travel tips

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. [...]

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 [...]