vacation planning

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 [...]

Romance is in the air—-Happy Valentine’s Day!

Romance is in the air for Valentine's Day! While it's obviously, too late to plan your Valentine's Day getaway for this year, what are some romantic destinations around the world that you might want to take your Valentine to next year? How about Bora Bora, the Maldives, Santorini, the Hawaiian Islands, Bali?   All of these destinations [...]

Packing for a week in a carry on suitcase?

For those of you who know My Vacation Lady, my pseudo name is the "queen of over packing".  Yes, I do have a reputation for packing way too much and bringing home 1/2 a suitcase full of clean clothes.  I am always on the look out for new tips on how to pack efficiently and [...]

New Color Coded Map for Travel Advisories

The United States department has finally made things a bit easier to understand when it comes to safety of travel destinations. So now, every nation in the world has a ranking of 1-4 based on the safety of visiting.  #1 is the least- exercise normal precautions.  #4 is do not go and there is an [...]

Mobile Passports- should you download this app?

Do you know about the Mobile Passport App?  Using this mobile app will allow to breeze through customs and fill out your forms on your mobile devices- there is even designated lines for this. So what is this all about? Our colleagues have been talking about it and it may work great for you, too but [...]

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Hawaii’s Natural Wonders

My Vacation Lady sells a lot of Hawaii honeymoons and vacations.  For our clients on the East Coast, Hawaii is something special.  It's far- not an every year vacation.  It's beautiful and some place where you'll see such gorgeous natural beauty that you won't see else where in the country and possibly the world.  If [...]

Why you should take a vacation

The funny thing about Americans is that while many get a decent amount of vacation time, some will never use all of the time they get.  Recently, we've read that many millennials (ages 18-34) suffer from vacation shaming--- they actually are discouraged from taking time off.   A survey by Alliance Travel Insurance mentioned that 25 % [...]

Tips to save money while in Europe

There's no way around it.  Vacationing in Europe is never going to be an inexpensive trip.   Between the airfare getting over there, the cost of accommodations (unless you are staying in hotels), transportation between cities and food, a European vacation or honeymoon can blow many budgets. When My Vacation Lady books a European vacation or honeymoon package [...]