vacation planning

So you’re looking for a vacation deal…

My Vacation Lady has been in the business of planning our clients' dream honeymoons and vacations since 1994, yet we still cringe when a client calls or emails "looking for a deal".  How appropriate is it to talk about Deals on Black Friday- the biggest shopping day of the year? What is a "deal?" Sometimes we'll [...]

Are all inclusive resorts right for you?

All Inclusive resorts are very  popular among our clients, for honeymooners, families, groups, destination weddings, girl friends getaways and celebration vacations, but is it the right vacation for you?  Most will be in the Caribbean and Mexico.  Some may be adult only, others may be family friendly.  Some may be huge, others downright boutique-y.  How [...]

Packing Tips for your European Vacation

Recently,  one of My Vacation Lady's newer clients called about packing advice.  They were taking a vacation to Italy in later September going from Florence to the Amalfi Coast.  Since it was fall, the weather could really vary- so maybe between 50 and 75 degrees and while they may not need bathing suits in Florence [...]

Some of the best things about the Hawaiian Islands

One of the many waterfalls found on the Big Island, believed to be PeePee Falls.                       Hawaii is one of My Vacation Lady's favorite places to visit and every time we return we start planning our next vacation back to the islands.  With [...]

Differences between Cancun, the Riviera Maya and Playa Mujeres

So often, when My Vacation Lady mentions Cancun, Playa Mujeres or the Riviera Maya to clients interested in a great all inclusive beach vacation or honeymoon, I'll hear hesitation about Cancun. Some of my clients still think of the time they spent in Cancun during spring break.  Yes, Cancun still is one of the top [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Another reason to protect your vacation with travel insurance…weather and more

Welcome to Peak Hurricane Season!  Not sure if you realize that hurricane season lasts for 6 months and this year is supposed to be a big one.  Seems that every year the weather forecasters say we are going to have a bad year for hurricanes.  We've already had a bunch of named storms.  Hurricane Dorian [...]

A nice little hike in Poipu, Kauai

Many of My Vacation Lady's clients want to do some hiking in Kauai and think that they have to go to Waimea Canyon or the North Shore to do some hiking and see some great views.  It was funny that one of my honeymooners told me that her friend (another of our honeymooners) found a [...]

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: [...]