travel tips

US Immigration Pre-Clearance airports

My Vacation Lady recently got asked this question from clients headed to Aruba--- Why does my confirmation read that there is a 3 hour check in required at the airport?  Why do we need to be at the airport so early before coming home? The answer is actually very simple- it's because you go through [...]

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The Caribbean is more than just beaches- great hiking

My Vacation Lady helps our clients plan their vacation and honeymoon experiences and we listen to what you want to see and do and experience before making recommendations on which Caribbean island may work the best for you. Let's say that you don't want to just lay on a beach with a drink in your [...]

When should you renew your passport?

                Did you know that many countries around the world will require your U.S. passport to be valid for 6 months after your date of return? Others require your passport to be valid for 3 months after your date of return. According to an article in USA Today: [...]

Carry on luggage cheat sheet

Beth and Andre just booked their honeymoon to Japan and Vietnam and are planning to only take carry on back packs for their luggage.  This amazed me since they're going for more than 2 weeks and My Vacation Lady is the queen of over packing.  I would need more than the 1 allowed piece of [...]

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Do you need travel insurance?

Travel Insurance- do you need it? If you ask 100 different travelers, you’ll get 100 different reasons either to purchase travel insurance OR not to purchase travel insurance.  It’s a personal opinion and an option, but when you book your vacation or honeymoon with My Vacation Lady, you will always be given the option to [...]

Don’t leave these in your hotel at the end of your vacation!

I know you've done this too because I certainly have----- leave something in your hotel room after you checked out. Sometimes you won't even notice it until you settled into another hotel on your trip or got home. Do you know what the most forgotten items are??? Electronics Chargers-- that's right-- your phone charger, camera chargers [...]

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Preparing yourself for less stress when returning from your vacation

If you are one of the lucky ones who gets to actually stay disconnected while you are on vacation and not have to check in with work, consider yourself to be very lucky. My Vacation Lady is really looking forward to the time that we can leave our laptop at home when we're on vacation [...]

Why My Vacation Lady will ask to see your passport

In our 20+ years in the vacation planning business, we've been able to save a "near disaster" a few times.  Those near disaster would be--- the bride waving good bye to her groom at the airport when he was denied boarding because his passport wasn't valid long enough after the date of return from their honeymoon [...]

Top Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Even the best planned out vacations can have a snag in it but it is My Vacation Lady's goal to try to make sure snags won't happen to our clients. Here are some of the top travel mistakes that some people may make when planning their vacations or honeymoons: Not looking at your passport before [...]

Family Vacation Planning Tips

The funny thing is when you, as a travel agency, like My Vacation Lady, plan lots and lots of honeymoons---- those clients come back a few years later and want to go away as a family. Family vacations are ones that will create memories to last lifetimes.  They are fun and educational all in one. [...]