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Honeymoon Planning 101- Step 4

Over the last few weeks, My Vacation Lady has tried to encourage honeymooners to think about the important things to consider when planning their dream honeymoons.  Nothing comes close to the knowledge and expertise of an experienced honeymoon specialist when planning your honeymoon but step #4 gives you more to think about. Step 4:  When [...]

Handy things to pack for your next vacation

As we said earlier this week, My Vacation Lady is going through old blog posts and recycling what is still current.   while back, there was an article posted by Budget Travel on  8 things that you probably don't take but should.  As the Queen of Over Packing, My Vacation Lady realized that while a lot of these [...]

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 [...]

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