travel tips

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 [...]

Tips to save money while in Europe

There's no way around it.  Vacationing in Europe is never going to be an inexpensive trip.   Between the airfare getting over there, the cost of accommodations (unless you are staying in hotels), transportation between cities and food, a European vacation or honeymoon can blow many budgets. When My Vacation Lady books a European vacation or honeymoon package [...]

How your family members might effect your vacation plans

Planning and booking your vacation or honeymoon is exciting!  We never want  to bring up a "what if" situation but My Vacation Lady wants to make sure all of our clients are protected against unavoidable illness or circumstances. We have had a few occasions to use travel insurance personally when Mr. My Vacation Lady got sick during [...]

Will you need a passport to fly within the United States?

It has always been that you need a passport to travel internationally but effective Jan 22, 2018, passengers from specific states may be required to present a passport to pass through TSA airport security. This is regarding the REAL ID act  that has actually been around since 2005 and kept getting postponed later and later.  Well [...]

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Pre- Vacation Check List

With all the planning that it takes to put together a great vacation or honeymoon, My Vacation Lady likes to offer a few pre-vacation or pre-honeymoon planning tips that you might not think about. Pre Vacation Check List 3 Months Before Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months past your return date.  If it [...]

How to make your suitcase easier to find at the luggage carousel

How many times have you gotten to the baggage carousel and 90% of the suitcases are all black and they all look alike?  How do you make yours stand out so that you can actually find them? It actually just happened to us when we were coming home from Denver a few weeks ago but [...]