vacation planning

5 tips on planning a girls’ getaway

At My Vacation Lady, we've been seeing an increase in interest in girls getting away without the guys for a long weekend or week or even more. What could be better than spending some time with your BFF's on a beach, enjoying some spa treatments, taking in the sights or just kicking back and relaxing?  [...]

Tips before booking a cruise with kids

My Vacation Lady has been taking our kids on cruises since they were 10 and 12 and once they became adults, they have cruised with their friends and later on, with their spouses and significant others.  We enjoy cruising.  It's easy and it's fun. But cruising with kids is different than just cruising as a [...]

Luxe Vacations- Create Memories or Buy Things?

My Vacation Lady just had clients return from Iceland for a 5 day stay with great activities that cost more than a lot of people would even think about spending on a vacation.  John and Joan took their 3 adult children and their spouses (or significant others) on this vacation of a lifetime.  It may [...]

YES, you can still vacation with food allergies

A number of years ago, My Vacation Lady was asked to help a family plan a vacation.  Sounds pretty standard until we heard that their youngest (a 3 year old boy) had severe food allergies.  He had allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts and gluten.  To add more to the mix, his family followed a vegetarian diet.  [...]

Top things to do on your vacation to London

In the year of the Royal Wedding, London, again, is a HOT destination. What are some of the best things to see and do while in London? Buckingham Palace How about visiting the Queen (or at least see where she might be) at Buckingham Palace.  If the flag with the Windsor Coat of Arms is [...]

Packing Hacks that will save you money

My Vacation Lady is all about saving money when we can so when we heard about packing things to save money we were intrigued.  What might Smarter Travel have on their list that we didn't already? According to Smarter Travel,  these 10 items can save you a bundle. a luggage scale-- this is a must [...]

Flying tips from flight attendants

Frequent fliers are among the best to offer the best tips and who flies more than flight attendants? Here are a number of tips that we compiled from different articles about a flight attendants best travel tips: 1.  Where you sit does make a difference. You'll feel less turbulence in the front of the plane [...]

When your vacation dreams exceed your budget?

My Vacation Lady recently received a vacation request for 6 nights in 2 islands in Hawaii for Oct 2018. Their total budget was $4000 total for 6 nights and they had some points to use for flights.  OK, that was good if they had enough miles for round trip flights since flights were running $900 [...]

Eating Like a Local on Vacation

How many times have you asked a hotel concierge for restaurant recommendations and ended up feeling like they sent you to a tourist trap?  Or, have you ever gone to the concierge and you were given a pre-printed list of restaurants?  Do you ever wonder if the concierge actually eats there or if the food [...]

There’s more to Arenal than just the Volcano

Arenal Volcano Every year is different in the life of a travel agent.  It never ceases to amaze our team at My Vacation Lady to see what the most popular vacation and honeymoon destination of the year is  and 2018 is turning out to be a big Costa Rica year. Many of our clients [...]