was a 2 week trip to 3 islands in Hawaii.  This was going to be a combination of work (checking out resorts) and pleasure so we needed […]

Helpful Packing Tips

My Vacation Lady’s last trip was to Tahiti for a 8 night business trip.  Since Mr. My Vacation Lady (aka. the luggage handler) wasn’t going to be on this trip, I had to make sure that I could handle the suitcase on my own.  By the way, did I mention that we were staying […]

21 Tips to Help You Pack for a Vacation

Over the past couple of years, My Vacation Lady has offered tips on how to pack for your vacation.

Some of our favorites and often repeated are:

Split your clothes into 2 separate suitcases by sharing 1/2 of your partner’s suitcase.
Bring gallon sized zip lock plastic bags
Stuff your shoes with small items to use all available […]

4 Great Reasons to use a Backpack as your carry on

With the cost of checked luggage, it makes sense to make the most out of the carry on that you are using.

These tips were originally posted back in the 1990’s but they seem just as relevant today.
Consider the advantages of a backpack:

It leaves your hands free so you can fumble around for your tickets […]