travel tips

Airport Layovers- 5 best hacks to survive them

My Vacation Lady is pretty spoiled in that we have tons of nonstop flight options from the New York area.  But there a certain destinations that we can't fly to nonstop and, as much as we hate them, the flights require a layover. Here are 5 tips on surviving an airport layover: Download some apps [...]

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Family vacations- survival hacks

Years ago when the My Vacation Lady kids were young, we drove down to Florida from New Jersey.  Yes, that was the first and last LONG driving vacation that we took but at that point, I wasn't in the travel business, money was tight and we were booking very last minute for a Christmas week [...]

Hawaiian Language Hacks

Napali Coast- pronounced nah PEE lee Hawaii is my happy place.  We would live there if we could but since that isn't possible right now, Mr and Mrs. My Vacation Lady will have to make due with visiting as frequently as possible.  Even though we've been to Hawaii many times, we still have [...]

Packing Hacks that will save you money

My Vacation Lady is all about saving money when we can so when we heard about packing things to save money we were intrigued.  What might Smarter Travel have on their list that we didn't already? According to Smarter Travel,  these 10 items can save you a bundle. a luggage scale-- this is a must [...]

Flying tips from flight attendants

Frequent fliers are among the best to offer the best tips and who flies more than flight attendants? Here are a number of tips that we compiled from different articles about a flight attendants best travel tips: 1.  Where you sit does make a difference. You'll feel less turbulence in the front of the plane [...]

Eating Like a Local on Vacation

How many times have you asked a hotel concierge for restaurant recommendations and ended up feeling like they sent you to a tourist trap?  Or, have you ever gone to the concierge and you were given a pre-printed list of restaurants?  Do you ever wonder if the concierge actually eats there or if the food [...]

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 [...]

Mobile Passports- should you download this app?

Do you know about the Mobile Passport App?  Using this mobile app will allow to breeze through customs and fill out your forms on your mobile devices- there is even designated lines for this. So what is this all about? Our colleagues have been talking about it and it may work great for you, too but [...]

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Last minute gift ideas for lovers of travel

Yes, we know that it's Dec 22 and Christmas is only 3 days away but there is still time to get your travel lover some great gifts this year. Marie Claire posted their best 25 travel gifts for every jetsetter  Allure's Best Travel Gift Guide  includes some bargains - like a Louis Vuitton mini back pack for [...]

4 Great Reasons to use a Backpack as your carry on

The airlines are making it harder to travel without paying extra fees.  If you noticed, many are downsizing the allowed size of your carry on.  They used to be 24" x 17" x 10" and we had a great wheeled carry on that we used all the time.  Then the airlines started to reduce the [...]