travel tips

REAL ID will be here before you know it

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 October of 2020 and IF they don't have the real ID, they [...]

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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The Caribbean is more than just beaches- great hiking

My Vacation Lady helps our clients plan their vacation and honeymoon experiences and we listen to what you want to see and do and experience before making recommendations on which Caribbean island may work the best for you. Let's say that you don't want to just lay on a beach with a drink in your [...]

When should you renew your passport?

                Did you know that many countries around the world will require your U.S. passport to be valid for 6 months after your date of return? Others require your passport to be valid for 3 months after your date of return. According to an article in USA Today: [...]

Carry on luggage cheat sheet

Beth and Andre just booked their honeymoon to Japan and Vietnam and are planning to only take carry on back packs for their luggage.  This amazed me since they're going for more than 2 weeks and My Vacation Lady is the queen of over packing.  I would need more than the 1 allowed piece of [...]

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Do you need travel insurance?

Travel Insurance- do you need it? If you ask 100 different travelers, you’ll get 100 different reasons either to purchase travel insurance OR not to purchase travel insurance.  It’s a personal opinion and an option, but when you book your vacation or honeymoon with My Vacation Lady, you will always be given the option to [...]

Don’t leave these in your hotel at the end of your vacation!

I know you've done this too because I certainly have----- leave something in your hotel room after you checked out. Sometimes you won't even notice it until you settled into another hotel on your trip or got home. Do you know what the most forgotten items are??? Electronics Chargers-- that's right-- your phone charger, camera chargers [...]

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