travel tips

Safer Caribbean Islands during hurricane season

Welcome to hurricane season!  It officially started on June 1 and runs for 6 full months.  We've already had a couple of named storms in later May so the 2020 hurricane season has already begun. My Vacation Lady usually has clients traveling all over the Caribbean over the summer and fall seasons and we know [...]

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 and honeymoons 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: [...]

REAL ID start date has been delayed

The REAL ID start date has been delayed until October 1, 2021 My Vacation Lady plans LOTS of vacations and honeymoons to Hawaii and for those of us in the United States, we don't need passports for Hawaii. Recently, we spoke to a honeymoon couple from New Jersey who will be traveling to Hawaii in [...]

Best Vacation Planning Hacks

Travel professionals are usually a great source of tips on planning your vacation, what to do when you get there and even packing for your vacation. Here are some of our faves: Planning tips If you can plan to go during the "shoulder season"  you can save $$ and have less crowds.  Peak season is [...]

Tips on how not to lose your luggage

Every so often My Vacation Lady  will hear a story about clients flying to their vacation or honeymoon destination who find out, in their arrival airport, that their luggage was not on the plane.  Yes, travel insurance can help but what can you do to protect yourselves from losing your luggage? 5 tips on how [...]

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For Free (or almost) on the Big Island of Hawaii

With more and more of our clients coming to us for a repeat visit to Hawaii, My Vacation Lady is seeing a surge in the interest in the Big Island.   The Big Island is really just "Hawaii" but since so many people got confused, it's commonly known as the Big Island.  And big it [...]

Eat like a local in Rome

What can be better than visiting Italy?  Eating the food in Italy! Here are some tips that will help you eat like a local: Choose the right restaurant-- When the sign says Authentic Trattoria but the menu is in 12 different languages, walk on by When there is a "host" standing in the front (or [...]

Do you pack too much for your vacations?

My Vacation Lady is the Queen of over packing. We can never figure how our clients can pack for a vacation using just a carry on.  Liz and Andre traveled to Japan and Vietnam for 2 weeks using only carry on luggage. The only 1 time that I every traveled with only a carry on [...]

Tips on Traveling with Toddlers

Traveling with your children or grandchildren is something that My Vacation Lady talks about a lot.  We are big supporters of the idea of collecting memories and not things.  We also know that flying with toddlers can be trying.    How many times have you been on a plane where there are small kids on [...]

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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