travel tips

Survival tips for Winter Honeymoons

With the weather in the teens or below in many parts of the country and snow blanketing the ground, My Vacation Lady has some tips for surviving a winter honeymoon. Take a nonstop flight. If you can't take a nonstop flight, allow a longer connection time that you might typically allow.  We recommend a minimum [...]

Last minute gift ideas for lovers of travel

We posted this last year but we know that there are many of you who haven't yet purchased all of your holiday gifts.  Yes, we know that it's Dec 21 and Christmas is only 4 days away but there is still time to get your travel lover some great gifts this year. Marie Claire posted [...]

Don’t use these words when traveling abroad

Every so often, My Vacation Lady likes to post something that will make you laugh (or at least smile) in our blog posts.  This time, we found some phrases or words that we Americans use often that mean something very different around the world. According to a post in the Smarter Traveler, you should be [...]

Please read your travel vouchers

My Vacation Lady  belongs to many travel agent facebook groups and we have seen some interesting posts on these boards that really make us wonder if clients read the information and the travel vouchers we send out.  We do know that some of our clients do because Jon just emailed if there was a typo [...]

Travel Insurance – why should you take it

Since there is nothing fun, romantic or even exciting about travel insurance, why write yet another blog post about it?  Because we just had clients lose out on 1 night of their honeymoon due to a flight cancellation. On July 15, 2018, as My Vacation Lady was stuck in the Fort Lauderdale airport waiting for [...]

Tips for your international vacation

Whether you are going to the Caribbean or Tahiti, Europe or Asia, traveling is exciting and by taking care of a few things in advance, you’ll have a smoother vacation.  My Vacation Lady likes to prepare our clients with handy travel tips. Check your passport  If it due to within 6 months of your date of [...]

Ladies, can you pack for a week’s trip in just a carry on?

If you have read any of My Vacation Lady's packing tips blogs, you'll know that I am the queen of over packing.  It might be an inborn trait-- I think I got it from my mother and I know I have passed it on to my daughter. Whenever I see an article on how to [...]

Off the Beaten Trail— Maui’s Bamboo Forest

Every time My Vacation Lady goes to Maui, we love to find something a bit off the beaten trail and we love recommending these cool finds to our clients.  We are working with a honeymoon couple who want to spend their entire 12 day honeymoon in Maui so we were suggesting a few things for [...]

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 [...]