vacation planning

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 [...]

Do you enjoy snorkeling? Best Snorkeling Spots

A few years back, My Vacation Lady snorkeled in some of the clearest waters that ever imaginable and among some of the most beautiful coral.  This was in Bora Bora.  The fish were multi colored and it was just a great experience that I highly recommend to all of our clients headed to French Polynesia. [...]

How to order a beer around the world

With Oktoberfest starting in Munich in a few short weeks, My Vacation Lady wants to help you join in the celebration too as you travel the world. Let's see how good you are on knowing how to order a beer around the world. Let's try some and see if you can guess what country you [...]

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 [...]

Nova Scotia- what you might not know about it

Nova scotia for adventure, wine, food and value Let's talk about Nova Scotia. This beautiful place is quite underrated. Need some highlights on why to visit? You’re always close to the ocean with the over 8200 miles of coastline. The center of Halifax is actually a star but the heart of the city is enjoying [...]

Active Sightseeing

Just because you are going to a place full of culture and history, doesn't mean that you need to visit every museum and see every type of architecture in the city.  A good number of My Vacation Lady's clients want to mix a bit of culture and history with outdoor adventure and active sightseeing. So [...]

Travel Insurance – why should you take it

Since there is nothing fun, romantic or even exciting about travel insurance, why write yet another blog post about it?  Because we just had clients lose out on 1 night of their honeymoon due to a flight cancellation. On July 15, 2018, as My Vacation Lady was stuck in the Fort Lauderdale airport waiting for [...]

Tips for your international vacation

Whether you are going to the Caribbean or Tahiti, Europe or Asia, traveling is exciting and by taking care of a few things in advance, you’ll have a smoother vacation.  My Vacation Lady likes to prepare our clients with handy travel tips. Check your passport  If it due to within 6 months of your date of [...]

Ladies, can you pack for a week’s trip in just a carry on?

If you have read any of My Vacation Lady's packing tips blogs, you'll know that I am the queen of over packing.  It might be an inborn trait-- I think I got it from my mother and I know I have passed it on to my daughter. Whenever I see an article on how to [...]