vacation planning

Tips on traveling during hurricane season

Did you know that hurricane season technically lasts 6 months of the year?  Hurricane season starts on June 1 (next week) and ends on November 30.  If you chose not to travel to anywhere that MAY be subject to a hurricane during that time of the year, you may not take many summer  or fall [...]

Eating local Caribbean Favorites

It's time for a bit of travel inspiration- Foodie style.  Let's head to the Caribbean and talk about some of the signature local dishes from some of our favorite islands. Barbados Flying Fish and Macaroni Pie You can not go to Barbados and NOT try their famous flying fish and macaroni pie.  We [...]

Great resort spas in the Caribbean and Mexico

My Vacation Lady has seen some spectacular resort spas and if you are spa enthusiasts, we can recommend some wonderful resorts.  When we were in St Lucia last, we visited Sugar Beach Resort.  Imagine walking through the lush gardens along a wooden path to get to your spa cabin that is in the middle of [...]

How adventurous do you want your vacation to be?

The first time, My Vacation Lady got a call for a totally adventurous vacation was about 5 years ago from a young man who wanted something different.  He knew what he wanted- Queenstown, New Zealand and knew that he wanted to do some really fun things but needed our help putting it together for him. [...]

Preparing yourself for less stress when returning from your vacation

If you are one of the lucky ones who gets to actually stay disconnected while you are on vacation and not have to check in with work, consider yourself to be very lucky. My Vacation Lady is really looking forward to the time that we can leave our laptop at home when we're on vacation [...]

Why My Vacation Lady will ask to see your passport

In our 20+ years in the vacation planning business, we've been able to save a "near disaster" a few times.  Those near disaster would be--- the bride waving good bye to her groom at the airport when he was denied boarding because his passport wasn't valid long enough after the date of return from their honeymoon [...]

Top Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Even the best planned out vacations can have a snag in it but it is My Vacation Lady's goal to try to make sure snags won't happen to our clients. Here are some of the top travel mistakes that some people may make when planning their vacations or honeymoons: Not looking at your passport before [...]

Family Vacation Planning Tips

The funny thing is when you, as a travel agency, like My Vacation Lady, plan lots and lots of honeymoons---- those clients come back a few years later and want to go away as a family. Family vacations are ones that will create memories to last lifetimes.  They are fun and educational all in one. [...]

Where have you been? Take this challenge

It's sad that My Vacation Lady has only been to 29 of the 100 places to visit on this challenge.  We've been close to a lot of them but may not have visited the exact location.  Basically what this means is that we have a lot of traveling to do to make up for the [...]

Tips for planning a multi-generational vacation

My Vacation Lady is receiving more and more requests for vacations for 3 and sometimes 4 generations of families.  Sometimes it's for a special celebration-- A special birthday A special anniversary A graduation A retirement Recovery from a life threatening illness or just because the families live so far apart. With age ranges ranging from [...]