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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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If you have $15,000 for a dream vacation, where would you go?

My Vacation Lady did a very unscientific survey of where our Facebook friends would go if they have $15,000 to spend on a dream vacation. These were the responses: Australia tied with the Greek Islands for the top choice. African Safari Fiji Bali New Zealand South America Tahiti Hawaii Thailand Seychelles Where would you go [...]

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Bigger isn’t always better, when it comes to Travel Agencies

As My Vacation Lady browsed the daily newspaper (yes we still read a paper news paper :)  a while back, a headline caught our eye: Superior Service key to success of boutique agencies This peaked our interest since My Vacation Lady is one that might be considered a boutique agency and we do pride ourselves [...]

Napa as a family friendly destination?

Napa Valley is known for their wineries and not necessarily for their family friendly activities but it actually has quite a few activities that will keep the kids entertained as well. What are some family friendly activities in Napa Valley? Napa Valley Wine Train- This 36-mile route from Napa to the quaint town of St. Helena (and [...]

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Let’s take the politics out of your vacation

My Vacation Lady doesn't post anything on social media about politics and this one time, I'll post something about keeping politics out of planning your vacation. On Feb 10, while on the treadmill, I was watching the morning news and Peter Greenberg came on and said that the travel ban (blocking travelers from entering the [...]

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