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Fun facts about the Cook Islands

My Vacation Lady is working on a honeymoon to Auckland and the Cook Islands right now and in doing some research on the hotels in the Cook Islands, we found this blog post with some fun facts: Fun Cook Island’s facts that may surprise you! Cook Islanders originated from Tahiti The first Polynesian settlers to [...]

Do you use all the vacation time you earn?

It's already November 9.  Have you used up all of your vacation days?  The majority of US employees don't take all of the vacation time that they are entitled to.  With technology blurring the lines between work and home, even when some of us are on vacation, we may not be completely on vacation, but rather [...]

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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 [...]

Family vacation memories

My Vacation Lady gets a few of these types of calls a year---we're celebrating our 40th, 45th, 50th wedding anniversary and want to take the entire family on a vacation.  OR, grandma is turning 70 and they want to celebrate by taking the entire family on a vacation that they will all remember, instead of [...]

Driving in a foreign country

Sometimes, My Vacation Lady's clients prefer to rent a car and drive around on the own.  In Hawaii, it's a breeze (and our recommended means of transportation) but in foreign countries, it may be a bit trickier. Here are some tips on how to stay safe while renting a car abroad: Get an international driver's [...]

Really taking a vacation– going offline

Can you really UNPLUG when you take a vacation? When we posted a question to My Vacation Lady's Facebook followers, and asked "what could you NOT travel without while on a vacation?", the top answers were: phone Ipad or tablet E-reader sunscreen It's  getting harder and harder to really take a vacation and escape from [...]

Food and wine lovers need to check out New Zealand

You may not have considered New Zealand for a food and wine destination but you should. Fresh from the land and sea. Vineyards to explore.  Craft beer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=hi5MPjbgj6c Here are the top 10 Food and Wine Experiences in New Zealand:   The Classic Wine Trail     The Hawke's Bay is known for Bordeaux Blends, Syrah and [...]

New places to visit in Great Britain

If you've been to Britain and haven't visited Wales, you really haven't visited Great Britain.                             Wales is on the western border of England and while most people will visit London or Manchester or Liverpool, they don't venture into Wales even though [...]

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The train thru the Chunnel is not like an aquarium

Sometimes, the Team at My Vacation Lady gets requests for destinations or activities that makes us question why the client wants to go there or do that specific activity. A month or so ago, we were working on a Mediterranean cruise for clients that was doing a round trip Barcelona itinerary.  The client wanted to [...]

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